We’re here at Legoland to celebrate ahead of time Aiden’s birthday.
Daddie says just in case it rains on his birthday.
This, of course, will be Aiden’s first trip.
So far so good.
It had just rained the night before so we picked the perfect day
Except many rides were in maintenance.
Like the storybook boat ride
Aiden’s first ride – on a car of course
But it was very slow, not that Aiden minded
He was very glad to be on a jeep
Daddie rode before us and obviously played the part of the photographer.
Legoland had areas near the ride where kids can play while parents stayed in line.
Pretty clever plan
We didn’t utilize it as we didn’t want Aiden to throw a tantrum when we tell him it’s time to stop playing with the lego.
Time for our second ride.
Aiden kind of got suckered into this one
He really didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he agreed to go on the ride.
He was scared but he pulled through and did not cry
Daddie even bought a Legoland picture of Aiden on his first true rollercoaster.
Time for free play
He didn’t stay at any station particularly long
I thought he would be into the slides but he wasn’t
Instead he went for the lego or the vehicles.
Daddie’s having more fun than Aiden!
Aiden didn’t play with the other kids around.
Some kids came around but Aiden wasn’t interested in them.
He did look for us though if he didn’t catch us out of the corner of his eye.
That made Daddie happy.
No, we didn’t try this ride.
This was it.
Mommie went hard at “bicycling”
Most exercise here since we returned from Japan.
When you pedaled faster, the vehicle did go a tad faster
But of no significant speed.
But it’s more fun to pretend it does matter
Aiden’s feet could not hit the pedals, so he just sat there.
Still fun for him
Now time for some winter fun!
A lego Christmas tree
Too bad this was just a banner
Aiden and Daddie are going tubing
But Daddie is doing all the hard work.
Not a very decent slope
But probably perfect for a 2 year old.
Aiden isn’t being clingy, like he might have been if it was Mommie going with him.
Time for an adventure!
And just like that – all done and all smiles
Not long enough for Daddie to enjoy
But as long as Aiden enjoys, it’s all that matters
Aiden’s reaction to the lego is better this time
He is so slow to adjust to/with people
I guess he is more of a lone wolf.
He is much better with time/routines and non-living things haha
Like recuperating from jet lags or when things are done out of the norm and now he has to go back to his routines.
I’m surprised he allowed us to put on the “crown” for a moment.
No Santa picture here as Aiden had his tantrum here
Probably because he missed his nap
Daddie was impressed that the strip was accurate in the location of the hotels
looks good – even though I’ve been here before
I still think it’s pretty awesome.
This boat ride isn’t on a rail, so you do have to steer it.
I did about 10% of the driving
And let Aiden handle it the rest of the way.
Of course I was a back seat driver
Constantly telling him which direction to go.
But he got to do steer the point and was very happy.
And we made it safely back.
It was so much fun for Aiden that we went on the ride again.
But this time Aiden was more distracted.
He wanted to see his surroundings
And I must say it was a rougher ride with Mommie in charge.
But it was still fun.
Aiden hit the 36 inch mark and was able to go on all the rides we wanted to go on.
We watched their short Christmas performance.
Aiden was a wonderful audience.
He did not yell or try to run around.
When the show was over, he actually wanted to go closer to Lego Santa.
So this is our only family pic with Santa.
Aiden liked her because she had candy for him.
We went to the aquarium.
I thought Aiden would want to go on the slides,but one trip down and he was done.
Since our last trip to an aquarium, I thought he would be more interested in seeing the sea life.
But was not very interested.
We didn’t stay for long.
Aiden has already told us a few times that he wants to go back to Legoland. 🙂