Sunday, February 22, 2009

new blocks


i am not sure why i was so initially drawn to these blocks, but i have been seeing them for a couple years and never bought them because they are kind of expensive and they ultimately were just blocks. then i happened upon them at safeway (of all places?) just after christmas and they were marked down from $25 for one box to $6. i took this as a sign and bought them. my kids absolutely love them (ok, i do, too...) and for some reason build such cool stuff with them. they seem like the simplest blocks, but there is something about their simplicity that allows so much you can do with them.






this is jack's most recent design (ok, i helped a little)...


i searched them online and made the mistake of showing jack some of these insane creations people have made with them...



1 comment:

Lucia said...

i saw them at safeway too here in dallas (tom thumb)and couldn't believe they were so cheap. (what is it about wooden blocks, esp. wooden blocks in a wooden box?) i did not, however, buy them, which i am now regretting because they look like even more fun than i thought they'd be. let me just kick myself real quick...