Friday, June 24, 2011

Talk about wonderful....

Yesterday was wonderful!!!

My friend/sister, Carla, whom I've written about and hadn't seen in decades, came to see me!!!!
... As did her seventeen-year-old son, Dylan, and her ten-year-old daughter, Kenzie, whom you know about if you read my post from May 23.

We had a grand day in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake!

We went to the Rainforest Cafe in Grapevine Mills...

Then we went to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center there in Grapevine Mills.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Take the time and money to go... It is so worth it.
It went way beyond my expectations. (Oh, but I hope I haven't just made yours too high.)
But know this: you can't go in unless you're accompanied by a child.
Click HERE for the website where you can read that for yourself... under "Plan your visit", then go to "Important information."

Here are some pics...

That above picture is in the 4D theater. (No, not 3D) (That was my favorite part.)

I know.  You're wondering where Carla is.  Well, the picture I had of Carla and her kids right before we went in Legoland wouldn't upload -it's actually (accidentally) a movie I made - because I forgot to set the camera right - and I'm technically challenged.
But back at the house Sam took pictures of Carla and me... that I proceeded to crop too much. (Ah, but I like the effect.)...

While at the house (in Colleyville) Dylan and Kenzie swam while Carla and I visited.

After that Sam took us to Kincaid's (in Southlake) so they could have a famous hamburger.

Then after Kincaid's we went to the Huffmans so Kenzie could give Caroline and Andrew little presents she'd made (which I forgot to take a picture of).

Ah, but she made ME 2 presents... and of course I got THEIR picture...

That dolphin is a magnet! ... and it glows in the dark!
(Kenzie made Caroline a star and Andrew a baseball and they glow in the dark!)

In closing here's a picture of Kenzie with Caroline, Andrew and their mother and baby sister...

It was indeed a marvelous day.

I'll be smiling a while. :)


sara [at] journey of doing said...

Now THAT looks like a fun day!! What a great visit!!

Anonymous said...

I think Mackenzie's words sum it up best...

"It was THE. BEST. DAY. EVER!!!!"

Oh what an absolutely incredible day we had! Every minute was just perfect! We loved it all.
The places we visited were fabulous, but what made it truly special was visiting those spots with YOU...and sharing the smiles and laughter WITH YOU!!!!!!

We came home with full stomachs (ha!) and overflowing

Yes, It was beyond wonderful!!!!
Our smiles will last a very long time!

We love you BIG!!!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a great day!

and bummer about not being able to go to lego land unless you're with a kid! I don't have any of those.

My hometown...

I am thinking of my hometown now. Mission, Texas. And McAllen, Texas. And Mercedes, Texas, where I was born. And Donna, Texas, so near there...