The Best Toy Ever
April 5, 2011 by The Random Family
Last Christmas, I asked my brother to make an outdoor block set for the kids. He thought I was nuts, but set out to make them with zeal. He used some cedar that a friend was getting rid of and cut them into perfect little architectural wonders. No, really. They are neatly designed to fit together so that the kids can use them to build perfectly. One large block of a specific size matches up with that size cut in half which further matches up with blocks cut into quarter sizes and so on. Pretty damn cool, if you ask me!
Here is an example of the amazing creativity that comes from having these blocks to play with. The kids come up with some elaborate cityscapes!
A recent offering: The Animal Town
Caroline demonstrates the "Pool Party" area.
"The Rock Concert Stage" (Get it?)
"The Concert Ticket Booth"
"The School and Playground"
"Bizarro's Italian Restaurant"
"The Water Towers and a Retention Pond"
Derrick demonstrates the "Plow on the Farm"
"The Buddhist Temple" (Mommy named this one. 🙂 )
"The Fire Department" the Fireanimals are playing a game in between calls, I'm told.
"The Jail" A naughty horse has been locked up inside. It was running around in the grocery store! Shame on him!
"The Airport" The monkey is the pilot, the blue box lid is the airplane. Those are some brave animals waiting in line for that flight!
Caroline (aka Baby Godzilla) demonstrates the dismantling of the water tower.
"We built it all! Thank you, Uncle Craig!"
A celebratory game of chase around the yard before clean up time.
Baby Godzilla plots the demise of Animal Town.
Thanks, again, Craig! We love seeing the creative things they come up with!