Ben worked at a home show a few weekends ago so we spent a good amount of time there, wandering around, bringing him food, playing in the sand piles (ok, that was Tucker and Taylor) and just hanging out. They actually had quite a few things for kids to do. Lowe's had a booth there for kids to make things. Tucker made this awesome basketball hoop thing. He was a happy little camper pounding it out and so proud at the finished product!
Taylor also made a chalk board, but that little stubborn thing wouldn't listed to a thing I told her to help. So needless to say, there is no picture of the finished project because there was no finished project. But she does look pretty fierce with that hammer!
Also, while at the home show Tucker entered to win a knife set. Both kids while wandering around were looking for the candy bowls. A lot of booths had candy bowls out for the kids. My kids were magnets to those things. Tucker saw a bowl and went right up to it. Unfortunately for him, it was a contest to win a knife set from a custom cabinet place here in Spokane. They were so nice to him and encouraged him to enter. And he, being the big boy he is, wanted to fill out the entry form all by himself. So sure enough, he wrote his name and my phone number. And I totally forgot about it. Well, sure enough a few days later I get a phone call and it is a man asking for Tucker. I say, uhh.... who is this? And he starts laughing and explained who he was and why he was calling, they had totally picked Tuckers name out of the hat and he won the knife set. It also came with this really nice slab of granite as a cutting board, 2 knifes and a cheese cutter thing. You should have seen this child beaming. He was so happy and proud of himself. I put the knives in our drawer and the cutting board on the counter, and he keeps reminding me that these are really his, and that he is just letting me borrow them! :)