We celebrated so many birthdays this past week! Including my son's. He turned 12.
My son loves technology and has far surpassed my ability to read diagrams and build intricate projects (well, except for projects involving yarn, I guess). In fact, he's the one we all turn to when we must switch around our audio-video equipment.
Amongst other gifts, he received a Lego robotics kit. He's been enamored with robots for many years. Last fall, during one of the many festivals here (what's up with that----is there a festival every single weekend where you live?), we visited a high school robotics club booth. I thought my son might faint when the teenager at the booth handed him the remote control to his "bot" to try out.
The downside to my son's new robot building? It requires my laptop...!
But these potato guns are so much fun without all the batteries. I guess potato guns have been around for awhile but they're new to me. Though shooting potato plugs at targets around the yard is plenty of fun, so is feeding chickens at the same time. Our chickens love those plugs and they come running each time they hear the trigger pull. The leftover potato is a little odd looking, however... I'm not sure about the following photo----it isn't very politically correct, even if they are benignly cleaning potatoes out of their guns.
And lastly, I gave my son this game for his birthday: Hyper Dash. I highly recommend it. It's a great game to wear your kids out and get a workout yourself! It has won many parenting awards and I agree with its merits----we love it!