Monday, September 28, 2009

Family Getaway!

Our family was in desperate need of some family time and a break from "home" life. We decided to take a little time out and head to Oklahoma City for the weekend. Part of the reason we opted for OKC was because they had opened a new Lego store there this summer. So, that was our first stop. If you know anything about Ben, you know that he is a Lego freak! There is nothing he loves more! (I'm quite sure that girls are a VERY close second, which I'm sure is bound to change soon!) He was so excited about going and was so overwhelmed when we finally got there. He was so afraid of spending his money on the wrong thing. He knew what he wanted before we ever left home, but once faced with all of the options it was funny watching him try to choose! (He ended up getting what it was that he had his mind set on ahead of time!)

We also enjoyed spending some time in Bricktown! Jon and I had been there a few years ago and loved it! We really enjoyed walking along the river walk! It is so beautiful!

The hotel we stayed at was awesome! (Thanks for the recommendation, Athena!) It was the most conveniently located, kid friendly place I have ever stayed! Once we got check in we parked the van and walked everywhere! Nice! The pool was the best!!! It was like going to the waterpark, but it was the hotel pool! We will definitely stay there again next time we go to OKC!

Luke was just plain wore out by the end of it all!


Anonymous said...

It looks like you guys had an awesome time! At what hotel did you stay? I haven't been to Bricktown in years. Maybe we should take a hint from the Griefs and go, too! :)

Jamie said...

That was the Hampton Inn! It was awesome!!

ValAnn said...

I need the info on the hotel, too! We are thinking of driving to Ok City next summer to meet my sister from Phoenix - it's the 1/2 way point from here in Michigan. And I am so glad to hear they have a Legoland! Robby has been bugging me to take him there, as he's seen pics of Jay/Jessi when we took them to the one in Chicago.

kimnewland said...

great blogging! I'll have to send you the link to mine some time - thanks for the hotel suggestion too - we go to OKC a lot!

Anonymous said...

Great post! I like how you said that the girls run a close second and probably will be first very soon. Cracked me up!