While Luke was at camp, I enjoyed some special one-on-one time with Miss Abbey. It is rare that I ever get time alone with her, so we both really enjoyed it. After we dropped off Luke at Lego camp on Monday, we headed back home and had a little tea party in her bedroom together.
Luke was beyond excited when we picked him up on Monday--not because we were picking him up, but because he was having a BLAST! All of the other children were on the floor doing their free build projects. But Luke was so enthralled by the robotics project that he was still programming his project to do various things on the laptop. I didn't event know he knew how to use a laptop mouse. I guess he picked it up pretty quickly. This is what he programmed the first day:
He also programmed and built a chomping alligator, a carousel, a ferris wheel and a roaring lion later in the week. Here are some photos, and a video of the ferris wheel he built.
|Each day when we picked Luke up, Abbey wanted to build something. We have a whole family of lego lovers here.|
|Abbey loves experimenting with different "sauces." For our popover, we had the choice of a homemade honey butter or a homemade strawberry rhubarb jam. Abbey wanted both and continuously switched back and forth between the two for each bite.|
|making me some food at the Thinkery|
|checking out her height.|
|loved using the squeegee to clean up her paint (maybe even more than painting)|
On Friday, Abbey and I had a special morning with her first real tea at The Steeping Room in the Domain, followed by some shopping. She was excited about her first real tea party. :-)
|She loved drinking her caffeine-free strawberry tea in her special "breakable" cup.|
|We had such sweet conversations together--she's always so expressive when she speaks.|
|She loved clanging her cup against mine and then taking a sip.|
|I opted for a refill of some caffeinated tea--Abbey wanted a tiny sip of it.|
|Here he is very sadly building a vehicle at the free build time on Friday.|