Saturday, April 4, 2009

We have been in a full blown Lego frenzy for a few days. Jace is really enjoying making things with moving parts that have special functions. He has made several versions of a soda machine, an Oreo dispenser, and a chocolate Easter egg dispenser. All include loading something at the top and moving pieces to release one object at the bottom, gumball machine style. There have been Legos everywhere but it has been so much fun to watch him create, test, tweak, and ultimately share his efforts.

He has also been reading a few biographies of Tony Hawk. First he read the one geared at kids and has since moved on to the more in depth version. He is so fascinated and has started riding his skateboard again. I love the information he is sharing with me... the books really put an emphasis on following your dreams and being willing to do the hard work it takes to acheive them. He shared with me that Tony had to give up the violin when he was young because there wasn't time for school, skateboarding, and violin. Since retiring from professional skateboarding he has taken up the violin again. Jace thought it was really cool that you could keep learning, "even when you're old." I think it is such a great thing to learn at ten that you don't have to be just one thing, there are stages in life and even if you can't do it all at the same time, it doesn't mean you won't have other opportunities to pursue those dreams.

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