**Updated to add: Some of you have asked where this is located. It's not a theme park or anything. It's the new store in Schaumburg at Streets of Woodfield. There's a huge giraffe made of legos (go figure!) out front. You can't miss it! A word to the wise, however: It is very expensive. It will range anywhere from $15-20/person (2 and under are free). We got a group rate so we only paid $6 per person. See if you can find a coupon. I wouldn't pay full price!**
Last Friday, we took our first official field trip with our homeschool group and we went to the newly built Legoland in our area. Seriously, I didn't know you could build so many things with legos. It was truly an amazing sight to see. This was one of my favorite creations...don't you see a strange resemblence, what with all the missing teeth and such?They had a replica of the city of Chicago, complete with the lights dimming at regular intervals so we could see it all lit up at night. This is Navy Pier.
I personally loved this life-size Batman. They also had Darth Vader!
We also saw a really cool 4-D movie, attended a presentation on how legos are made, and the boys had lots of opportunities to build their own creations. (There are no pictures here of Caden because he wouldn't stop long enough for me to take his picture. Every single picture features the back or top of his head! He had a ball!) It was a very cool place to visit, and I'm not even a huge fan of legos. (Maybe it's because I'm always stepping or tripping on them...ouch!) At any rate, the boys had a great time.
We're off to a good start, and school is going well. We are all adjusting to a somewhat new routine (though I'd started this summer so we could all get the feel for it), and so far, things feel pretty natural and surprisingly normal. I'm thinking that's a good thing!
Oh, and for those who are keeping track, we've had no more mouse sightings. Thank you, Jesus.