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This is the part where I don’t sing and you all thank me for it

Birthdays around here are YOUR day.

You get to pick what you want to do, where you want to eat, what sounds fun and how you want to do it.

Today?  This particular birthday?  We went to the Lego Store at Downtown Disney.

Lego Store at Downtown Disney

For my husband’s 37th birthday.

The Lego Store.

Because my husband’s inner child isn’t so inner. And frankly?  If you’ve never been to the Lego Store, you are MISSING out!


There is nothing that makes my mommy heart thump like watching my kids and their daddy play together.  Especially during this time when our family isn’t together as much as we should be, these days are treasured beyond measure.


So, happy birthday to my amazing husband who makes me laugh, who has helped me raise three of the best kids I never dreamed I’d be part of creating, who tells me there’s nothing I can’t do (and truly believes it), who makes me look forward to a lifetime of being his wife.


I loves ya, hon.


Oh, BABY!  Have I got a giveaway for you.  Do you own one of these yet?


YEAH, your eyes do not decieve you, that’s an IPod Touch and you can win one at


26 Comments on “This is the part where I don’t sing and you all thank me for it”

  1. #1 Melisa
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Happy Birthday to hubby!

    We LOVE the LEGO store. We actually have a LEGO store in a nearby mall, as well as a “LEGOland Discovery Center” not too far from that.

    Melisas last blog post..Random Thoughts: The Entertainment Edition

  2. #2 Heather, Queen of Shake Shake
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Happy birthday to him!

    We’ve never been to the Lego store. I think my boys would faint.

  3. #3 Heather @ Domestic Extraordinaire
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Happy birthday to your hubby!

    I haven’t ever been to the Lego Store, that looks really neat. Something my lego loving hubby would love as well.

    Heather @ Domestic Extraordinaires last blog post..Haiku Friday: Help Save a Baby Edition

  4. #4 Janna
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 11:07 am

    We LOVE the Lego store, too, and it is always a must-do when we are at Disney. (Has he been to Lego Land, now THAT is fun!) We just found out that we are getting a Lego store here in the spring! My son will never have any money now…

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Jannas last blog post..Woot!

  5. #5 Amo
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Awwww. What a sweet post!

    Alright, gotta go check out the link to win the iPhone cause I’m all ‘old school over here’…

    Amos last blog post..My Most Proud ‘Mommy FAIL’ Moments

  6. #6 Dawn
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Hey, Happy Birthday Peter!!
    The Lego store sounds a much more sensible way to celebrate than partying like Anissa. No dead guys or abandoned children – just your own happy kids having a good time with you!
    Mwah (xxx) from over here in England.

  7. #7 Brittany
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And if we were close by, we totally would have met you there so my hubby could spend hours in there building stuff:)

  8. #8 Adventures In Babywearing
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Do you have to pay to get into Disney to go to downtown or is it separate? That’s the very last place I went when I was in Disney last year- the Lego store to stock up on gifts for my boys!!


  9. #9 The Mom Jen
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    My hubby can’t wait until we plan a Legoland trip, I think he secretly wants to get a job there and build all the cool stuff! FUN!

    The Mom Jens last blog post..I’d Like to Thank….

  10. #10 JD
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    That is one thing on our “plus” side to possibly moving to California… near Lego Land! We’re all big kids at heart 🙂

    DH’s birthday was yesterday (Feb 22nd), we didn’t do anything nearly as fun, we were snowed in, but we did go out for supper as a family, and didn’t have to cook or clean, does that count?!

    Off to check out the phone thingy contest.

  11. #11 Kyla
    on Feb 23rd, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    That is exactly what my 6 year old would want to do for his special day! LOL. Boys!

    Kylas last blog post..My kid is normal.

  12. #12 Dan Cohen
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Happy Birthday Peter.

    May only good things come your way.

  13. #13 Ashley
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:08 am

    The Lego Store looks totally awesome if you ask me! I’m 31, with 4 kids (as of today – Baby Duke was born today at 1:26 p.m.), and my husband would absolutely love it too! Too bad we live in East Texas, so that would be quite a ways to travel for one store…although I’m sure it would be very much worth it!

    Ashleys last blog post..Baby Duke has arrived!

  14. #14 AnissaM
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:46 am


    I think he wants to make it a personal goal to hit every Lego epicenter in the world…the one that has the rides in CA? Our next stop.

  15. #15 AnissaM
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:47 am

    @Heather, Queen of Shake Shake,

    It’s funny to see how many grown up boys are wandering around all giddy! The kids have fun too.

  16. #16 AnissaM
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:47 am


    Oh LEGO land is one thing I would love to see happen for my two guys, they would be in heaven. Then? The Mall of America, baby!

  17. #17 AnissaM
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:48 am


    Good luck in the contest!

  18. #18 AnissaM
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:49 am


    Hey, not EVERYONE can say they had to call 911 on their birthday…just the select few.

  19. #19 AnissaM
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:49 am


    SO, you know there’s a Coke factory in ATL, we’ll have to make a trip there someday. *hint hint*

  20. #20 AnissaM
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:50 am

    @Adventures In Babywearing,

    It’s part of “Downtown Disney” which is free, except you spend every last dollar you have trying to get OUT. It’s awesome tho! We took the girls there during Peyton’s wish trip to the boutique where they make the girls up like princesses. You will HAVE to take Ivy someday, it’s a trip all in itself.

  21. #21 AnissaM
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:51 am

    @The Mom Jen,

    I think Nathaniel’s figured out what he wants to be when he grows up.

  22. #22 AnissaM
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:51 am


    And a PLUS for me? A place to stay when we come to visit Lego Land!

    Happy birthday to your DH too.

  23. #23 AnissaM
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:52 am


    They never grow up!

  24. #24 AnissaM
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:53 am


    The fact that you’re commenting here after having had a baby? WOW!!

    Congrats to you and your family and your beautiful new baby, I HAVE to go check out the pictures!

  25. #25 JD
    on Feb 24th, 2009 at 7:47 am


    And that would absolutely THRILL us — we love to have company!! When we move, I’ll be sure to give you our address!!


  26. #26 Holly at Tropic of Mom
    on Feb 25th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Hahaha! We’ve been there. I get it — sort of. My friend’s husband is a Lego freak.

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