Hello my darlings! Have you missed me? I haven't been ignoring you, I've been away. We went down to Stuttgart for a few days for Indy to have dyslexia therapy. I'll discuss that on my homeschool blog in a day or so if you're interested. Since Sunday was Indy's eighth birthday, and we were close by, we surprised him by taking him to Legoland! He was so excited when he saw where we were. I know he doesn't look excited in some of the photos, but we couldn't find his sunglasses and he said it was too bright to smile. Huh.
In Miniland they had several German cities built along with some Swiss, Dutch and Italian cities. It was fascinating. Things moved and lit up! Awesome.
In Italy, the little gondolas moved through the water and there were speakers with opera. I loved it.
Being a soccer (football) mad country, they had one of Germany's largest stadiums in Lego. Mr. HH shot a very short video of it.
Mr. HH, being a man, spotted this little number. I wonder how many people do and what the builder was thinking. Blow it up and take a good look. Fancy, huh?
There was so much to see! Of course it wasn't all stuff built our of Legos. There were rides too! They weren't built out of Legos though (thank goodness). We had to talk Indy into getting on the Dragon Coaster. This is him in with a knight made completely out of Legos.
And then we got on the ride. Mr. HH filmed it. You must watch it. It's kind of long, but it's really worth it. Trust me.
Here we are waiting in line for the Lego Atlantis exhibit.
Lego Atlantis was really cool. It's a walk through aquarium with Lego divers discovering the city of Atlantis. There are beautiful fish in the aquarium and we could have stayed for hours just watching them. Unfortunately we couldn't get any clear photos. Bummer.
Before we left we stopped to drop some Euros in the shop (of course). Indy was practically a puddle on the floor. If you've ever been over to the Captain's blog, you know he and his boys are really (really) into Star Wars and Legos (and bacon, but that's another story). I saw something that I thought would make his head explode with excitement.
Lego Death Star! It is HUGE. I couldn't find how many pieces it has,but it has to be thousands. I can't even imagine the time it takes to put this thing together. In case you're wondering, it was 419 Euros. WOW! Indy has decided he wants it for Christmas. Um, yeah. I'm afraid Santa will have no room for it in his pack.
So, that was my baby's 8th birthday. We have a big fat pirate party coming up this weekend. Stay tuned for photos from that!