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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Kayla and I

went to our first Lowe's Build and Grow Kids Clinic. We made a squirrel/bird feeder and I think Kayla had a pretty good time!

Of course I forgot my camera so there are no pictures of Kayla actually working on this project and banging away with the hammer! Although there are plenty of hammer marks all over this feeder!

The kids get to keep the goggles and apron; when you complete the project you get a patch to sew on your apron. Each time you go to one you get another patch to sew on the apron.

Kayla really liked the apron! She didn't want to take it off when we got back to the van, so she rode home with it on. She even left it on for about an hour after we were home.

She's putting the goggles back on for me to take a picture.


See what we made!

I think her grandpa would be proud! If he was here he would probaby ask what color we want him to stain the wood! :)

This was a fun project to do on a Saturday morning and I think we'll be participating in these workshops more often! Lowe's has 2 workshops a month.

You can also go to The Home Depot Kids Workshops too. They have one on the first Saturday of every month.

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37 comments:

Renee's Ramblings said...

How neat! Kayla looks like she had a great time! Regarding the Buddy Walk...if you'll send me the link to your team, I'd like to also post that on my blog as well (if that's okay with you). Hope your having a good weekend!

annie said...

What fun!!!
Kayla is so cute.

Karen said...

How awesome, it sounded like a great time and sooo cute. Praying for you! You are going to have so much to share, so many fun things. Pictures and wonderful events! I just know you are going to be blessed!!!

Linda said...

I had no idea Lowes (or Home Depot) did such a neat thing. With no little ones in the home any more, I am sadly out of touch. I'm going to tell my dils about this though. I think the grands would love it!
Tell Kayla she did a super job. And I love her apron and goggles.
Praying all of you are doing well.

Jen said...

How great....I need to check this out...I'm sure she did an awesome job and you are very proud.

kyouell said...

That is very cool. I can't wait until The Biscuit is old enough to do these.

Corey~living and loving said...

oooooooooooooo how fab! I wish we had a Lowes or Home Depot near us. That is totally cool! :)
She looks very proud!

Omaha Mama said...

Sounds like fun! What a great way to provide hands-on learning. Good for you for taking her out to do it!

Christina said...

So cute! I'll have to try one of those workshops with my girls! If you have a Michaels there too they do workshops for kids on Saturdays.

Jessica said...

Too cool! I wanna go!

Miranda said...

Oh neat, I didn't know Lowes did that! I'll have to ask my uncle about it (he works there) She looks so cute in her apron and goggles!

Beck said...

Awesome! You're such a good mama.

Sniz said...

I love to see Kayla...how loved she is! I can imagine how happy she is! This sounds like such a fun day. I can't wait to check it out. Oh, BTW, when are you due?

Mama Mia said...

Our kids love to go to the Home Depot events for kids. They've made 3 projects now. They always come home with a sense of accomplishment!

Hope everything is going well with you guys this week!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I have heard about that program. It's good to know that it is fun for the kids. Sometimes I wonder if these programs are well done/thought out.

I love the bird feeder! What a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

-Andrea

AZ Chapmen said...

looks like she had fun

Tammy said...

How fun! I'm going to check these workshops out...my girls would probably love them!
Have a great rest of the weekend, Michelle!

amy said...

these sound fun! Hope they still have them when we get back from China

Katie said...

Kayla looks so cute in the goggles and apron! What a fun activity to do! I must look around for something similar near us :)

A Special Family said...

She is so adorable! What a sweetheart she is "working"!

Linda said...

I came here from Renee's Ramblings. You have a beautiful little girl. My grandson Seth was born with Down. I went back and read your comments right after Kayla was born and can understand those feelings. You are so brave to be able to express them here. But, now as time has gone by I see you know Kayla is a true blessing from God. As time permits, I'll be back to read more of your older posts.

What a great project Lowe's provides for kids. All my grandchildren would really get a kick out of this.

smileymamaT said...

What a fantastic idea, I wish we had a Lowe's here! Love it! Kayla is adorable, but isn't she always?!? (yes!)
:) T

Kari said...

What a great thing to do! Since my granddaughter's in Japan, I'm trying to think of any local kids around here I could take to one of these! Wonder if Lowe's would give ME an apron and some goggles. lol
Kayla's a cute as ever, too. Love a kid who can build something!!

~Melissa~ said...

she looks so cute! What a fun project to do!!

Miranda said...

I keep trying to regester, but the site is being silly. The next project is a cute little picture frame. That would be perfect for John and Shaylee to do together. And it would giv me some time alone!

Glo said...

Tell Kayla she looks adorable. What a fun way to spend time with your little one. You have a very nice bird feeder too. Hammer markes are memories you'll never forget. Hope the rest of your weekend is just as great.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I'm going to have to look into this! My boys would love to beat, I'm mean build things with a hammer :)

Mommatude said...

oooooooooooooh I will have to check that out-that sounds too cool!!!

Brenda said...

My son works at lowes and we have that apron lol. She looks like she had a great time.

Anonymous said...

I thought she was going to be a Princess? And this Gpa says blue. Glad you were able to talk to Joe. Thinking of you all.(4)lov

Jessie said...

That is so cute!! I've heard of those but haven't taken any of my children to one.

Carrie! :o) said...

How cute! I'm so glad she had so much fun. I'm sure it's good to take her mind off of daddy being gone.

Grandma said...

I'm sure grandpa will have plenty of projects for him and Kayla to do the next time she comes to visit. He's always looking for a good little helper :-)

Sue said...

I love it. J used to work for Lowe's, so we have one of those aprons too. Actually, I dressed Kayla up as J (in his work outfit) for her first halloween (she was the spitting image of him). I think Kayla will enjoy those when she's a bit older. Love the pics.

:)

Killlashandra said...

Thanks for the comments on the workshop. The Home Depot in our area does a similar thing and I've wondered about taking W.W. to it too. He's 26 1/2 months and I'm not sure that's quite old enough yet but I'm still thinking about it. He loves hammering things. ;)

Anonymous said...

hehe too cute!

Nicole said...

She's so cute Michelle. What a neat thing for you to do with her. I hope you guys are hanging in there without your hubby around. SMOOCH!