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21 February 2010

Roller coaster building

Guess what the kids did this weekend while they were stuck inside because it was snowing and I had the 4x4? You gotta love the power of a big building project to keep kid's interest. This one is the K'NEX Dragon's Drop Roller Coaster. It has a motor that takes the cars up to the top, then they drop down.

CC is great at focusing for a long time on a project, and LB is terrific at getting little pieces together. When they first started building, BB helped them learn to interpret the instructions. Now they can do it own their own with some supervision by daddy to help get the pieces interconnected and find lost pieces.

Hopefully they will grow up to be better at building and visualizing mechanical things than I am.

I am all ready for a terrific week, but I don't know if it will be nearly as educational as the weekend was.


Daisy said...

That looks like so much fun! My kids would have been happy for hours.

I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award. You don't have to participate if you don't want to. Just wanted you to know.


Amy said...

Well, Daisy, great minds think alike! I nominated you too. I love to read your blog. I get such great ideas!

Here are the details:
I gave you the Beautiful Blogger Award today. You can read more about it on my blog: http://amyscruggs.blogspot.com/2010/02/beautiful-blogger-award.html. I'd be honored if you accept it!

Karen said...

Thanks both of you - ya'll are beautiful. I'll put my grand acceptance post up as soon as I think of 7 things about me to share.