We went camping last week. It was a short trip, but a good one. It felt like so much work to get all packed up and out the door, but it was worth it once we got there.
None of us slept much, but we all had fun. We had the campground to ourselves since it got so cold at night (below freezing!). The stars were gorgeous. The only bad thing about camping is having to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Or take a kid to the bathroom. That continues to scare me silly.
A souvenir the kids picked at Legoland was to make custom minifigures.
We were a tad disappointed by the selection of pieces available (we wanted infinite possibilities! :) but it was still super fun.
You can tell whose are whose immediately. Or I can anyway.
We thought it was so funny that the redhead picked ALL THE SAME guy - boring hair/sweater/glasses/no accessories guy. We finally talked him into mixing it up a bit!
Not much, though. When he got back he was glad he had picked the pie. Go figure.
And Monkey is... Monkey. That one on the left is the first one he made, and in my opinion, his best. Nautical shirt, odd purple stripe pants, ...face..., skater beanie, AND a spider. Awesome.
These photos were taken with my point and shoot on the hotel carpet, because you know all these guys are being played with now - and their cases, being awesome have NOT been thrown away, but are now empty.
I've heard you can do this at Lego stores, too - super fun!
I know it isn't 'cool' to have fridge magnets anymore.* Design-wise anyway. But I like my lego ones too much.
Also I know you're 'supposed' to wipe the fingerprints off your fridge, but...
They just have a few photos and my menu lists (If I stack enough there, I can just flip the pile over and not have to make any more menus, right? Right?) but these guys just make me happy. Legoland minifig was My souvenir from Legoland this year. Slave Leia just makes me laugh, she's a fave (also Boba Fett! Woo!). They've been on my fridge for a while, but I got a new set this time (and a LOTR set is hiding downstairs, shh!).
But a Lego Admiral Ackbar minifig on my fridge... that's just funny stuff.
*Also, let's face it, I will TOTALLY lose those permission slips/schedules if they're not on my fridge! And I also really like those little ball magnets - given to me by a friend!