Legoland Beach Retreat // April 2017

To end the month of April, we headed down to Legoland to check out the new Beach Retreat. We started the day at the Legoland water park before heading over to check in to our room. We drove over to the Beach Retreat and checked into right from our car with the drive-thru check in. It was super convenient.

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Our room was in Seagull’s Cove and we shared a bungalow with the Herolds. Each cove has its own playground that is visible from each room. The kids loved walking right out to play.

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The rooms are super cute! Just like the Legoland Hotel, there is a small separate room with bunk beds for the kids. The kids didn’t go right to sleep by any means, but Greg and I sat on the porch after they finally went to bed. The set up of the room is just so much better than a standard hotel room and it really makes such a difference!

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After we got settled, we headed over to the pool for some swimming before dinner. There was also another larger playground and a bar right by the pool. Once we saw the set up, we knew we should have spent the afternoon at the resort instead of the water park. We definitely made a mental note for next time.

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After swimming, the kids played Legos at the bungalow until it was time for dinner. The restaurant was also right by the pool so we walked over to have dinner.

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The next morning, everyone was up early! We headed over for breakfast, which is included in your reservation, before heading back to Legoland.

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We spent a couple hours at the park riding roller coasters and rides. Since we all went to bed late and got up early, we headed out after lunchtime so the kids could nap the whole way home.

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Overall, we had such a great time with the Herolds. The Beach Retreat is so so cute and we will definitely be back!

my weekend in photos

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friday night date night

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saturday morning started early with soccer pictures and a game for crosby.

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kenley had a bye week, so she was the designated cheerleader for the day!

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after soccer, we headed to legoland! we played in the water park, then stayed at the beach retreat, which was so adorable! more pictures to come.

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we went back to legoland for a couple of hours today before heading home.

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we had such a fun weekend! how was yours?

my weekend in photos

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after an uneventful friday night, i got up on saturday morning and headed downtown for the best damn race half marathon.

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it was a tough race, but i finished! race recap and lots of pics to come.

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greg and the kids came down to catch the end of the race, which i was so happy about. they hit up the park to play after the race.

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the weather was absolutely perfect this weekend.

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a walk and a bike ride on saturday afternoon.

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we headed out early this morning to go to legoland!

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it was the lego batman movie day at the park so there were some fun things to do. we built a (very) small part of the joker and got to see it complete before we left.

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as well as several of the small squares on the big mosaic. we had to pull crosby away from the table or he would have built the rest of little squares.

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they also go to meet lego batman! crosby holding his hand melts my heart, he loved it.

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hanging out it the dino while kenley rides the roller coaster.

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they had the ride to themselves.

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we had such a good time at the park today. i needed a batman shirt to fit in though!

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we had a busy weekend, but it was sure fun!
how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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friday night sunset.

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friday was parents’ night out at the y, so we went out for dinner and drinks while the kids had a blast playing.

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our run on saturday was a struggle, but at least i got to see these lovely ladies.

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we headed to legoland in the afternoon.

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riding the horses!

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after an unsuccessful attempt to ride the new ninjago ride, we headed back towards the end of the day to try one more time and walked right on! it was super cool.

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rawr!

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after a morning of homework and meal prep, we headed outside before the storms rolled in.

when we got the bikes out, i asked kenley if she wanted to take her training wheels off. she ran inside to ask greg to take them off. after two tries, she was on her way! she did such a great job!

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we had a good weekend! today was hit or miss due to some poor listening ears, but kenley is so excited about her training wheels coming off!

how was your weekend?

Brick or Treat 2016 

In the midst of our crazy month of October, I put Legoland on our calendar since they were hosting Brick or Treat. We had never been to this event before so I figured it was a good excuse to get down there. Along with trick or treating in the park, the fireworks show was scheduled to start at 8pm, so we took our time getting out of the house. The kids ended up taking a nap in the car on the way there which was great!

We arrived at the park around 1:30pm and we could already tell that it was more busy that it normally is. Of the few times we had been to the park, we haven’t seen any of the shows, so we started with the Lego Movie 4D show. The kids really liked it! We rode some rides and checked out the new Ninjago figures for the new ride opening soon.

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To be completely honest, the first couple hours were a struggle. There was a lot of whining, complaining, and threatening, but once we decided to change into their Halloween costumes, the mood totally changed. After being a little scared of the giant Lego mummy, they got their picture with him and we were off to Brick or Treat!

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We also had to get our picture with the pirate Lego man since Greg and I were sporting our shirts. We originally had gotten the shirts for pirate night on the cruise, but they worked out well for this trip too!

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The weather was absolutely gorgeous since we went on the coolest weekend of the month.

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The little path was lined with the most adorable Halloween Legos. I really want one of these guys for our yard next year!

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We grabbed some dinner and rode a few more rides before the fireworks started. Crosby loved playing in the waiting areas building Legos while Kenley rode the rides that he couldn’t.

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We were all handed our 3D glasses for the fireworks show which turned out to be amazing! The glasses made it seem like there were Lego bricks bursting in the sky with each firework. It was really cool.

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We had such a great time at Brick or Treat! The kids each came home with a new Lego set as part of their birthday presents so the fun continued the next day when we got to build them. Hopefully we’ll be back next year!

my weekend in photos

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heather and i ran and enjoyed some cool temperatures for five miles on saturday morning. i wore my long sleeves and our run ended at starbucks, so already our day was off to a good start.

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crosby and hudson warming up before the girls’ soccer game.

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crosby said “it’s so freezing!”

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the little monsters had their last soccer game of the season on saturday. they played awesome and kenley scored another goal! they had such a great season and kenley improved vastly from last season.

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saturday afternoon, we headed to legoland for brick or treat! the kids got to wear their halloween costumes and looked incredible! i have a lot of photos from the day, so i will share more soon!

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crosby and his buddy huck are only seven days apart so we got to celebrate his third birthday this morning at the park!

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the coolest roller slide!

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running off some energy and enjoying the perfect weather.

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celebrating these two with pizza and cupcakes.

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super heroes!

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super friends!

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we had some ups and downs this weekend, but overall it was great! the weather was gorgeous and we continued the birthday celebrations. 

how was your weekend?

Legoland Water Park // August 2016

Last weekend, we finally went to the Legoland Water Park! We have been to the park several times, but this time we went to go to the water park itself. We did do a few rides before the water park opened, but the rest of time was spent splashing in the water.

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Kenley’s favorite Lego Friend, Emma!

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Greg and Crosby posing by Greg’s future car…made out of Legos.

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Kenley rode all of the slides that she could, but she wasn’t a fan of the tunnel slide since it was pitch black the whole ride. She spent majority of the time at the Joker Soaker, which had a lot of different slides in that one area.

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Greg and I both rode one of the tall water slides. I chose the tunnel slide because it had a less steep incline, but I’ll definitely try the other two next time. I’m not going to lie, they are really tall and I was nervous to go down them, which is completely silly since the height minimum is 48″!

Crosby liked the water slides even though he wasn’t tall enough for some of them, but he really didn’t like water coming straight down on his head so he wouldn’t even go near the slides that had waterfall type features. He really liked playing with the jumbo Legos in the wave pool.

My favorite was the lazy river. I could have stayed there all day. The kids had fun collecting the jumbo Legos and building them on our rafts.

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We ended up staying for about two hours before the storms rolled in and we decided to call it a day. We did the lazy river just one more time before we changed into dry clothes, which ended up coming back to bite us since we had to run to the car in the rain and ended up with wet clothes again.

Hopefully we’ll be back to the water park before it closes for the season. If not, definitely again in the spring.