Wednesday, August 8, 2012


There were some people who thought yesterday would never come!  A new Lego store opened in Vancouver in the spring and we were so excited to go and see what they had.   All my kids played with Lego - some with more dedication than others, as will always be the case.  And now, the grandkids are finding their way to Legoland. 

All four have birthdays  from July to September and we planned an expedition to celebrate.  It started out as a Lego store visit and became a shopping adventure which would cater to everyone's desires.  Luckily, the Lego store is in a mall so we could make sure everyone was happy.  And, yesterday was the Big Day.

Thanks to the iPhone, we have a few photos of the excitement.  Running here and there, exclaiming with delight and trying to figure which was going to be the best value for the budget. 

Which ones to choose? This is the bulk-buying section.  It was really hard to choose which ones would best  fill your bucket. 

I know which one I want!

If you're just not that into Lego yet, you can always practice your stair-climbing skills. 

There was also some clothes shopping because Grammy and Becky like to do that girl thing.  Then we all went to have a special birthday lunch.  And, when it was all over, we headed home, flushed with success.  On  a whim, we made a small side-trip down a shady tree-lined street...

And, we found a surprise - more mania!  I am only showing only one part of this front yard.  Every corner was filled with their collection which must have taken years and years to build.  I thought it was amazing that they were able to focus on the blue theme so well.  I wonder what the back yard looked like?


Mimi said...

Aw, what a sweet day with your grandchildren! I'm sure they enjoyed it very much, as I'm sure you did too!
Your iPhone photos are great did keep it in the end then?
That front yard looks like a child's paradise! And I'm amazed that none of those things are stolen, must be a very honest neighbourhood.

Stephanie V said...

Mimi - I did turn my phone back in. And it stayed there. Anne was the photog here.

Angie said...

I wonder what happened to all our Lego? Kept the kids busy for ages! My one thought about that yard was 'Lets hope they don't have to move!' (No news yet on my little pad)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, such a fun day! Mania magic, I'd say! Your grands are so cute! Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate birthdays!

That yard is impressive! blessings ~ tanna

Pam Lofton said...

That looks like such a fun day! Thanks for taking us along! I hope we'll be seeing pictures of their Lego creations soon!

Lily Tequila said...

We have a Lego basket (an old wicker log basket) lined with a blanket, so the collection can be lifted out and re-gathered easily. Me and my brother played with it, now it's waiting for my grandchildren to get a little more dexterous. Lego is amazing. Love the quirky lawn show too :-)

Rudee said...

Holy Yard Ornaments, Batman! That's a lot of decorating there. So glad you turned down that street!

Your grandchildren are beautiful. I never knew they sold Legos in bulk.


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