I can't find the cord for my camera, so Oscar's picture will have to suffice for now.
After 2 1/2 hours on the 5, we arrived at LEGOLAND! We spent a little extra for the hotel that had a private entrance at the back of the park. We made it to the private entrance by 10:30 with good moods intact; amazing after 2+ hours in the car mostly absorbed by electronics.
The first thing we encountered was a huge climbing structure. Lucy has recently shown a desire to keep up with her big brothers, and this was no exception.
But the boys insisted that she make it up with them. They both encouraged her and held out their hands to tow her over the last few feet.
It is absolutely amazing to see your children help each other. Our guys are extremely bickery and make everything a contest. To see The Goose's big borthers actually act like, well, Big Brothers? My heart just fluttered up into my throat and stayed there all day.
It was one of the nicest days we've had in our family. There was a minimum of fighting and competition, and a lot of shared delight and discovery. We all have been operating on a high level of stress lately, with the looming move and the house on the market. This trip has, so far, been a perfect meld of discovery (Burbank, local schools, possible apartments) and fun (California, Auntie Jojo, Legoland).
More Legoland pics: the boys rode horses while Evan took Lucy for a Princess face paint (she wasn't old enough to ride the horses).
Of course, after all that helpfulness, the boys got put in the stocks.
Arlo and The Goose went on some planes, and I don't think I've ever seen Arlo so happy.
Here's a couple more pictures. We've had such an awesome day, topped off by a great hotel dinner (really!) and as much as I wish I could blog more, I think I will be up at the crack of dawn swimming in the beautiful yet nominally heated pool tomorrow.