Thursday 14 February 2013

The Carpenter and his Apprentice

Quite inspirational how quickly one learns Jack not yet four is eager to learn and is something of a sponge taking everything in that he he told. Concentration is the key and he is relentless in his questions. I have always been a firm believer in telling children the truth when they ask a question, I know my two girls ordered it and if you tried to fob them off after they asked for an explanation on something they would accept the truth far better than a white lie.
Jack also demands this, so as best we can we try to explain things truthfully. He loves to do work of any kind, he asked his Grandad if when he slept over if he could do some work in the shed with real tools, of course his Grandad agreed not thinking that he would remember but of course he did remember and although it was a bitter cold day out they went to the shed.
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look at the concentration in his little face, on the top image he even has his tongue out, both his Grandad and his Mum does this when they concentrate ha ha!
Can you believe he never hit his or his Grandads fingers even once.
I asked him what he was making, he told me it was going to be a new wall for me.
They then decided to make a sword, Grandad cut out the pieces and Jack screwed them together.
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So Captain Jack now has a sword, we even cut out some stickers to decorate it.
Jak Signature


Lori m said...

Captain Jack is so darn cute, his expressions are priceless. Great page layouts, hugs, Lori m

Mary Roberson said...

Oh, Jak...Jack is growing up so fast! Isn't it great how he is able to spend so much time with you and Chris? He really seems to enjoy his time with you both. Great photos!

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Fabulous memory pages, how Jack grows and it is lovely how he wants to do things with Granddad. We have to enjoy these times as they grow so fast don't they?
Thank you for sharing these happy days with us...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Cards by Lady Anne

Unknown said...

Children are like sponges they soak up everthing especially if the time is taken to give them the info required which does not always happen these days. Jack has wonderful grandparent who seem to help him along the way. Love your memory page.

Wilma x x

doreenj said...

Where does the time go, Jak???? He is gorgeous - nearly as good as my GS!!!!!

Doreen x

Dawn said...

Just fantastic! Great layouts too!
Dawn xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Children just love to do things like their adult family too, and try to be like them, and it´s really amazing, what they can, when they concentrate. He´s such a sweet and bright kid, you can tell just by looking at him and he´ll be a very clever young man too. But how can he be different, when he watch both his parents and grandparents is creating things all the time, and I truely believe, that it´s one of the best gifts, we can give to our youngsters, to learn to use their imagination and their hands, so they can always create things, when they need it, and it makes them good at seing solutions instead of problems, whenever they face anything, and that is soooo good.
You have a gorgeous grandkid Jak, almost as good as all my 6 girls he he he.

Linda Simpson said...

Two fabulous layouts Jak! I did the same as you with my 2 boys. They were always told the truth even if it wasn't what they wanted to hear. Jack looks so cute with his tongue out and you can really see the concentration on his little face. He looks a happy little pirate with his sword.

Linda xxx

Wendy L said...

So cute, cherish every moment, xxx

My'scardcorner said...

Lovley pages he is one lucky little boy having a grandad that lets him make things.Though bet Chris enjoys it too..

Mad Mary said...

He's such a lovely wee man. It's great he wants to learn. Keeps him interested in all types of things. Love the Captain Jack page too.

Mary xx

Tammy said...

Too adorable! Hope nobody's fingers get in the way of the hammer!

Alison said...

Oh my word, how Jak`s grown. It doesn`t seem long ago he was a babe in arms.

Alison xx

sallysbitz2 said...

Awww, this is lovely. I am an early years practitioner and like nothing more than to see things like this x

hugs sally x