Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Budding Architect

A favorite activity for Larkin and Brian to do together is build impressive towers out of MegaBlocks. Here are a couple of towers that they built together this last week.

This first one is the most impressive in that it is 99% Larkin's design! She even got up on her step stool to put the upper pieces on. We love the asymmetrical nature of the structure in the middle and the top. It looks like she's becoming a budding architect! You can tell how proud Larkin is of it too... she posed for the picture with her stuffed animal pig (and check out her hilarious winter hat and diapers look)!

Here's another tower they built... what we call "the tallest tower". Brian helped with this one a bit more, since they were really going for height. You can clearly see the "strong base" that Brian has taught Larkin to do to build good tall towers. Larkin is posing next to this one in another self-picked outfit too...

And below is a close-up photo of our adorable munchkin in her self-picked outfit for that day... black leggings, pink fringe boots, and a Bambi sweatshirt. She's lucky that she looks precious in anything she wears! Not many people can pull this off!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Measuring for Art

Happy New Year! To help us ring in the new year, we ordered some new art for our newly finished basement. Here's an adorable shot of Larkin helping us measure the wall in her area that we call "Tinker's Nook" (after Tinker Bell)!