This year for Christmas (2010) we surprised the kids with a trip to California to go to Legoland, Disneyland and California Adventure. We flew out of El Paso Wed. night (Jan. 5th) and arrived in San Diego about 8pm after transferring planes in Phx. Everything went smoothly until we realized as we are getting our baggage that one of our LARGE suitcases was missing. It had both Travis and Grady's clothes and things in it. We filled out a report and they assured us they would find it within 24 hours, which Travis was not sure he believed, and send it to our hotel. We went on to the hotel and went to sleep to be ready for Legoland the following day. Travis got up early and went to Target and got him and Grady some "essentials". Legoland was great! It was not crowded at all and it was so amazing to see the incredible things made out of legos and there was a couple fun rides as well. Perfect for Grady's age kids and I think Cayden and Ally both had a great time. The park closed at 5pm and we were ready to go by then, great time but definately one day is enough. Here are some pics from our day there. Grady on his favorite ride there "the horsey ride" he went on in two times in a row while Travis took the older two on one he couldn't go on.
Here is Grady at "driving school" it was so cute and funny to see all these 3-5 year olds out there driving cars by themselves. Grady did pretty dang good and earned his license, ha ha!
Here we are on some ride that goes up and down and he thought it was fun to control that.
All 3 kids on a giant slide, ha ha, this was funny! I thought for sure Grady was going to topple forward on his head and roll down but he managed just fine.
Grady and Bob the Builder made out of Legos
Ally and Grady with some pirate guy after a ride we went on.
Darth Vader at the entrance to Legoland. I like that Ally is all snuggled up to him like he is a real person, and a nice one at that!