Wednesday, May 12, 2010

busy building boys (and girl)

I decided to overcome my strong urge to "make everything easier" by allowing computer/wii/nick jr to babysit for me tonight. I was glad I did. We had a pretty mellow, fun evening playing indoor basket ball with a beach ball and a puppet theater followed by building structures (or in some cases guns) with toothpics and gum drops. Unbelievably the kids were entertained by the building for about 45 minutes!


Jacob was NOT content with playdough. He needed sharp pointy toothpicks just like the big kids



by far my most serious "engineery" builder



Isaac spent a lot of time resisting the urge to eat the building materials


I was shocked that Lucy stayed involved and focused almost the whole time.


after an initial catastrophic building collapse,
Nathan revamped his design implimenting the ever strong triangle.

1 comment:

Nicole Anderson said...

This is a great idea!! We are totally building with toothpicks and gumdrops tomorrow! Thank you so much for the idea!

Love the pictures too! So cute!