Given we had so many LEGO kits for Christmas from my parents, we decided to take a day to build some of them, and not all of them got built because we had other things to do, but the last one will be finished tomorrow, so yay for that!
This is Chomp-Chomp-McGomp-Gomp, or so Luca decided to name him. I’m not really sure what he is, but there are two of them, one black and one brown. They look pretty cool if you ask me!
This is Luca playing with the kit before it’s even done. He couldn’t wait to get a chance to play with it. If there’s one thing LEGO kits teach kids, it’s patience. Even if they aren’t doing it themselves, they have to wait until it’s done.
And this is called “Mom messed it up so now it’s on Dad to figure out what she did wrong and fix it.” After this point he claimed the whole set and did it all for me. I suppose I can’t complain about that. I still got to do the set I wanted to do.
This is what it looks like completed. I’m not entirely sure what the kit is because I really don’t remember the movie that well (what can I say? I’m a bad Star Wars fan…) but Luca really likes playing with it. We’ll see how long it lasts in one piece before it gets broken up into it’s components. Hopefully it lasts for a little while.
This is Sander spilling out all his LEGO pieces on the table. He wasn’t entirely sure what to make of all that stuff. It was a pretty large kit, and totally more complicated than he was ready to handle. He got to all of step 15 (out of 136) and decided to give up. I had to finish it for him, which I didn’t mind because LEGO kits are fun!
While we were doing LEGO stuff, Luca was mixing the batter for our pancake dinner. It was a team effort to get them done. Corde put the ingredients together, Luca mixed, and Oz did the cooking. What a way to start the year.
This is Sander when he was still interested in building his kit. He did pretty well, but Little Big Planet sounded like too much fun, so that’s what he did.
This is the completed project. It’s some kind of TIE interceptor, from the looks of it. I’m not exactly up on the new movie tech. I absolutely loved building it. It looks amazing too. I’m really going to be upset if they pull this one apart…
This one I’m throwing in because Beekee took the picture. That’s Nika in my lap, and the rare picture of Oz and me together. There aren’t many pictures of either of us out there, so it’s sometimes nice to have one. Plus, Beekee got to take the photo, which he was really excited about. We may have to get the kids into photography this year!
And this is what Nika thinks about the new year. She’s not normally a cuddle pup, but today she was so relaxed in my lap that she fell asleep, with her paw in her face. She’s such a silly pup!
And since she was in the mood for lap sitting, she took a moment to cuddle up with Luca too, who was very happy to have a pup in his lap. He and Nika are pretty close, which is cool. At the same time, I know he’s going to be heartbroken when she eventually passes because of that. Thankfully that’s a good long ways away.
So what does this have to do with homeschooling? Well, LEGO kits teach patience and engage the brain to put them together. Cooking is a fun thing to do with homeschooling. Then there’s photography. I’m always amazed at what we do on a daily basis that falls under “homeschooling”, well, more unschooling, but you get the idea. Life long learners for the win!