Thursday, December 11, 2008

fancier is always better

Last Saturday we took the girls to Home Depot for the Kid's Workshop. Miss O has been really into building things lately...building with Legos, building with magnetix, building various contraptions with jump ropes and toys. Of course E follows right along. Then we read the book Littlejim's Gift. It's a great Christmas story about working hard, loving your family, and thinking of others. Oh, the life lessons to be learned in just one story. Anyway, the little boy in the story wanted a child-sized set of tools. Well, that just put O right over the edge. So when I learned from Heather how fun the Kid's Workshops were I just had to take the girls. The project was to build an easel. The girls received a Home Depot apron, a pin to attach that shows the project they built, and a certificate of completion. There were safety glasses, child-sized hammers, nails, bolts, wing nuts, washers....oh the joy! They really enjoyed the whole experience. I had to help E a little bit, she was like a mad woman with that hammer.O did most of her project independently...I just had to (bravely) hold the wood together so she could hammer the nail. She didn't hit my hand...not even once! Pretty good for her first project. They were both very pleased with the final product but when we got home they thought it needed to be a little fancier. They immediately got to work adding just the right amount of girly-ness.

5 comments:

Adrienne said...

That's the way to raise them! Who said girls can't handle a hammer!

Amy said...

This is awesome!! I can only imagine the giddiness and pride that came along with this outing.

Way to go, girls!

Big Gramma said...

Is it genetic or what? I love doing things with my hands building stuff and I love Home Depot and I knowtheir Mom and Great Gramma does too!!! I'd love to see the easels . Wow that sounded like so much fun! BigG

Kim Yeatts said...

Hey, Sam and the Littles were there, too. He took them right when it started. That was their second time. They are all about collecting those pins!

Zoƫ said...

I have heard that those are great and I keep meaning to bring Elijah, boy I just need to put it in the calendar. Glad the girls liked it.