Sunday, March 3, 2013

Lowe's Build N. Grow

My friend Kalo got me started on these great FREE Saturday projects that she takes her kids to.  Lowe's and Home Depot both do them but Lowe's are far nicer.  They are every other Saturday and are wood crafts that they have to hammer together.  It's been interesting to see Ben and David's personalities come out while doing these.  David loves doing them and looks at the picture instructions carefully so he doesn't do them wrong.  Ben has anger issues and takes them out on his project.  It is pretty crazy.  He might need to be medicated.  Just kidding.  But, he has no patients at all and could care less about the order in which things need to be done.  He looks at the final picture only and tries to make it how he thinks it should be made. Needless to say Davids always turns out very nice and Ben's is always a little skiwampus.

 I always make Josh go with me because they both need a little help.  Below next to Josh is Kalo helping her daughter. We were making Santa Sleigh's before Christmas.  They were harder that they appeared.  For Christmas Ben and David both got a racecar kit and their own kid sized hammer in their stocking.  Within minutes of seeing it David was hammering it together.  It took 3 days before Ben even looked at his and that was only because David asked him if he could do it.

 I made Shayne and Sophie come with me this last time because Josh went on a day hike with the Scouts.  
We made the "Grave Digger" Monster Truck.  It was cool and surprisingly easy.
 Notice Sophie is pulling out a nail.

 Notice Shayne is pulling out a nail.  HAHAHA!

 This is Kalo's little boy.  She had to wake him up to come this morning and he wasn't quite awake yet.

 The race was on to see who could put the decals on the fastest.
 This was the final project.  It was really fun.  They are super sturdy too.  David likes to stand on both of them and use them as rollerskates.

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