Saturday, February 07, 2009

Building adventure

Without any new "Doctor Who" episodes to watch, Nolan's entertainment focus has shifted to two things -- Legos and Indiana Jones. He loves to bust out our great, big box of Lego parts (some of which are mine from back in the day) and build his own creations. And he recently watched all four Indy movies and declared them "better than Star Wars" (I couldn't be more proud).

So imagine his joy at combining the two.

He recently got "Lego Indiana Jones" for the Wii. He only gets 30 minutes a day to play during the week and an hour on weekends. The remainder of the time he spends talking about it. He's constantly filling me in on which level he just completed, which treasure he's found, which new character he's unlocked.

Today he spent some of his saved-up allowance on an actual Lego Indiana Jones kit -- recreating the motorcycle chase from "Last Crusade." He promptly put it all together on his own and was quite proud of it.

Not to be outdone, Thomas spent some of his money on a couple of packs of "Indiana Jones" trading cards. He has not seen the movies, but he's played the videogame and he gets excited about Indy becase he knows Nolan and I like him.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.


Kris said...

OK-so if the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, when are they going to read Little House on the Prairie and play Barbies?! I'm outnumbered! At least they hike, although I can't say they have as much enthusiasm about it. Maybe we need to pretend we're Indiana Jones as we're hiking...

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