Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chatterbox Review: LEGO Juniors

I was given the opportunity through House Party to be a "Chatterbox" for LEGO Juniors.  They sent us some LEGO sets to try out and review.  There was a smaller set and a larger set.  I decided to let Andy put the smaller set together while the older kids were at school so I could get a better picture of how easy it was for him to do on his own with out assistance (interference) from his siblings.

Andy was excited to be able to "read" the directions by himself and figure out how to put the digger together.  After he was finished, he kept taking it apart so he could put it back together again!  The car has a base that you put the other parts onto so it is faster and easier to get to the finished product.  I thought this was a really nice feature as it gave him a stable base to start with.

Once the other kids returned from school, I let them work on the Police station together.  The walls are preformed in one piece so that the set came together really quickly.  One thing that I found as a drawback to the floor base was that there weren't "bumps" in many places so the walls couldn't get put in very many places and they also tended to come off easily.  Playing on a non carpeted surface may have helped with this, too.  Overall, the kids LOVED the LEGO Juniors sets! 

My Easter Dress

I didn't get a chance to post about my dresses since our Charter line was taken out by the neighbor's tree on Saturday evening and it took 69 hours to be restored.  I ended up with a trial dress also to see what size(s) I needed.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kids Clothes Week Spring 2014: Day Seven

Since Sarah ended up with an "extra" dress from doing the trial run dress, I made a similar dress for Emily as well.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kids Clothes Week Spring 2014: Day Six

Today I finished the last of the kids' Easter clothes (leaving only my dress to go).  Today, was Sarah's turn.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Kids Clothes Week Spring 2014: Day Five

Today was the day to make Will's Easter shirt.  Same as Andy's, just bigger ☺

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kids Clothes Week Spring 2014: Day Three

I sewed Emily's Easter dress today.  I figured if something came up and I couldn't get to the other dresses, at least Sarah and I had ones that I'd just sewn (to check the sizes), so I did Emi's dress. ☺