The first thing to know, have lots of bags. I have tons of bags to put in the van, to make sure I have everything exactly where I can get it. Get yourself organize for your next road trip with your kids.
My youngest was having his fourth birthday and we decided to surprise them with a trip.
My children saw a Great Wolf Lodge trip with the #dailybumps on YouTube, and they had to go. They have been harassing us for a long time. We just had gone to Legoland for my oldest sons birthday so we had to go somewhere special for little Kyle too.
I’m one lucky mama to have such good kids riding in the car. I couldn’t tell you that a few years ago but now they are rock stars. When we travel my husband does all the driving (for everyone’s safety) and I entertain the children. We just had a seven-hour trip each way and they did great.Continue reading “Tips For Entertaining Kids In The Car”
We are going to the Wolf Lodge to surprise our 4-year-old for his birthday. My kids have no idea and I’m so excited. We have never been and they have been asking to go for a while now. We always told them no because it was too far away. (It’s only 7 hours away). You know as well as I do that 7 hours is an eternity for small children for a road trip. My children are really good on road trips though. Here is a post about some things I have in the car to entertain them with.Continue reading “Healthy Road Trip Snacks”
Making New Year resolutions are sometimes hard to keep. Three years ago I decided to eat plant-based foods only. I did pretty well but it only lasted about four months. But, I only added eggs, chicken, and turkey to my diet. My New Year resolution looks a lot like last years.Continue reading “Making Healthy New Year Resolutions”
WOW, My firstborn son is SIX!!!! I can’t believe how time flies when you are having fun. We surprised Bradly with a Legoland trip. He had no idea and we had so much fun.
My sister made shirts for us, so we were matching when we went to Legoland. I made Lego jello the night before his birthday along with decorating the table for him when he woke up. Also, Bradly requested I make him Cracker Barrel pancakes and sausage for his birthday. Then he opened the shirts there was a note inside saying we were going to Legoland. At this point, he didn’t know we were staying the night. I made up a Lego head puzzle he had to fill in on the car ride there. Once we got there I decorated the room and I had ordered a birthday cake.
Legoland beach resort was so much fun. We had dinner there and they had a special going, kids eat FREE, who doesn’t love that deal? They had games, dance party, characters, play areas and pool with a sandy area to play. Our room had a small room with a bunk bed and Legos for the kids, they loved that.
One thing Bradly has been talking about is that he wanted to ride a roller coaster when he turned six. There are four roller coasters there and he rode all of them, he was so brave. There were more rides for him compared to our youngest, that is three. We were going to save the second day for the water rides but then realized it was closed. But they were decorated for Halloween, which we love.
I love how GREEN Legoland is. When we pulled up we parked under solar panels. They had plug-in stations for the cars. My favorite part was the water fountain that filled up your bottles. It showed how many plastic bottles you have saved by filling up your reusable bottle. It was nice because it wasn’t the nasty ones that everyone puts their mouths on. They also had recycling bins throughout the park. (My husband pointed out, they could of have been made out of Legos or had Lego words on the trash bins.)
They had a great Pirates’ Cove show and the kids loved it. Plus it gave them a little break from being in the heat. After we saw the show we went to the Cypress Garden section. Make sure if you decide to go, to see the gardens. It’s so beautiful.
If the water park was open I think two nights and three days would be perfect to stay here. But if I lived a little closer I would probably get annual passes and take the kids at least twice a month. The second day we spent a lot of time in the imagination zone which was all inside a nice cool building. I’m pretty sure my boys could have spent the whole day in there.
Another little thing we found out is that Legoland is closed once or twice a week and we checked in Thursday and were able to check into our room early. (Since they were closed the day before.) The park was not crowded on Thursday and we were able to pretty much walk on everything. Our family had so much fun and I don’t want to spoil all the details with my pictures. I have to keep reminding myself this isn’t our scrapbook. Hehe. Since it was Bradly’s Birthday, we did let him pick out some Legos.
Don’t forget to bring your mini Lego figurines. The workers will have little figurines on their name tag that you can trade. My boys loved searching for new figurines. We got some pretty cool ones. I hope you learned a little about Legoland FL. and will visit there soon. Let me know what birthday surprises you have done for your children. Love ya, Mary xoxo
Don’t forget to check out our surprise trip to The Great Wolf Lodge for my second child.
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Keep one in the car!
We all have to admit that at some point of parenting, we ran out the door with nothing for our children. If you haven’t, your time will come. Haha. Once we have children it seems our minds are all over the place. I actually packed all the kids bags for a little night getaway and drove away leaving the bags in the driveway. Thankfully I had our emergency bags in the car.
In beautiful North Carolina!
A family trip to Sky Top Orchard in North Carolina is a place you want to be in the fall. They have amazing views and so worth the drive up the mountain. We decided to pack up our bags and go for a little trip. I love when we go on quick little getaways, especially when we have to drive. Usually, people don’t like to drive with two small children but I love it. The kids enjoy it too. Check out THIS blog to get ideas for the kids in the car.