Saturday, March 5, 2011

The simple things ...

Today was Dylan's day and somehow it turned out to be one of the best days I have had in a long time. Nothing really planned out, just a few errands to run and then play at the park. Our day started at GameStop because Dylan saw a commercial on television that said you could bring in your DS and Pokemon Platinum game and get a free mystery Pokemon downloaded to your game. This made him happy. Then off to the Scouting store to buy a bigger shirt and some patches we needed. Nothing too exciting. Next it was off to the park to play a little football. Yes, I said football. Believe it or not, I have a pretty good arm and even surprised my Dad that I knew how to hold a football properly.

Practicing his form

Seconds before he threw the ball down ... Touchdown!
Listening to Dylan give play by plays and instructing me what to do was hilarious. I told him he should try playing football and he said no because they get tackled. So I suggested he try Quarterback since they don't get tackled as much. He still said no. He just wants to play for fun. Fine with me because I don't want to watch my baby being tackled. As we got in the car to leave he said, "Mom, that was awesome!" Totally made my day. Today was such a beautiful day too ... perfect for tossing the ball around.

Next it was off to Downtown Disney for a visit to the LEGO Store. Dylan realized he needed a few things to complete what he has been working on. Good thing Grandma and Grandpa were with us because his eyes were bigger than his wallet.

The infamous Death Star, a mere $399
No, Dylan did not get the Death Star! Although, he has been asking for this for two years now with the same enthusiasm ... if he keeps it up, Santa just might bring it to him one year. What made this trip to the LEGO Store so special is Dylan had his new wallet and was ready to spend his coveted $12. Today we also joined the LEGO VIP Club and now earn points toward every purchase made in the store or online.

Creating with his new Legos

While Dylan was searching the store for his purchases I was mentioning to my Mom that I couldn't believe they had not opened a Lego store at South Coast Plaza. Ironically, when we got home and I was online registering our new VIP card I did a search for store locations ... and guess what? Next week (March 11-13) is the Grand Opening of the LEGO Store at South Coast Plaza! Some really cool events will be going on during the Grand Opening, including an opportunity for kids to help a Lego Master Builder build an 8 foot tall Yoda out of LEGO's that will be displayed in the store. This is definitely going on our calender!

Take the time to enjoy the simple things in life. 

When was the last time you enjoyed the simple things with your child?

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