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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring Break Trip to Dallas Part 3

Last year when we went to visit my parents in Florida, my 7 and 9 year olds really, really wanted to go to Legoland but it rained that day, not just a little, but pouring down ,cold rain (which honestly we can't complain as it was the only day of bad weather we had.)  So when I found out that there was a Legoland Discovery Center in Dallas I knew that would be something they really would want to do.  I didn't tell them though.  I wanted it to be a surprise.  I bough the tickets online since they were $7 cheaper that way and scheduled our visit for Wednesday at 11:30.  Also, since the little girls had just had a birthday we planned on taking them to Build A Bear Workshop for their present.

We slept in a bit, had breakfast, and spent the rest of the morning cleaning up and loading the van. We got to the Grapevine Mills Mall just a few minutes before our entrance time.  I have to say, in my opinion it was WAY overpriced.  I know I have a larger than average family, but for us to go it was just over $140 with the discounted tickets.  Personally, I think they should just charge for the children and not the adults that are accompanying them like other similar places do.  My 6, 7, and 9 year olds enjoyed it though.

When you enter they do a little introduction that talks about how LEGOS are made and everyone gets a free LEGO brick.



Inside there was a play place that Lily, Anthony, and Christian were the right size for.


And another play area with a slide some other play equipment and some building blocks that Emmie was the right size for and big brothers could play too.


There were 3 "rides", Merlin's Apprentice, Kingdom Quest, and one that you could drive LEGO police cars.





The city of Dallas made out of LEGOS.




A Ninjago area.



A theater (only Chelsea went in there), and a place where you could build and race your LEGO cars. There was also a cafe and a store.

After 2 hours we were ready to leave.  We grabbed some lunch at Applebees which was right outside the mall.  Stopped in 3 stores, including the Disney Store where Chelsea bought something for each of the children.  Then we headed to Build A Bear Workshop.

Lily and Emmie both picked the same thing, a My Little Pony named Princess Luna.





Lily picked a skirt, shirt, and pink shoes for her pony.  Emmie picked a cinderella dress and shoes for hers and they both got hair brushes.  They both got hair brushes.  Chelsea made a puppy.  Emmie named her pony Sparkles and Lily stuck with Princess Luna.

We grabbed a snack from the Original Cookie Company and started the drive home.  Within minutes Lily and Emmie had fallen asleep.




We had a great time but it is always nice to be home.  It seems our timing to arrive home was good because the next morning Christian was sick (and still is), that evening Anthony got sick, the next morning Art started not feeling well, and Emmie started running a fever too!  We are laying low this week-end and praying everyone is better soon!
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