Dave has been working a TON lately, so when he mentioned that he had Tuesday off, our first thought was to grab all the kids and do something fun as a family. But then it hit us... Just Luke Day!
The little kids are finishing the week up at Miss Lisa's and the timing was perfect so we surprised our big boy with a day all to himself. Luke is the sweetest, kindest, most patient big brother and he shares EVERYTHING about 99% of the time. A room, his toys, our attention. Everything.
We dropped Mason and Griffin off at Miss Lisa's house and then we told Luke that we had a special day planned JUST for him. He begged and attempted to negotiate his way into finding out what we had up our sleeves, but to no avail.
We pulled into Stonebriar (a local mall) and Luke assumed we were going to see a movie or the Lego store and then as soon as we walked in he spotted this...
The Lego Americana Roadshow is on display at our local mall and he was in Lego Heaven!
Ten large-scale models of US landmarks were scattered throughout the mall and he got a map with questions to answer and had the BEST time! Dave loves US History and he and Luke were in their element talking about the buildings and reading facts about the construction of the models. I loved getting to watch them do their thing.
There were lots of smaller displays as well which I think he loved even more because of all the funny little scenes and details.
So at what point did he get almost as tall as my shoulder?!?!?!?!
This car was filled with Legos and you had to guess how many were inside. He guessed 19,000, which cracked me up. :)
There was a play area set up where kids got to build with thousands of pieces and construct cars to race down the ramps. It was awesome that we were with just him because he didn't have to rush for Griffin or wait for Mason or anything. He LOVED it!
We raced annnnnnnnnnd........
Surprise! Surprise! He smoked me! ;)
His awesome vehicle.
We ran into one of his friends from school and his soccer team and they were so cute discussing Legos together.
He decided today that he officially wants to be a Lego designer/builder when he grows up. We can't wait! :)
We had the best time taking these :)
After we saw all the landmarks we headed to the Lego store where Dave and I surprised him with getting to pick out a new set. He's really into the Technic sets now (they have gears and pistons and do all kinds of crazy things) and he was out of his mind excited.
A quick lunch at Cheesecake Factory was just what we needed after a morning of Lego-looking.
We had THE GREATEST day with just Luke. It was at his and ONLY his pace and both Dave and I could tell how special he felt.
Lots of days I don't feel like I had a winning day. I may have said no more than I should have, or I forgot to make them brush their teeth before bed (mom, I didn't just write that - they ALWAYS brush their teeth before bed! hahaha) or I wonder if I was "enough"... but Just Luke Day was a WIN! The little sparkle in his eye and extra long hug before bed told me that it was a win. It also convicted me about the amount of one-on-one time that I spend with each of my kids and we've put a few more "Just You" days on the calendar.
Happy Thursday, friends!!! I hope it's a WIN :)