These are from Valentine’s Day 2019, the gifts our kids made for Molly and I, which was way better than anything they could’ve purchased at a store. Molly was given the heart, and I was given the three-headed dragon.
I took pictures to preserve the memory, to document the ways my children use their imagination and make stuff.
Simple stuff. But cool stuff. You might notice the LEGO spacemen. My parents hung on to my LEGOs from when I was a kid. Now, my kids make stuff with those same LEGOs.
So, what did I say?
“Thanks. You’ve given me one more reason NOT to set up a TikTok account.“
I’ve missed posting a photo or two and may need to correct my count. But here’s what the kids are seeing this week.
Months ago David designed a board game that he wanted me to make for him. The side-by-side is above.
There are no rules to this game, no playing card deck, no twelve sided die. That’ll be up to him. But I adapted the design and made the presentation. The rest is up to him.
Joy teaches us how to make slime.
One of the projects I’ve tackled during COVID-19 was building a 3-in-1 plyometric box. Here is the blueprint I used.
I bought a sheet of plywood at The Home Depot. I brought my supplies home, and my next door neighbor, Lance Lowe, used his table saw to make the cuts.
Due to distancing measures, I dropped the board outside Lance’s garage, and he returned the pieces soon thereafter.
Molly helped me assemble the box.
After I put it together, Lance told me he’d be happy to brand the box with logo art from six of my favorite teams. I dropped the box on his driveway, and this is how it came back.
Lance does all kinds of cool stuff like this. Check out his business, and put in an order for a cornhole set.