It was awesome to see thousands of baby/toddler items in one room. I wanted to buy everything for Erica. It was a pretty successful show and our booth sold over a thousand items. We even got to put Erica on the new package. Beforehand, we did about 10 different photo shoots and thousands of pictures before we came up with something good enough to be photoshopped. This is not the final package picture, but gives you an idea.
Since Erica was with us, we would switch off in the day. Troy would go to the convention in the morning while I played with Erica and then I would work the convention in the afternoon. My brother was there with his wife and kids who did the same thing. It worked out well. Between the two of us, we got to swim, go to the shark exhibit at Mandalay Bay (thanks Wyatt) and go to the M&M chocolate factory.
One night, my mom even babysat after being at the convention all day. We really appreciated it. We took a taxi to the Luxor, grabbed a bit to eat and then went to The Bodies Exhibit. This was such a cool exhibit. I had heard a lot of great things about it and was excited to go. My favorite room was looking at all the fetuses. It is amazing how they were able to save such small fetuses, even as young as 8 weeks. Crazy.
It had been a great night, until we were getting ready to leave and my wallet was not in my bag. Everything else was there and I had my wallet when we got there because I paid for the taxi, but it was definitely not there now. We retraced our steps, checked with security, looked in trash cans, etc. Nothing. I was even allowed to walk back through through The Bodies Exhibit all alone after it closed to look for my wallet. That was very creepy to be with all these bodies, in the dark and alone. I almost didn't even want to look for my wallet.
Well, of course, nothing materialized. I lost cash, gift cards, had to cancel credit cards, lost my license, my social security card (I know, I know), insurance cards, library card, zoo card (why do I keep all of this in my wallet?). It has been a big pain. I am still in the process of replacing everything and trying to protect my identity. I hate thieves.