Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Legoland Birthday Party!

On January 19, we celebrated Lucas' birthday by taking a trip to Legoland!  He had been once before with some friends and had decided that's what he wanted to do for his birthday party this year.  So we got our cousins and a couple of grandparents into town and did just that!  :)

(get ready for picture overload...)

Sunday worked out to be the best day to go--but we headed to church first.
I love this pic of Meme and Papa with the grandkids!

Lucas adores his cousin James

this is how cousin Conner was most of the day--comfy, calm, cozy, and content

lookin' like a cool dude in front of the restaurant of his choice--Fuzzy's Taco Shop--
he's obsessed with the quesadillas!

these 4 are great buds--
conner will be able to keep up soon!

lots of energy around this table

lucas gets some snuggles from meme

we've arrived!!!

legos to entertain before we even step into the elevator

busy playing while waiting for our lego factory tour to begin

sweet cutie-pie reese

nobody wants to look at the camera these days  ;)

checking out all the gears, levers, and buttons during the tour

building on the "earthquake tables"

will their creations withstand the shaking?!?

anthony and daddy working hard to build a lego car

racing their lego cars down the ramps...
go james!

go lucas!

go reese!  :)

lots of climbing and sliding fun

sitting amidst the biggest pile of soft foam lego bricks we've ever seen!

lucas loved this lego giraffe

nice tower, lucas!

that's a creative guy, anthony!

good work, james!

three curious boys peeking through the gate at one of the attractions
(yes, they are wearing coordinating sweaters!)  ;)

daddy and anthony ready to pedal fast on merlin's apprentice ride

aunt mandy and james about to take off

after running around the play zone, these three shed their sweaters and cool off in the dallas miniland

waiting for the movie to begin in the 4D cinema

we were so happy that lucas was JUST tall enough to ride the forest rangers pursuit--
they actually let him squeak by--he's not 40 inches yet, but COME ON--
it's the kid's birthday!!!

anthony and james test their driving skills

back at meme and papas hotel, we ordered in some pizza and let the kiddos swim

and, of course, we had lego cake!

love how proud he is

make a wish, little man!

i think he's enjoying it!

a card with a year of memories (plus some cash) from nonno and nonna

a huge monster truck from the cousins

a new lego set from papa and meme

big brother anthony was all smiles all day

loving all the lego goody bag cuteness

in the morning lucas opens one final gift from aunt michelle...

...a new sticker book--
hours of entertainment!

All in all, it was SUCH a fun day!  Our Legoland birthday party was a succerss!  Thank you to ALL our family, near and far, who helped to make his birthday special!!!