Thursday, January 6, 2011


Can I just show off the amazing tower Kara and Dave built the other night? It's incredible.

The basic set of blocks was a Christmas present for the kids last year. Let me tell you that good quality blocks are expensive enough to be termed an "investment." But we liked the idea that our kids would have them, and then their kids would play with them too. And Christmas is a time for a little indulgence, right? Well, it was money well spent. At least a couple of nights a week Kara asks if I can put Jamie to bed so that she and her daddy can build a tower. The results, both tangible and intangible, are fabulous. And though he is not as precise as his father and big sister yet, it is notable that one of Jamie's first phrases was and emphatic, "Build tower!"

This year we added to the block set with some decorative blocks. To quote Dave, "These new blocks have definitely taken our towers to the next level."

 Check  out the arches. That was all Dave.

This was all Kara. Amazing.


  1. Nice detail work! Maybe Pete needs an intern.

  2. Wow!! That is impressive. We have a cheap basic block set that we still build with but we need those arches and those "pawn" pieces!

  3. Those little flourishes make a big difference. Worth every penny, for sure.