Tuesday, July 30, 2013

We Took A Break But We Are Back-Building Memories and a VW Van

TJ and I took the night off last night but I was shocked to hear him ask if we were going to work on the van tonight!   I really wasn't sure he even cared, but evidently he's just quiet about it.  

Monday, July 29, 2013

I Know, I'm Late! We Have Two Bumpers

I am not sure you can see it, but there is a license plate now.   I love the checkerboard floor.   I continue to have to remind TJ that if he places the pieces right, he doesn't need force.      LOL

Saturday, July 27, 2013

You Can Tell Its a Vehicle!

We made a lot of progress tonight.   Its not getting much easier to find the smaller parts in the bags but the bigger parts aren't so bad.  We had to graduate to a gallon size bag.   I am not sure what I will do when its taller!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bonding Over A Volkswagen Van-Lego Style!

I bought TJ a really cool Lego Volkswagen Van for Christmas this year.   For one reason and another, we just didn't get to making it!   I decided enough was enough and two days ago we started building the van.  We don't get a whole lot done each evening because TJ only has so much patience with the tiny parts.   But his small motor skills are getting quite a workout!   You see, all I do is search for the parts for him in the many, many bags that are the table.   I may point out the right spot if he is having trouble and remind him that force is not helpful, but I don't actually put any together.   That is one reason its such a slow process.   The other reason is that this model is so big and so detailed, that there are two books with about 80 pages each!   It looks like we put together the engine last night and tonight.   I am in love with all the detail in this model.   I used to put together model cars and this is so similar.   It has curtains, a sink, a stove, I even found a potted plant and hair brush!        LOL     I have a feeling that we are going to be working on these more detailed Lego models each evening for a long time to come.   I have my eye on the London Bridge-did you know that you even build tiny cars for it??   I can't wait.