Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Legos, Lincoln Logs and Liquid diets?

Legos are awesome.

I'm pretty sure that it doesn't matter whether you are four, fourteen or forty,
there's a good chance that you'll feel the same.

In this case, my newly turned 14 year old, spent his birthday at a lego building exhibit at the National Building Museum.

There were large lego buildings to admire...

And a room full of loose legos to create his own architectural wonders. 
This kept him, his sister and his 19yo friend quite happy for quite a while.

(Despite the fact that we have thousands upon thousands of our own legos at home that haven't been handled and or licked by the masses of children that have visited that exhibit previously!)

(Thank God for hand sanitizer.)

Later that evening, the waiters at the local Mexican restaurant surprised him with a song,
a sombrero, and a scoop of ice cream lit with a single candle.

He was so stunned that he began to eat while the candle was still lit.

"Uh, Grant?  Are you going to blow it out?"

Grant has always had a knack for asking for unique birthday gifts.
One year it was a bust of Beethoven,
another year it was a couch.

This year he wanted lincoln logs (he's still a little boy at heart)
and 
a blender.

Yes.... a blender.

Perhaps he wants to start a liquid diet?
Or maybe he just wants to make shakes and smoothies in his spare time...
one can never know what is going on inside of that mind of his.  :)

But I love the way he thinks!!

Happy 14th Birthday!!



I'm linking this to You Capture as their theme this week is the letter "L".

26 comments:

Jientje said...

Happy Birthday to the birthday boy!

Cat said...

loved it! happy birthday to grant! Love the photos of the legos!

Susan said...

What a happy 14th birthday! I love the Lego photos. That's too funny on the blender and Lincoln logs, what fun gifts.

Seizing My Day said...

Happy birthday to your young man... Happy Blending!! he he... Love Love legos here too... we are dreaming of Legoland in SanDiego this year??!! maybe?!

Kahler and Katy said...

how funny! love the shot of him looking up at the towers. i've heard thats a pretty incredible place. happy birthday, grant!

Grammie/Mom said...

That hat is impressive! I'm interested in what his plans are for the blender! Happy Birthday again Grant!!

Brooke said...

Dylan and I were marveling at those lego towers!! Happy Birthday Grant. Hope you are whipping up some milkshakes right now!!!

Melissa said...

What a fun birthday, I want to go to the lego museum! Those are fun pictures.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Grant! Cute presents :). Cool museum! My kids would be in heaven.

Karrie said...

Happy birthday! Handsome young man you have there!
I was cracking up at your "hand sanitizer" comment. You are speaking my language!

mandasmommymayhem said...

What a great 14th birthday! Happy Birthday!! They are all great shots, but I think the first one is my favorite - love the light.

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

Awww! Sweet mommy!

Happy birthday, Grant!

Lincoln logs I understand. A blender? Hmmmm..... ;)

Kristen Andrews said...

love the shots, Happy bday to your kiddo.

terri browne said...

What a fun variety of photos!

You should come to Lego Land at the Mall of America! :)

Chelsey said...

Happy Birthday! What cool presents to ask for...

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

What a fun guy! LOVE his gifts.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

happy birthday to your boy. Love the photo of him admiring the lego buildings.

lisaschaos said...

Looks like a great birthday! I like his blender!

Amy said...

Great captures! Looks like he had a fun birthday. :)

Jen said...

this is a nice post. happy birthday!

MaryMary said...

My brother still gets Legos for Christmas. That blender cracked me up--be sure to post what 14 year old does with his own blender.

Did you make the cake? ;)

Alita said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GRANT!!! :)

Love the last shot. Perfect! And... The sombrero is AWESOME.

Are you still stunned that your baby boy is 14?!? Every year it gets harder and easier at the same time. Weird? I hope you enjoyed his birthday.

Carrie said...

First of all, I think the first and second shot of him at the Lego exhibit are simply awesome! Second, I love that your 14 year old asked for Lincoln Logs and a Blender - he sounds like a unique and fun-loving young man! Well done!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Those are some awesome legos. Happy Birthday!

myfallingleaves said...

Interesting combo of gifts! And wow those buildings are really, really neat!

Jane said...

Love the first photo, wow and the rest too. Happy Birthday!