Monday, February 09, 2009

Legos All Around

We had a GREAT time Saturday for Braeden's birthday!

Knowing that three kids is already quite pricey with parties, and especially knowing that I want more, I decided a couple years ago to only do big parties at the kids' fifth, tenth, and sixteenth birthdays. So since this was Braeden's fifth, we went all out. He was able to choose Lego land with our friends, or something closer adding his friends from school. He picked Lego land.

We headed up to the Chicago area with my friend J and her three girls, meeting my friend and her two (who are Braeden's bio brother and sister) at Lego land. It was fun, but I don't know that I would go there and pay the cost any other time. Maybe if we lived closer and bought the year pass??? We ate pizza and cake, opened gifts, played in a huge lego area, rode a dragon ride, watched a 4D lego movie, took a tour of "lego Chicago", went on a lego jungle expedition, and saw Pres. Obama in legos! It was pretty funny that most of our kids knew exactly who he was! I have more pics I want to post, but here are a few to start with...

J and our six heading in to lego land...

At the entrance, the eyes moved and the littles wanted nothing to do with it!!!

A group shot after playing!!!

After Lego land, we headed over to a huge nearby mall. J had some returns to make and we thought it would be fun to walk around. I have done real well with spending and not buying and letting God provide. I found a huge bargain on a few Christmas gifts for next year (spending $20 on 4 gifts plus 4 things for ourselves), and got a great bargain on a Gymboree summer outfit for a baby shower ($6). That's it!
The kids did real well and we headed home at about bed time. They were out within ten minutes! :) We kept Braeden's gifts from myself and my parents as well as his birthday dinner, for Sunday. He got some great gifts, and ate grilled cheese, pancakes, eggs, a smoothie, and chocolate cake as his special dinner! Too funny! :)


Julie said...

Is that girlie in the pic- she is getting so big! sounds like a fun day- Happy Birthday Braeden!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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