Last day of summer vacation was spent building a Lego city from the ground up. They started in the morning, and did not stop until I made them get in the car to go meet their teachers and find their lockers. When we got home, they gulped down some dinner, then headed upstairs to keep building.
Making the most of their last day. I’m really going to miss them, but am ready to get back to routines and daily structure.
And more patchwork.
brandySeptember 9, 2009 at 5:46 am
Wow, that’s impressive! We need to get some legos!
jillSeptember 9, 2009 at 6:17 am
I can’t wait until my kids are old enough for this kind of awesomeness. What is the wooden square you’re using there to contain their city?
blair/wisecraftSeptember 9, 2009 at 6:43 am
Thanks Jill. That table is in the center of Ian’s room, it used to be his
train table. I have to say its one of the most used pieces of furniture in
moSeptember 9, 2009 at 10:35 am
We have had our own lego marathon going on here. We jsut bought that yellow house set and I love that it came with three sets of instructions so they can build different things with the same set. Good thinking Lego.
The OrchardSeptember 9, 2009 at 10:57 am
Great job! My girls are just starting to get into Lego. We just have to be careful of baby brother!
I am like you, I will miss my girls when they go to school, but am also looking forward to a routine and to be honest, a little break. I will still have two babies with me, but two children is a little easier than 4 children!
Enjoy your new routine.
kateSeptember 9, 2009 at 1:07 pm
my kids love ‘to lego’ when the two year old is napping. patchwork is really just a kind of lego for grownups don’t you think?
DevenSeptember 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm
What a wonderful day! Legos are the best! Not to mention “Little People” and wooden blocks! ;-D
blair/wisecraftSeptember 9, 2009 at 3:53 pm
Kate I was thinking the exact same thing, the kids are definitely doing a
patchwork type of thing with legos.
TheresaSeptember 9, 2009 at 5:05 pm
How I love lego – it’s such a ‘clean’ toy with endless possibilites. I loved it when I was little (all those beautiful little houses that I wanted to live in!) and my children love it too. That little city is delightful.
RidSeptember 9, 2009 at 11:03 pm
Wow! Let me show to my daughters… We love playmobil. Do you?
EmmaSeptember 11, 2009 at 9:41 am
What is that yellow set? I am in England and my twin boys are turning 6 this month suddenly Lego mad. I’m wondering if we can get that set here. Do you recommend any other sets? I love your city.
We all adore Playmobil too, I hope they still play with it now they’re Lego mad. My boys and dd soon to be 5 love playing with their Go-Go Crazy Bones alongside both. They build them vehicles,buildings etc. As I speak they’ve built France in the kitchen and are currently ferrying hoards of tiny Go-Go Crazy Bones on holiday from the lounge!!!!!
I have to say alongside Brio both Lego and Playmobil have been the most value for money toys in our house.
EmmaSeptember 11, 2009 at 9:55 am
Just seen it on the Lego site,it looks fantastic but we don’t get it until Oct,will have to get it for Christmas-can’t wait,will be fighting them for it!!!!!!!!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 11, 2009 at 10:28 am
there’s really no going wrong with any of the Lego sets…vehicles,
buildings, etc. I believe that yellow set is a house (sorry I don’t remember
the name of the set), but it came with instructions to build 4 different
things, which is genius. Look around the Lego website, its all there and can
probably tell you where to find it near you.
nicolaSeptember 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm
fantastic! anyone who eschews all plastic simply has not experienced the joy of legos!