This is Boba Fett's lego ship. Now Isaiah has a lot of legos, and he has built quite a few things all on his own. But this set that he got for his birthday from grammy bee and grampa is the biggest set he has ever had. It has 569 pieces and two instruction manuals so he was pretty sure that he was not going to be able to finish it on his own. It's for ages 9-14 after all!
But the Sunday before last when Isaiah woke up to rain and wanted to break out his new legos, Kyle set him up at the dining room table and told him, "If you have a question you can ask me but I think you can do it. Just take it one step at a time." Ah, the life lessons you can learn from legos. I'm serious. It can be intimidating to look at that huge pile of pieces- but if you do one step at a time pretty soon it all starts to come together. When life gets busy and crazy and complicated and we don't understand how we'll get to the end result we just have to pretend we're building a huge lego creation and ask God to show us one step at a time. Who knew legos could be so deep?
|Isaiah and his assistant- the beginning stages|
|Kyle observing the progress.... it's getting bigger!|
|Things are taking shape!|
Isaiah worked hard on Sunday until it was time for church. He added a couple pieces on Monday after school, and finished up his ship on Tuesday morning. We told him he had to wait until 6:30 am before he could get up. He was downstairs at 6:30 on the dot. I have never seen him work so hard and long on something before.
|A very proud boy and his finished product|
He did it! Isaiah kept saying, "I can't believe I built this without any help. Can you believe it?" I can believe it- you are growing up and becoming more and more capable every day Isaiah. It looks like Kyle and I's lego building days are over. This guy has got it down!