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.

my weekend in photos

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summer camp ended on thursday for the kids, so camp gilbo is underway until school starts back up. greg took the kids to the “yellow and blue park” on friday.

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swimming and popsicles!

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friday night dinner dates and this is the best picture we could get.

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leaving a trail of trains and legos everywhere he goes.

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after a trip to the y, we headed out to the park and ran around.

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we hit up legoland this morning for our first trip to the water park. it was super fun, i’ll share more pics this week.

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color time while we wait for our food.

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we had a great weekend and we’re so excited the olympics have started!
camp gilbo continues this week!

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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heather and i got in a much needed five mile run on friday morning before work.

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excited for water day!

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greg and i had a lovely lunch + starbucks date on friday.

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these two were having way too much fun at publix after we left the y on saturday morning.

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greg had to go to work on saturday, so the kids and i held down the fort.

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this morning, we got up and headed to legoland!

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already sweating.

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driving the tractor on the duplo farm!

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my little cheese ball riding the wizard ride for the first time while kenley rode the roller coaster.

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dinosaurs and legos, these are a few of his favorite things.

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driving through the safari!

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i think they had a good time.

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we had a great weekend. the weather was hot, the pool was warm, and legoland was so fun!

how was your weekend?

Legoland 2015

Last weekend, we headed down to Legoland to play at the park and stay at the hotel. We hadn’t been back to the park since last December when we went with my parents, which means our annual pass was about to expire and we wanted to get down there one more time before it did. Florida residents get a deal at the hotel Sunday through Thursday, so Greg and I took Monday off so we could visit the park two days. We didn’t end up telling the kids we were going until the day before, so really just Greg and I had been looking forward to this little trip and a night away for a while.

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We arrived at the hotel around 1pm on Sunday and couldn’t get into our room, so we left our luggage and went straight into the park. We headed to the Duplo area first to ride a few rides since Crosby could ride all of them in that area. We were pretty surprised to find the wait times around 5 minutes at each ride.

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The first time we were at Legoland, Kenley couldn’t ride the horses because you had to be four years old, so we told her that we would go again when she was four so she could ride them. She didn’t let us forget about it either. For the last year, she has brought up the “horses at Legoland” and how she can ride them when she turns four. While we were at Disney the weekend before, she reminded us about them again not knowing that she would be riding them soon. I think they lived up to the hype.

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We did most of the park on Sunday since it was pretty empty. The longest we waited for a ride was around 15 minutes. We also knew that we didn’t need to do it all, so we headed back to explore the hotel (and get beers) around 5pm.

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There was a giant castle in the lobby (next to the bar) where the kids could play and legos and building plates at every corner. Crosby liked to run around, but Kenley sat and played with legos several times while we were there.

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We chose the pirate themed room, since that’s our thing right now and it did not disappoint. There were also a couple little things about the room that really stood out to me, like the Honest Company toiletries, the stool in the bathroom so the kids could reach the sink, the Duplo legos in the room, and the Lego Movie playing continuously on its own channel.

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We didn’t do any swimming while we were there, but we walked around the property and down to Lake Eloise around sunset. It was really pretty.

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Kenley slept on the top bunk (which was very exciting for her) and we had hopes for Crosby to sleep on the trundle bed, but we ended up in the pack ‘n play about 5 minutes after bedtime started. He wasn’t happy about it, but slept soundly once he was finally asleep.

The next morning, we had breakfast and played legos until the park opened.

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We saw several lego characters, but the kids were satisfied with just waving to them from a distance.

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The park opened at 9:30am on Monday for hotel guests so we literally had the place to ourselves. Once it opened to the public at 10am, it wasn’t bad either. Mondays are their slow days and you could tell. We walked on to almost every single ride, sometimes doing them twice since there was no one waiting when we were done.

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Kenley was quite the little thrill seeker and went on every roller coaster at least twice. She stood tall and was able to sneak onto the coasters that were 42″ or taller. She and Greg’s favorite was the dragon roller coaster and my favorite was the dinosaur roller coaster.

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Before having lunch and heading home, we walked through the historic part of Legoland which is the Cypress Gardens botanical gardens.

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The Banyan tree was planted from a seed in 1939 and now looks like this. The pictures do not do it justice. It is ginormous.

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We had such a great time at Legoland and quite a different experience from our first trip. We were surprised how empty the park was on both days, but were very excited that we got to do pretty much every ride in the park. The hotel was also so much fun. Greg and I kept talking about how much fun we were having and it was just so nice to be able to get away for the night, just the four of us. We are already looking forward to doing it again.