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.

so long summer 2016

Just like that, August arrived, summer camp came to an end and Camp Gilbo began. The kids were out of school and home for ten eleven straight days. We did our best to keep busy and overall the week went well…but it was still very exhausting.

On Monday, we started the week of watching the Olympics!

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We also went the Orlando Science Center in the afternoon, which worked out well since it turned out to be a rainy day…and also a rainy week.

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Aside from many trips to the YMCA, we also hit up several parks in the area. Greg took them to the “yellow and blue” park twice, they went to our normal park twice, and I took them to a new park after we went to Baby Bootcamp on Wednesday. These kids live for parks.

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The kids had Meet the Teacher on Thursday so we went out to dinner with some friends afterwards. We are super excited about the kids’ teachers and classes this year. Kenley is excited to be back in the same class with some old friends.

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On Sunday, we played at the Grand Floridian with some friends who were in from New York.

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We had a busy week and it was hard determining what day it was at any given point.

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The kids headed back to school on Monday, but it was short lived. They were home by 11:00am due to no air conditioning at the school, a true state of emergency in Florida. Day one, take two, was a success on Tuesday!

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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five miles on friday morning. it was slow and steady.

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we headed to the townhouse restaurant on friday after work. the kids were so excited to see charlie and margot who were visiting from canada!

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so thankful for a quick dinner with these girls. it’s been way too long.

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i was back on campus on saturday morning to work while greg and the kids hit up the y and the park.

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after crosby’s much needed haircut, we headed to sea world!

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shamu!

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we thought for sure that we would be the only fools who wanted to go to sea world on saturday evening when it was 95 degrees outside. wrong. it was packed. there are apparently a lot of other crazies out there aside from us.

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greg and i collapsed on the couch once we got home and watched london has fallen. it was pretty good!

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sunday included church and errands. kenley and i did a little back to school shopping at target this afternoon too.

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it’s not a weekend without a quick swim and popsicles.

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we had a great weekend! our summer weekends are quickly winding down, so we’re making the most of them.

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos 

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after work on friday, we headed to winter park. i popped in to the rifle paper co. sample sale to pick up some goodies.

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we tried the coop for dinner for some good southern food.

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daddy’s girl.

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saturday morning, we met some friends at the park before we headed to the y. it was hot, but fun!

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after nap, we made a family trip to lucky’s market! Greg and i had a $2 draft while we shopped. i think i’ve found my new favorite place to shop.

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kenley loved having her own cart…until i put cilantro in there and then she didn’t want it anymore…oy.

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i pulled myself away from a day of grading to enjoy some pool time with these hams.

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our view from dinner at our favorite restaurant.

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celebrating eight years of marriage with a trip to target and dinner at hillstone.

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a great way to end the weekend.

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we had a good weekend mixed with work and play and some toddler attitude thrown in there as well. how as your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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friday lunch at blaze. yum.

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saturday morning starbucks run.

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we completed the orlando united 5k on saturday morning. it was hot and brutal, but we went out and supported our city and that’s all that matters.

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saturday afternoon, we headed out to world of beer for a home brew competition. our friend brewed a beer and it was delicious!

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it was about 97 degrees out there, but we had a great time!

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summer time means wearing your swim suit to publix! we hit up the splash pad afterwards.

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michelle and i headed to the new lucky’s market this afternoon to check it out. it was crowded, but it was surprisingly awesome! i can’t wait to go back.

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swimming and popsicles!

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how was your weekend?!

my {long} weekend in photos

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after an uneventful friday night, i started my saturday morning with my first trail run!

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we were a little nervous and probably a little too ambitious since we thought we were going to do five miles, but we happily ended at 3.3 since it was super hot and humid. overall, it was a great time and we ended up having a huge group, which made it even better!

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cleaning out some toys, which of course made him want to play with them even more.

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alicia came into town on saturday morning, so we went out to cooper’s hawk for dinner and drinks; then to headed to target to stock up on party supplies for sunday.

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sunday morning stroll to starbucks!

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sunday swim time!

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fun with alicia!

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watermelon by the pool, summer is here.

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enjoying the great weather this weekend.

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sporting their red, white, and blue!

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after a hot monday morning run, we jumped right into the pool.

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after naps, we headed down to vanbarry’s to celebrate our sweet friends’ engagement!

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we had such a fun long weekend and were so happy that alicia was in town for it!

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happy memorial day!