|Morning we left. |
Meres climbed up on the stool to help with the eggs.
|it keeps them entertained, and allows parental conversation too|
The VBS is going well. I feel that Mr. Hippie and I have both been enabled by God to share the message He has given us.
|I'm betting Meres was eating something like a leaf.|
We are doing us Hebrews 11-13 "race of faith" theme once again. It has tied in perfectly with the Olympics. Tomorrow I am sharing about Michael Phelps in regards to athletes having trainers and being disciplined. I think it it awesome that he just today broke the Olympic record of 47 years in picking up his 19th medal.
|I love them...|
Today we spent a few hours at Legoland Discovery Center, Chicago. It was a fun family time.
|Margaret, of Reader's Digest fame, can now also claim "ugly pig" fame|
It is a bit pricey. Tickets are almost $20 for adults, and around $15 for kids. We had a coupon which knocked off a bit, but we still ended up paying almost $70.
|afternoon tea at the Battaglins|
Parking was free though. You can't beat that. Not in the Chicago area.
|birthday girl tea. Thanks, Emily!|
There is quite a bit to do. There is a hands on building area-where you can use your imagination, and build anything your heart desires.
There is a 4-D film. Meres laughed her head off, and she didn't even have the glasses. All four kids really enjoyed this, and weren't scared by the things "jumping out" at them. It tells me they are growing up, 'cause there were plenty of scared kids in there.
There was a mini city, with models of many Chicago sites and buildings.
There was a jungle with model animals. My favorites were the monkey and the baby tiger. Adorable!
So, if you are ever in the Chicago area, and your kids like legos, I'd definitely recommend a visit.
But, I'd also recommend getting there after 3:00 in the afternoon. The price is reduced, the crowds have thinned (they only let a certain number of people in at a time), and 4 hours is enough time to do everything.
|Dad and Meres building together|
|cool hydraulic-pedal ride (Embrace the Camera)|
Here's to many new legos to (preferably not) step on.