Saturday, August 05, 2006

Home Depot & Michael's

Today Alexandra spent the morning "creating." First, we went to Home Depot for their Kids Workshop. I've meant to do this for a long time, but this is the first time we made it.

Today's activity was to build a pencil box. I thought they would show us step by step how to make our wooden box, but instead they gave Alexandra an apron, a kit, a hammer and the instructions. I was very surpised and wasn't sure what to do. I've never done anything like this before, but it turned out great! We did have to take part of it apart as the lid wouldn't slide on the first time, but the dad next to us did worse. :-) He had 2 children and accidentally swapped pieces between the 2 kids & so they had to take both boxes apart.

It was a good feeling to make something I wasn't sure I/we could do! And, neither one of us got any smashed fingers from all of the hammering! We will definitely be doing these workshops again and are excited that in September they are building bird houses!

After Home Depot, we went to Michael's craft store for their Kid's Club. Alexandra made a very cute flower in a pot that is also a picture holder. We also ran into some friends we haven't seen in about a year, so that was an added treat.

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