Saturday, August 29, 2009

Star Wars Amoured Assault Tank

Today we used the last of a gift card that Ristow had gotten for Christmas. Since his birthday and Christmas are so close together it helps to save some fun for late summer when he is really wanting something new. We told him that he could pick out a new lego set with his gift card, since he is just really getting into legos. He knew from the start he wanted Star Wars legos.
I waited in the car while Christopher and Ristow went on their mission to pick out his set.
They came out of the store beaming from ear to ear. He had picked out a Star Wars Amoured Assault Tank (for ages 8-14) (with 407 pieces) YIKES! is what I thought to myself.

Upon arriving home we emptied all the bags out onto the kitchen table and decided just putting the guys together would be a good start. Then it was time for Ristow and Dad to head to a birthday party and come back to the Legos later. They arrived home at 4:35pm and at 4:36pm we had started the lego tank.........................4 and 1/2 hrs later........................................

Following instructions and putting together tiny pieces with a 4yr old is pretty much insane, but we patiently all worked as a family trying to make the tank. Well, to be honest, many of the parts near the end Christopher and I had to do and then just let Ristow attach them. Ofcourse the two times Ristow dropped it and the one time I broke it apart didn't help make the project go any smoother. But we can say we successfully put together the tank! We did make sure that Ristow understands that the next time he drops it or takes it apart at all, he is on his own to make something new. That is why we had to take pictures of it, since today is probably the only time anyone will EVER see it correctly put together. But now he has 407 new lego pieces to create new and amazing things! By the way, Christopher is currently asleep on the couch after that Long and Memorable famiy experience.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Family Shopping Trip

So, since being put on restriction from activity due to my contractions, I have not been able to go to the grocery store and shop for much longer than to pick up a few items. Well last night we had a family shopping trip. I drove the automated shopping cart, Ristow pushed his own little cart and Christopher was a champ and ran the aisles getting the things we needed. I know what you are probably thinking..... COOL you got to drive one of those nifty carts. Well, actually they are much cooler when you don't need to drive one. Though I have to admit they sure are handy and Ristow absolutely LOVED watching me drive it, and he really loved the fact that at the end of our trip I let him get on with me and control the accelerator while I steered.
Christopher also thinks they are cool and in fact wants me to wear one of his racing helmets next time I have to drive one. Along with race number and water bottles of course. The image does make me laugh, thinking of a pregnant women driving an electric cart with a racing helmet on, up and down the aisles. I doubt I will ever get up the nerve to do it, but I promise to post the pictures if I do.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

22 weeks

It has been a while since I posted one of these, so I thought I share how big our little girl is getting inside of me. Yes, for anyone who hasn't heard, the McClintocks are expecting a daughter. Ristow is so excited to have a baby sister and loved looking at Babies R Us at all the pink and purple stuff. He even found a blanket that he wanted to get her. So cute.
I think I have been so immersed in the boy world that it is still hard for me to imagine having a girl. I have gotten some cute dresses and outfits from friends and I can barely believe my daughter will be wearing them. How adorable.