Monday, November 30, 2009

So much better than a big party!

In July they opened a Lego store in a mall about an hour from here.  Since Peter loves Legos and loves the Lego store we've been to in Massachusetts, we promised him we would go as soon as it opened. 

But July turned into August and August into September and well, you get the drift.

I convinced Peter that he didn't need a big birthday sleepover with lots of kids and a pinata(kids birthday parties are so overrated if you are the parent who is hosting it). Instead we took Peter and his BFF Colton to the Lego store where they could attend a class and afterward we would go to dinner and Colton could spend the night.

The moon and stars aligned properly and we finally got Peter to the Lego store 4 months after it opened and a mere two weeks after his birthday.

I do not recommend setting foot in a mall on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and if you do, please steer clear of the Lego store.  That place was packed. It was wall-to-wall kids, parents and of course, Legos.
But we knew it would be and the boys didn't seem to mind searching for the perfect Lego set in a crowd.

And even though the store was packed, they were the only two kids in the class they were taking.  And there were two instructors!  So for one hour, they worked hard to figure out the best way to combine a pile of Lego gears, handles and bricks and make it into a working bubble beater.  They each came up with different beaters and I think they both had a great time.





After the class we left the mall and headed to the Quaker Steak and Lube for dinner.  The kids loved it there. 

It was loud.  There were cars hanging from the ceiling. They had great kid's meals that came with Twizzlers and they comped us a big ole hot fudge brownie with ice cream. 

Peter didn't even miss the pinata!

15 comments:

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Boy Nirvana it sounds like!

Laura said...

Sounds like someone had a great birthday - one that was worth waiting for :)

Colleen said...

My sons birthday is in 3 months, are you available to plan that one for me??? :)

Aimee said...

That sounds so fun!!

There's a Lego store about an hour away from us, but we haven't even told Fiver that it exists. He would have a heart attack! :)

RR Mama said...

Sorry I have been out of touch for a while. Tree looks beautiful. Some of my favorite ornaments are the ones the kids make or with their pictures. I do the redistribution thing to so don't feel bad. R2 would have 10 items to one branch. The Lego store looked like a lot of fun. Thanks for the idea. And just so you know I was one of those CrAzY nuts shopping on Friday...for 11 1/2 hours to boot!! Have a great week!!!

babyyahyah said...

I have been to lego stores before...they are nice. But packed all the time.

we have Quaker state here too but I thought they were only in PA. I guess I didn't know they had them elsewhere.

Totallyscrappy said...

Lego class/birthday. Now, how cool is that!!

Jaina said...

Sounds like a fantastic birthday! Such fun :)

rhemashope said...

Wow, what a memorable birthday. I know some kids who would think a Lego class was the best thing that ever happened.

Denise said...

Sounds really fun.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a birthday. Big bday parties are way overrated!

Tracy said...

Trying to do the same "convincing" here. Preston's bday is in 2 weeks and convincing him a "family fun" day is WAY better than a kids party!!! :)

jennwa said...

Colton had a blast, he can not stop talking about it. It was the perfect birthday party.

Jac said...

In my opinion that is a FAR better birthday than any big party!!

I love the Lego store, LOVE it. My husband and I actually spent a "date night" there once. LOL! I just wish we had one closer to home...

It looks like the boys really had a great time.

Jac @ Wuzzlemakesthree.com

Tracey said...

Sounds like they had a great time! That's a wonderful birthday idea.