**ANOTHER post for today? The third in a row? I KNOW! Well, don't expect this from me every day ;)
Thanks to Gert, friend and grandmother of a former school friend of Jared's, Eyan, she let us know about a very cool thing that happens on designated Saturdays at Lowe's. That's where Gert works. It is called "Build and Grow." Parents take their child/children to Lowe's and build a project. It usually takes 1 hour to complete and is free. The child gets a project kit, which includes all they need to build it, a work apron, safety goggles and, once the project is completed, a cool patch and certificate. How cool is all that?!?! So, when I saw Gert mention this I said to Paul "do you and Jared want to go and try this? you will be building a helicopter." So that's what they did this morning. They had much fun! So much fun that we signed him up for the next projects, building a powerboat and school bus.
Here are some pictures of the boy and his project.
Jared with his new Lowe's work apron. What a cute little builder :DThe certificate and patch he received after completing the projectThe helicopter. He made it an emergency rescue onePictures of the proud boy playing with his helicopterI encourage everyone to check out your local Lowe's for this program and take your child/children some Saturday morning for building fun. Oh, I should mention that they recommend ages 5+ and parental assistance is required. Paul said he almost lost some fingers holding the wood while Jared pounded in the nails. Ha! ;)