We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are." ~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Lego Land Family Day

 Since Lukas' birthmom was coming to visit in the middle of the week, we wanted to make sure we had some just-family time together while Jared had the week off for Thanksgiving. A week you say? Yes!! The perks of being a high school teacher are starting to become quite apparent! Just three weeks later, he gets three weeks off!! Woohoooo!! We absolutely LOVE it when Jared's off work, and were really looking forward to following Lukas all over Lego-land. We looked for dino fossils in the sand before riding a little roller coaster together. We found the awesome water works and the musical instruments, the cars that the little ones can drive all by themselves, and of course the helicopters which Lukas just loves to ride in. It's so fun to watch my little one drive a car. Hilarious really. It's always harder than it looks and he appreciates much more the effort it takes for mom and dad to drive a big car... and maybe he'll stop asking us to drive on the double yellow lines so he can hear the whomping from the tires hitting the bumps, or stop asking us to take both hands off the wheel for fun.

One big thing that happened were that we took Lukas on a BIG roller coaster, which had a huge hill that we zoomed down, and his cheeks were flapping in the wind (I sat by him cheering him on like everything was just hunky dory so he wouldn't cry) and he was about to cry when we finally evened out and did lots of zig zags, which he really enjoyed. Upon asking, "How was it?" he answered "Heftig!" (Hefty), and "do you want to go again?"  he answered quickly with just one word, "Nein."  But later, to tell the STORY about going on the roller coaster, now THAT made it all worth it! He told anyone who'd listen about zooming down that hill in the little car so fast!

We also saw lots of Star Wars figures, which he only knows from Jon Schmidt you tube videos, and got a picture with Vader, and "Luke, I am your father!" I've never had so much fun at an amusement park as I've had with my own family-- following around an excited child, eager to see the next thing. And yes, I always make us stop and get our picture taken by those poor souls at the entrance with cameras around their necks. Alas, 17 years ago (granny talk here, eh?) that was my job, with a goal to shoot 15 rolls on one Saturday. Do I buy em? Meh. Happy Eternal Family Week!! Our sealing date is coming up!!