Saturday, June 30, 2012

Disney's Brave

This morning we took Liv to see Brave 3D at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. We were apprehensive to take her to a movie but since this was a kid's event with a live show, we figured it's the best time to try. We went with Terry, Morgan & Kieran. She was mesmerized by the huge theater and the guy playing Disney songs on a gorgeous, old timey Wurlitzer organ *I love organs!!!* She was really excited to see Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Goofy & Donald Duck. She did okay during the first 20 minutes of the movie. She totally refused to wear her 3D glasses but it wasn't super blurry without them. I had to take her out 3 times when she got antsy. We went downstairs and hung out in the lobby. They had a coloring station that kept her busy for about 5 minutes. She finally watched the end credits so she missed most of the movie but we still think she was spectacular. An overall success for her first movie. I really enjoyed Brave, so happy there was no cheesy songs and a strong, kick ass princess who doesn't need a man! Merida's weave was a glorious ginge, I hope Liv's grows that long.
Afterwards, we went to lunch at Birds on Franklin so now I am super sleepy from an enormous cheeseburger *that I couldn't finish* and sweet potato fries along with getting up at 8am.


Kieran was a pro, he sat still and watched the entire movie

Can't wait to see Frankenweenie

Love this one!
Me & Hitchie

OMG!!! Tippi Hedren is my absolute favorite actress of the 60's. She is so graceful and  beautiful. I have watched The Birds about 1,000 times!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

The Neon Boneyard

I have wanted to visit this place ever since I heard about it 8 months ago. We took an hour long guided tour. Let me tell you, it was unbearably hot, Antz almost fainted. We learned a lot about the history of Las Vegas. It was pretty awesome.

Neon Museum

The staff loaned Antz an umbrella so Liv could stay out of the blazing sun.
The famous Silver Slipper. Legend says that Howard Hughes purchased the casino because the slipper kept him up at night.

I want one of these letters!!

Our hot tour guide, Mitch

this sign was used in the movie Casino

This was our first time going to old downtown Vegas
Vegas Vic & Sassy Sally *did you know a minister married them?*

We saw Cirque du Soleil O on our honeymoon, it was so rad!

Elvis talking on his cell phone
The line was too long to take a photo in front of the sign

Smell ya later Las Vegas, my eyes are still burning from all the smoke!