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Friday, January 16, 2015

Maletch's 6th Birthday!

I am super late in posting this...
For Maletch's 6th birthday, we ended up having a 2-week long Birthday Extravaganza! He had a Lego themed birthday party, with custom Lego cake, we took the kids to see The Lego Movie (in theaters at the time). On his actual birthday we took him to Disneyland where he was chosen for the Jedi Training Academy and got to fight Darth Vader, from there we hopped on the Monorail headed for Downtown Disney. We took the kids to the Lego Store to let them fill buckets at the "Pick-Your-Brick Wall" - that is fun you get to stuff as many as you can fit into your bucket and you choose the sizes/colors/whatever you want. From there we went to the Rainforest Cafe for dinner and the kids absolutely loved it- the huge aquariums, and jungle animals that all come to life! We love that place, that is where John and I went for our first date 11 yrs+ ago! From there we headed back to the park for even more fun- such a fun birthday- and that was not all.... we still had another fun day planned that I will share at the bottom of the post... (and a few other surprises I will add to this post tomorrow).

 Since I couldn't find what I was looking for at the party store - as far as Lego themed decorations, I improvised and made a Lego centerpiece and some other decorations! :)
Although I know many people use real Legos to decorate their Lego themed cakes- I did not want real Legos on the cake because I did not want to have to clean sticky gooey frosting off of those impossible to clean Legos- so I asked the bakery to make some edible bricks! I thought they did a pretty good job!
 Some of his loot!

He got quite a few Lego sets, but his favorite was his R/C Lego Train!! Legos and trains, it doesn't get any better than a Lego train!

 Goofing around in the movies!

Jedi Training Academy:
 We had no idea what the Jedi Training Academy was, the program just mentioned you can learn how to use a light saber, so we asked him if he wanted to check it out. He was one of the lucky ones chosen out of at least 100 screaming/jumping kids, but he had no idea that Darth Vader, Darth Maul and Stormtroopers were going to invade the class and that he was in store for a 1-on-1 battle with Darth Vader! Because of the good actors, sound effects and soundtrack he felt it was real, and he displayed a lot of courage for the fear we later found out he had!

The Lego Store:
 Pick a Brick Wall!
We let them build their own mini-figs too!

Rainforest Cafe:

While we were having dinner, the kids freaked out when they saw these girls walk in! :)

Last year for a school Field Trip we went to LEGOLAND- how fun right? We had never been to LEGOLAND before so we weren't exactly sure what to expect. I knew the kids would love it considering how into Legos they both are.... and we planned it during the 2-week long Birthday Extravaganza we had for Maletch.
LEGOLAND was awesome! The rides were way better than we expected, everywhere we looked- there were life-size Lego sculptures that blew our minds, "That's made out of Legos?" and the icing on the cake for the kids was "The Lego Movie" experience. They have a behind the scenes peek at some of the movie props and then as we were leaving that exhibit- who did the kids spot walking around?? Both kids shouted in unison, "There's Wyldstyle!!" They were thrilled to have a meet and greet with their favorite movie star from The Lego Movie!

Since there was so much to see and do, we decided to make a second trip back later that month and the kids started telling us they liked it better than Disneyland, haha! Although LEGOLAND passes would be much more affordable than our annual passes to Disneyland (holy smokes Disney is expensive)- LEGOLAND is way too far of a drive (we could not do that drive once a week like we do Disney)- and their hours are much shorter too. So we explained it would have to be a once in a while treat only.

Well the kids are all in a LEGOLAND mood right now since they just found out I booked us for another field trip there in March- Woot!! I will post some videos of Maletch driving a boat (not on a track)- that was fun, and he drove a car through their little city streets and a bunch of other fun highlights from our 2 days there. Videos coming soon, but for now, I through a few photos into a slideshow below...

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