Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Carson + Your celebration at Legoland

Dear Carson, 

I can't believe that you turned seven years old today!  It seems so crazy to me that this is even possible.  It feels like yesterday that your daddy and I were bringing you home from the hospital.  I can't tell you enough how proud we are of you!  

You bring joy and laughter to everyone you meet.  You are still extremely cautious.  If it looks scary or unsafe you want no part of it, which is quite comforting, especially if you can keep this up all the way through school!  

You are crazy smart and catch on quickly to almost everything.  Math is your favorite subject and you caught on extremely fast with adding and subtracting.  

You love money, which is obviously the reason you never want to spend any of your own, instead you negotiate your way into having me or your dad buy what you're wanting :)  You get much more joy out of watching the amount of money you have grow, and if there's something you want that your dad and I tell you we won't buy, it has to be something really good if you are coming out of pocket. 

You are a very picky eater, and I seriously believe that if you could, you live off pizza, yogurt, and strawberries.  Apparently your daddy was the same way, but if you end up like him, we can see that changing drastically once you get into your teens.  

You have a heart bigger than your body.  When someone is physically hurt or being picked on, I can tell it hurts you to see.  You are always the first to go make sure they are okay and you always let the other person know (no matter how big they may be) that it's not nice to make someone else feel bad.  You are especially this way with your little sister.  Your dad and I smile watching how protective you are with her. 

Carson you are truly one of a kind and I can't tell you enough how blessed I feel that God chose me to be your mama. 


Carson, I truly hope our trip to Legoland is a trip you will always love and remember.  Your dad and I both agreed that we had more fun than we have had in a long time. 

I can't say enough great things about Legoland and their awesome hotel!  If it wasn't a seven hour drive, we would make it an annual trip. 

We truly had the best time.  The happiness and excitement on their faces in every picture says it all! And the added bonus, Carson got to bring along one of his best buddies, so this made it all the more fun for the birthday boy! 



The kids were dying to see the room when we first pulled in, so we hopped on the elevator and went to check it out as fast as we could!  But seriously, well done Legoland, our room was phenomenal. They seriously paid attention to every single detail.  

Loving their pirate bunk beds!


The elevators, oh the elevators!  It never got old even after the 20th time.  We laughed and jammed out every time we got on!

During the week leading up to our trip we were feeling a good bit of anxiety seeing the bad weather they were calling for.  When we pulled up to check in on Friday after driving through some really bad rain and wind it was still drizzling, but by the time we finished checking in the sun was shining and it was around 70 degrees.  Apparently they had bad weather all morning, so the park had just re-opened when we pulled up!!  When I tell you guys we had the entire park all to ourselves, I am not exaggerating!  There may have been a total of 50 people with us in the park on Friday and we did not have to wait in one single line.  It was pure bliss :) 




The kids were in heaven and the rides were so fun for all of them!  I will say, I think the Legoland park is best suited for kids 2-10.  Excluding the roller coasters,  I could see kids that are older than 10 possibly being a little bored.  But for our kids, it was absolutely perfect.  We actually had to beg Carson to ride one of the roller coasters with us...ha! 



And I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was!  I had read mixed reviews online, but we all really enjoyed every meal we had!  We had breakfast every morning at Bricks, lunch both days in the park, and dinner both nights at the the Skyline lounge!  In the park, I highly recommend Fun Town pizza, it was awesome!  And the Granny apple fries are a must while in the park.  I could have seriously eaten five cups of these things :)  


Every evening at the hotel they had activities from 6 to 9.  Our favorite was the pajama party Saturday night.  It was a bit crazy, but the kids had so much fun! 


On Saturday, we knew it was supposed to be cold so we layered up.  And while it was chilly, we never heard one complaint and all of the boys were peeling off layers by lunch time.  Once again, the park was pretty dead and we had another fun filled day with no lines! 





Miniland was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.  I still can't believe all of this was made by Legos. 




On Sunday, we all woke up a little sad to leave.  If the kids would not have had school on Monday I think we would have stayed one more night!  And Taylor didn't even care she missed the snow in Charleston, apparently Lego angels are way cooler than snow angels :) 


It truly was a magical weekend!  I hope Carson never forgets all the fun we had! 

PS - This post was not sponsored in any way shape or form.  Legoland happily took all of my money and allowed me to spend way too much in their gift shops :)  Haha! 



5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the awesome pics. It truly looked like a wonderful weekend for y'all!!! Happy Birthday Carson! Hope his day is great!

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  2. My son alias a field trip there this year. He can't wait ! Looks so awesome

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  3. Wow, your little boy sounds like such a sweet guy! Happy Birthday to him! Looked like a very fun trip!

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  4. How incredibly sweet!!! It looks like he had a blast!! We must put Legoland on our list!

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  5. This is so sweet. And I love how much you love hanging with your kiddos. Legoland actually looks pretty awesome, haha! xo

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