Monday, May 19, 2008

Thank You Daisy

We received a fun box from Daisy at A Daisy a Day on Saturday. She had written this post telling about some K'nex they had gotten to test. I found the post especially enticing because I have been wanting to get these for Noah for quite awhile now. He LOVES his little legos, so I thought they would be perfect for him.

My friend, Beth, told me that Alex loves them but that they were not compatible with legos and she spent way too much time looking at each little piece to see which set they belonged to. So I was pretty excited when I read Daisy's post saying that they are now compatible. I commented on her post that I thought I would get some for Noah for his birthday now that I don't have to worry about keeping them separated.

This extremely kind woman actually offered to pack them up and send them to us, FREE OF CHARGE because her grandchildren wee too small to enjoy the TRULY TINY pieces as of yet.

The box was here when we got home from the Meijer Gardens on Saturday. I had a picture of Noah with the box, but then realized it had ALL of my personal information on the front. Probably not the BEST idea. Noah ripped it open right away.














He started trying to make something but Steve felt it was necessary to read the directions and make the car that the set was made for.














Now I knew what the result of this would be, but I just let it go, hoping to be proven wrong. But, unfortunately, I wasn't and about two hours later, Noah threw a hissy fit about how the car Daddy made was falling apart and he couldn't fix it. That was when I told him what I wanted to all along, "Just make your own creation". Now he was free to do as he pleased and he made several "robots"














And Aaron made a "flower"



















So this post is mostly for Daisy, who made a little boy so happy this weekend that he slept with his creations under his pillow and took them to school with him this morning for Mystery Bag (his class' version of show and tell). Thank you for your kindness.

8 comments:

MomOf3 said...

I love to read posts about kindness! How neat!!! Have a great day!!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

What a wonderful gesture! And I love seeing how much fun your boys are having with them. :)

Stacey said...

It is soooo tough for me as a parent to let my kids play the way THEY want to---
Ah, well.. isn't life a process?
Sweet pictures!

daisy said...

Hooray! I'm so glad he liked them! I remember when I was little how much I loved to get things in the mail that were FUN!

I love the way K'Nex pieces can go together so many different ways. He did a great job of creating.

I just realized...what he did with the K'Nex is what I do when I scrapbook. I never follow the directions when I have a kit. I ALWAYS improvise. So yay for some great looking robots! Thanks for sharing the fun.

bethn said...

I"m so glad Noah had so much fun with the k'nex. Alex builds things with his all the time. Dylan even has a set of bigger ones that he can use. An all around great toy.

Tammy said...

That is cool and very nice of her. The kids look like they are having a great time with them. Aidan is too young for them, but hubby wants to get him some when he gets older. I think hubby is the one who wants them. LOL

drdivendre said...

Noah is going to have to play HiBRiD!!! Improvisation rocks!!
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Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

What a blessing!