Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lego my Lego

As I've mentioned before, Caleb loves lego.  LOVES it.  He got a few new sets for Christmas and we have spent hours building trucks, planes, helicopters, tow trucks, semi's... anything and everything with wheels.  Since Christmas, however, Caleb is determined to build things all by himself.  Nowadays I am only needed to dismantle his creations so that he can rebuild them, and to help him find the odd missing piece.  If I ever try to help him put on one little piece, he rips it off and puts it back on himself.  It's actually pretty cute.  He sits in the living room for hours each morning pouring over the "restructions" (instructions) working on these masterpieces...

Yesterday he created these...


This morning he build a massive helicopter-- we lost the instruction booklet so I had to find an online version.  Gotta love lego building in the 21st century.


Emerson happily watched from the sidelines.


Here's his (almost) finished helicopter.  Each day he proudly tells me that lego is for kids who are 5 and up-- and that's he's still 3 :)


Now, if only he could figure out how to put his own clothes on in the morning... you'd think that would be a walk in the park compared to this!!

7 comments:

Jamie said...

Yeah, that is pretty impressive Caleb. This kid has got some patience!

rachel joy said...

Are you SERIOUS?! Patience, and a stroke of brilliance! My 6.5 year old can't pull off anything close to that.

Bonnie said...

Genius! You may just have a future engineer on your hands!

Erica said...

I'm so impressed he's able to build it from the instructions - that kid must have an eye for detail, just like his momma!

Carol said...

Caleb's lego building skill is impressive! Once his little sister is mobile, he will have to move to working at the table or his room.

the Dees fam said...

Holy smokes! That's awesome! My boys love Lego too, and sadly, as a mom of three, I don't panic when there's a little piece in Carter's mouth :) Gotta love Lego!

Anonymous said...

Next you'll have to purchase a second laptop so he can build more.Maybe I should send the instructions quick!!!Mom