Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lowe's Build and Grow Workshop

Today T and I went to the Lowe's Build and Grow Workshop in town. My wife heard about it and signed us up. I was expecting more of a step by step thing where someone leads it and the kids follow each step as they go. It was more of a here is the table, grab your kit and instruction booklet and hammer away. Either way I guess is ok. This way allows everyone to work at their own pace, and of course all kids had parents to assist them and the Lowe's workers were there to answer questions as you went. T and I both had a lot of fun.

The kit has pre-drilled holes in it, and T was able to push the nails into position, and with a little help from me he was able to hammer the nails into place. He was a little tentative at first, but after a few nails he was hammering like a pro. Once we had the fire truck together there were stickers to decorate it, which I think was his favorite part.

There was enough fire trucks for the 50 registered kids. After that they still had more kids and parents coming up wanting to participate. Lowe's employees were prepared and had other kits on hand for the extra children. They were not fire trucks, but still they got to build a toy like their friends.

We enjoyed our little outing today, and will definitely be attending the next one in October. Here are some quick photos I took while we were building.

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Lowes provided goggles, and an apron for each child as well. They were able to keep these. We have been home for an hour already and he is still wearing them, even while performing his Rock Band songs for us. Maybe its a new DEVO band gimmick.

[caption id="attachment_752" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="T assembling the wheel and axle. "]T assembling the wheel and axle. [/caption]

It was a good exercise in following an instruction plan and working step by step. The instructions were well illustrated so T could see what parts he needed to find and where the nails should go.

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Thank you to Lowes for putting this on, it was definitely fun, and we will be back for more.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Entrecard removed from site.

My appologies to anyone coming by to drop for Entrecard. I have come to a conclusion that I will never have the kind of time needed to sit around clicking drops on sites. I love visiting many of your sites, and plan to still visit several of them whenever I get the chance.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Today's Tweets

  • One down, one to go. Then the peaceful time of the day can begin. #

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The boy is home sick with pink eye and then reactions to the medicine. So we are having fun. He is in good spirits and still able to have fun. Better than the stay in bed cold/flu kind of sicknesses where you can't do much but watch tv and rest. He seems to be improving and hopefully will be back at school soon.

Friday, September 4, 2009

One Rockin` Family

I received the Wii Rock Band 2 for my birthday. It has been a big hit with everyone. We are forming quite the band. Here is a sneak preview:

The Singer:

He loves this song. Maybe because it has three lyrics and lasts about one minute so it is easy to remember. Either way he loves to listen to it, air guitar to it, and sing it anytime he can. He brought a toy microphone to show and tell, and I am afraid to ask the teacher if he gave a performance for the class or not.

The Drummer:

I got her off the gameboy video game long enough to teach her the drums. I think she might be a natural.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Today's Tweets

  • Good morning! Dr's appointment today. Time to find out if everything is working the way it is supposed to be. #

  • Dr. appointment went well. Nothing important to report. That is always a good thing. #

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