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Feb 9 / Michael

Through the eyes of a 7 year old

Despite the fact that we haven’t had much of a winter this year and we’ve been able to play outside a lot, it’s still necessary for us to have a stash of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during all our time spent inside.  Big J’s go-to is legos, but today we broke out wooden blocks and he built a fantastical tower that was inspired by some drawings the children made last weekend.  They’ve really been into both coloring and creating their own drawings inspired by the Scribble Book (we can’t recommend that book enough).

The drawings, including a castle and knight (J drew the outlines and Miss C colored them in)…

Knight and castle

Castle inspiration for blocks

Then today, Big J’s tower, inspired from his drawing. Note: He took these pictures, the last two giving really gorgeous perspectives of such a cool design…

Building blocks on a cold day

Blocks

Blocks

Stay warm and have fun everyone!

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  1. 1
    Jason / Feb 9 2012

    I keep telling Mike, that little guy has a future at Lockheed Martin.

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    Miriam / Feb 9 2012

    I LOVE the drawings!!

    • 2.1
      Michael / Feb 9 2012

      Thanks, Miriam. I uploaded a few more to flickr, you can see here.

      Knight

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    Andy / Feb 10 2012

    Fantastic on all three counts! Have you guys checked out Minecraft? Seems like it would be right up his alley.

    • 3.1
      Michael / Feb 10 2012

      I hear there’s a bit of an obsession on Minecraft. I think I tried out the web version ages ago (heh, a couple months ago!) but didn’t have time to figure it all out. It’s a good idea, I might want to take a fresh look the two of us.

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    Sew Create It - Jane / Feb 11 2012

    I love that last picture! He’s caught the light perfectly.

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      Jamie / Feb 12 2012

      Yes, he really did. He was been working with his dad on photography techniques, thinking about light, framing, etc. We are very proud of him.

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    Jenny / Feb 11 2012

    i havent heard of scribbles books, but they look great!
    i just knew we were not the only ones who build with our jenga blocks!!

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      Jamie / Feb 12 2012

      We LOVE those books. A friend picked this one up for us during their travels. We have ordered several more through Amazon. Our oldest is a bit of a perfectionist, so I think seeing examples of drawings in this style really helps him with his drawing.

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