Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Brick or Treat is Back!

*Sponsored Post: Though I was not paid to write this post I was given free tickets to Legoland, CA. All thoughts, opinions, and love of all things Lego ;) are my own.*

It's baaaack!!! Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND California is back and the entire Park is open for Party Nights Saturday September 30 and every Saturday in October!!

Throwback to 2014 -Our almost 2 year old as Buzz taking Dad on Safari!

Brick or Treat is one of my favorite things to do for Halloween, you can see why here: 5 Reasons to Brick Or Treat at Legoland!

I am so excited that we are going again this year especially with what they have going on this year!!

Here's what's going on this year!

Live entertainment + new shows!

This was a lot of fun last year! They even had a vampire that took the song Cheerleader and made it his own, ♪♫♪♫ "Oh I think that I've found myself a blood donor..." ♪♫♪♪

Character Meet and Greets

It's so much fun being able to see your favorite Lego Characters in person. My boys are hoping to meet the Ninjago Ninjas!

Costume Contest

They have 3 categories (group, LEGO, and creative). My oldest was three last year and entered the creative. It was so much fun seeing all the AMAZING costumes, especially the homemade ones! WOW!!

Treat Stations

This is what my kids loves! And I love it, too!! In the past they have offered all sorts of different goodies; snacks, juice, a Lego duplo brick, and even a shutterfly card for a photo book.

Heartlake City Fall Festival with Pumpkin Patch Build and craft time with the LEGO Friends

This is NEW and we cannot wait to check it out!!!

The AstroBash Dance Party!

LOVE to watch my kids dance!! And they've had some fun things to play with at the dance parties, too!

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights Pop Badge Challenge

We did this last year and my boys really enjoyed earning the pop badges and its a fun little scavenger hunt type challenge!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LEGO NINJAGO Days! September 23-24, 2017

*Sponsored Post: Though I was not paid to write this post I was given free tickets to Legoland, CA. All thoughts, opinions, and love of all things Lego ;) are my own.*

My boys LOVE the Ninjago TV show series and now there is a movie!! My guys are so excited to see it, especially my oldest (almost 5) and Legoland, California has a special event going September 23-24, 2017 in conjunction with the release of the movie. LEGO NINJAGO Days!!

Legoland's LEGO NINJAGO Days will include a themed scavenger hunt, ninja skills challenge, LEGO build activities and so much more! Guests will also have the opportunity to win prizes and attend a meet and greet with Kai, the Fire Ninja, and other characters from The LEGO NINJAGO Movie.

THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ Character Meet & Greets
Meet characters from the movie in LEGO NINJAGO World!
10 a.m., 1 1a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
Mystery Mosaic LEGO® Build
First come, first serve! Work together to build a LEGO mosaic and check out our FB page to see it completed!
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Miniland U.S.A Scavenger Hunt
Find the ninjas in Miniland U.S.A. and complete your entry form for a chance to win a LEGO NINJAGO prize pack!
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WB Family GameSpace, featuring THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE Video Game
Master new skills and upgrade your weapons in your training to find your inner ninja in this new video game.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Lego Ninjajo Synopsis:

The latest in the Warner Bros. Pictures LEGO franchise, “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan, as the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to pull together to unleash their inner power.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Intentional Birthday Gifts for a One Year Old Girl

Birthday season is upon my house (I have three kids whose birthdays are in September, October, and November) and we always have a couple people who ask "what should I get?" My answer used to be, "eh, whatever you think they'd want." I didn't want to be pushy about gifts but now when I get asked I have a small list of intentional toys, things that I'd like to have in my house and that will loved, cherished, and used for multiple years. Here is my list of intentional birthday gifts for a one year old girl:

Lego Duplo Blocks.

My boys love these but we don't have any pink in our current set which is not a big deal but I think some pink will be fun and the boys can build with pink blocks, too. Check out the current Lego Duplo sets here.

Name Puzzle.

These are SO neat and as she gets a little bit older it will help her to recognize her name as well as learn how to spell her name! I found these ones here.


I feel like every girl deserves a doll, I personally love the ones from the Disney Store.
The plush one is here and you can find the vinyl one here.


We are always looking to expand our library!

Are there any must have intentional toys for young girls that I missed? Let me know in the comments!