This morning began as the two before. Blaring AR theme song, kids waking up excited to get the day of adventures started. After a quick breakfast it was time to open the clue envelope. At the stroke of 9:00 the kids opened and read: go to the "land" of over 1 million plastic bricks. The kids very quickly came to the conclusion that we would head to Legoland.
We packed up our stuff and the kids were worried that this was our last day of adventures. That is how in the dark they are. They have no idea how many clues, or even how many days we have left. Whenever they ask us how many days left or when they will go swimming next we say, "do the contestants on AR know where they're going or how long they will be someplace?" it has been an interesting lesson in parental trust for them.
It was a quick 15 minute drive to Legoland where they got to open the next envelope. It was a fast forward where they got to choose to either count all the Legos in the statue of liberty or go down 3 slides in the Legoland waterpark... They chose waterpark and we quickly changed into our swimsuits in the car, probably flashing a couple of people in the process.
It was a beautiful day for splashing down the slides. We were a little worried that some of the slides would be too scary, but they ended up being the perfect level of thrill for our kids. There was some coaxing for Denver on a couple of slides, but all of the kids ended up going down every single slide in the park at least once. We came out slightly pinker, slightly pruny, and very tired. On the way out the girls wanted to ride the Dinocoaster so they waited in line while Denver dug for Dino bones close by. Mr John and I were in between the two attractions keeping an eye on all.
The swimsuited girls came out of the line and said, "they won't let us ride without shorts!" I didn't want them to miss out on their last ride of the day, so I took off my shorts and put them on Bailey and tried my best to tie them to her little waist. For Sage I fashioned a skirt for her with their two t-shirts tied together. They ran off again and screamed the whole ride in their newly fashioned outfits. They really wanted to wear them for the rest of the day. Just look at their faces :D