We also bought a shopping cart full of items for $10.00. Why they throw a bunch of stuff in a cart from time to time, I don't know, but I like it.There has been times we only spent $3 to $4 dollars on a cart. This cart had a 5 pad digital drum set (drum sticks missing) $50 value, 2 beautiful lamps, 3 lamp shades, 3 auto phone chargers, several phone batteries, several curtain rods, etc.
Back to the Statue of Liberty now, here are some pictures of Matthew patiently building his model.
An easy to assemble model for Matthews first time experience.
He is carefully gluing pieces together over wax paper so there is no mess.
With the foundation complete, all that is left is to glue the statue on top.
Here it is, an aerial view of the Statue of Liberty.
A look at it from the front. Imagine yourself on a ship seeing this for the first time while coming into the harbor, awesome!
There was a place mat in the shopping cart with the Statue of Liberty on it, really neat.
Of course we couldn't wrap-up this week without a good game of Junior Scrabble. Yes, we had to break out the dictionary. Whoever heard of the word "craked?" Sarah Grace, that's who. She had to prove herself to her dad.
Can you look at us a tell it's getting late? But we can't stop yet!
Somehow Sarah finally won the game. She's our literarian. Matthew is our scientist.
Sarah has taken it upon herself to do workbooks (language arts, math, etc.) practice piano, guitar & other instruments, read, write stories & practice art (drawing & painting) in her spare time. She is really maturing this year.
Matthew tells his dad that he has not quite grown out of the playing stage yet. His favorite pastime is to get down in the dirt in the backyard with toy soldiers or his many Hot Wheels cars and build a city or a fort. He said he may grow up next year, but I say what's the hurry! We want them to enjoy being children and most of all enjoy being a family at home.
That's our weekly wrap-up. Be sure to go over to Kris's blog and read her Weekly Wrap-up: The One with the Game Playing and all her guest's weekly wrap-ups. Make sure you check them all so you don't miss anything and you're sure to pick up on a good idea or two. Have a happy Father's Day with your dad, husband or grandad. Traci