Saturday, September 26, 2009

I LOVE Lowe's!!

I just want to say how much I LOVE our local Lowe's in McKinney! This morning I took Brayden to his first lil Grow and Build Workshop at one of our local Lowes to build his very own firetruck. To be honest, I was a lil nervous because it was recommended for ages 5-12 so I was so afraid once we got there we would hear a "I'm sorry he's not 5 yet, please wait and come back next year." Thankfully we didn't have to hear those words and I was comforted to see many of the other participants were around his same age if not younger. If you have not checked out one of these FREE lil workshops, I highly recommend it! You do have to pre-register and I suggest registering in advance because they only have an alotted amount of kits. Here is the link to register. The next two workshops are a Ball Toss on Oct 10th and on Oct 24th "A Frankenstein Magic Trick". Both of which Brayden is very excited about and for the price I am VERY excited about it too. =)

Back to why I LOVE our local Lowes so much...They went above and beyond for this project! Not only did he get to make his own cute lil firetruck, receive his own lil Lowe's apron....they also had both the local Fire Dept and Police come out so the kids could tour the real firetruck and visit with the officers and fireman. The police dept also provided a super cute backpack bag with their name and phone number, coloring books/crayons, stickers, and a lil policecar that he has enjoyed playing with. After we left we went to another local Lowes (I had to return something) and quickly recognized they didnt have all the "lil extras" of the real firemen and policemen with their Grow and Build workshop that we got to experience. So a special thanks to Lowes SW McKinney for making our Saturday morning extra special.

Here is our final product:

He was able to do this.....
and this.....All on his own with no hurt fingers. =)
Deep concentration as he builds:

Outside by the Police SUV
Outside by the firetruck:

The fireman got this special tool out so Brayden could hold it for the picture. They use it to help open doors and windows.

The firman also gave out hats.
A fireman offered Brayden to put on his firecoat for a picture but unfortunately Brayden declined saying..."it's too big." Instead he rang the bell on the front of the truck...4x because "4's my favorite number! (why is 4 your favorite number?) Cause I'm 4!"

Despite both of us being a lil under the weather today, we had the best time and can't wait to go to another Grow and Build workshop.

P.S. I know Home Depot has children's workshops as well. They offer their workshop the first Saturday of each month at 9am or 12. Here is the link for their upcoming projects. From what I read, it doesn't look like you have to preregister for Home Depot.


Joan said...

Wow, that looks like it was fun!

Hubs and I went to Lowes one morning and they were having one of those workshops. The kids looked like they were having a blast and Lowes was filled with the "BAMBAMBAM" of hammers on nails!

Andrea said...

Our local Lowe's did the same thing, the boys LOVED it. It was a boys dream day. They got to build their own firetruck (which Klayton hasn't let leave his side), tour the real Firetruck, police car and ambulance that was there too. I have to give two thumbs up for such a great activity.

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