03-10-2013, 12:28 PM
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  • mikeperry
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If you have young children or grandchildren and would like to do a fun, free building activity with them (normally every other Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am), then Lowes Build & Grow is worth a look...

I've been taking Alpha son since June 2010, a friend of Alpha son's started coming along in December 2010 and finally Beta son joined them in February 2012.

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2010-06-26: Alpha son at his first Build & Grow "Monster Truck"



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2010-06-26: Alpha son at his first Build & Grow "Monster Truck"



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2010-09-12: Alpha son building "Classic Toolbox Kit" out in the garage



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2010-09-12: Alpha son's completed "Classic Toolbox Kit"



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2010-12-18: Alpha son's completed (3 part) Build & Grow "Train Engine"



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2011-12-17: Alpha son's completed (3 part) Build & Grow "Train Engine"



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2012-02-25: Beta son at his first Build & Grow "Rumblin Race Car"



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2012-02-25: Beta son at his first Build & Grow "Rumblin Race Car"
(Left to Right) Beta son, Alpha son and a friend of Alpha son



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2012-02-25: Beta son with his new toolbox



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2012-09-08: Beta son modelling his safety goggles



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2013-03-09: Beta son at Build & Grow "Monster Mutt"



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2013-03-09: Alpha & Beta son's at Build & Grow "Monster Mutt"

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 03-10-2013, 12:33 PM
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  • freddy
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Mike, that's just great! Some nice projects there for the kids.

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 03-10-2013, 04:25 PM
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Excellent, Mike ! ...next projects, of course, should be some Shave Den hard/software storage modules, father & sons-style ! Smile

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 03-10-2013, 08:32 PM
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Great pics, Mike! It seems like the boys had a grand time!

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 03-10-2013, 10:02 PM
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Wonderful, Mike!
I'll have to consider this for my boys (alpha, beta, gamma, delta)!

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 03-11-2013, 10:27 AM
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Gentleman, thank you for the kind words Smile

Steven, "some Shave Den hard/software storage modules, father & sons-style" such plans are in the preliminary stage (am drawing them up in CAD), fingers-crossed they will be approved by the wife, then when I get round to remodeling our bathrooms late this year or sometime next year I'll be allowed to turn one of the bathrooms into my very own personal shave den and incorporate the "hard/software storage modules" in there...

Ravi, unless you have four very! well behaved son's I wish you all the luck in world if you decide to sign them up and bring them along by yourself Biggrin When it was just Alpha son and his friend I would take them along, but since Beta son joined them the wife has had to come along and look after him...

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 03-11-2013, 11:02 AM
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Great pictures and an excellent program for the boys.

How can your wife refuse you a spare bathroom if the boys are involved?Smile

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 03-11-2013, 11:28 AM
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AWESOME pictures!!

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 03-11-2013, 12:33 PM
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(03-11-2013, 11:02 AM)Johnny Wrote: How can your wife refuse you a spare bathroom if the boys are involved?Smile

Hi Johnny

You haven't (yet) met my lovely wife Tongue

And strictly speaking it isn't a spare bathroom, it's the downstairs ("guest") bathroom, but it's the closet I'm going to get to a shave den (in this house)...

Take care, Mike

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 08-13-2013, 06:24 AM
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Beta son sporting DIY safety glasses this past weekend...

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 08-13-2013, 01:18 PM
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  • freddy
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Okay, that is just too cool! Winky

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 08-13-2013, 01:24 PM
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Awesome! I had no idea lowe's did anything like this.

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 08-13-2013, 02:03 PM
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  • Johnny
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Pipe cleaners are good for a multitude of things. Great picture Mike.

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 08-13-2013, 04:31 PM
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That is awesome!

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 08-13-2013, 04:58 PM
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Great photos and looks like a good time was had by all!

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