Friday, August 24, 2012


My friend, Jen, offered us FREE tickets to visit LEGOLAND. The only stipulation was they had to be used before the end of the month. We jumped at the opportunity! We took them this past Sunday and it was a hot one! Luckily our tickets also got us into their water park. Connor has just recently gotten into LEGO’s (thanks to Papa) so he was really excited about going. We got there around 10:30 am and the park was still pretty empty (it opened at 10 am). There was hardly any wait on most of the rides which was nice. It was also pretty cool to see everything made out of LEGO’s.The website made it sound like the park was geared to the younger crowd, and maybe it was, but we took to mean Addison would get to do a lot. Not so much. So we took turns going on rides with Connor but she was still happy. I don’t think she knew the difference :)
Daytona Speedway was one of the themes in Miniland, where they had reconstructed several different parts of the US out of LEGO’s.

After lunch we headed to the water park. We were ready to cool off! So we splashed around a bit and then the rain clouds started to roll in. It was okay with us as it cooled things off a bit and perfect timing since we were already wet! It didn’t rain long though and they never closed any rides due to lightning. Next thing you know Addie is running out of the water as a woman is speed walking by, who was busy yakking away to a friend. She wasn’t paying any attention to where she was going and plowed right into Addie. She went down hard and immediately started crying. I assumed she just hit her knee but when I picked her up there was blood all around her mouth. Of course the lady was super apologetic but I wasn’t listening. I ran to the life guard to find out where medic was. I quickly found John to let him know where we were headed and then took her in. Luckily it was just a busted lip and nothing too serious. No missing teeth or anything. It swelled up really quick though. They gave her a Popsicle to help with the swelling and I gave her a lot of TLC. She’s one tough cookie and handled it very well.
We wrapped it up at the water park and headed back out to finish exploring the rest of LEGOLAND. Addison was worn out by this time and quickly fell asleep in the stroller. Connor had the best time riding/racing the LEGO cars. He rode that one two or three times. We hit up a few more rides and then decided to call it a day. By then it was almost 6 pm. We were also hungry so we started talking about what we were going to eat. Connor seemed pretty excited to go eat out somewhere (we don’t do it very often). We didn’t make it out of the parking lot though before he was fast asleep. John and I settled for drive-thru and headed back home. A fun-filled day full of great memories :) Thanks again, Jen!
You can check out the rest of our LEGOLAND pictures here.

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