If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know that Princess Nagger is into dinosaurs. Big time. She wants to be a Paleontologist when she grows up. I secretly hope she continues to think along those lines – then when hubby and I get old
and frail, she can take care of us in the life to which we could easily become accustomed to.
The wonderful Jenners (who is taking a bloggy break to spend quality time with her mom – HUGZ Jenners!) alerted me to the fact that there are these really cool things for kids that love dinosaurs… The “I Dig Dinosaurs” kits that they can spend hours of enjoyment pretending to be a Paleontologist and dig out dinosaur bones from a block of something. They can then put the skeleton form together and paint it and have a wonderful keepsake.
Since they didn’t happen to have either of Princess Naggers two favorites, the Pteranodon or the Pterodactyl, I bought her third favorite, the Velociraptor:
When she opened this gift after spending the day at the Dinosaur Museum, she shrieked and proclaimed me the best Mom ever. So thanks, Jenners, for helping me achieve that title. I owe you one.
She wanted to start digging immediately, so she got all ready for her big dig:
Of course Travis and Rolex had to oversee the project. She donned the included safety glasses and positioned her Halloween pumpkin to be the bone collection container and got to work:
Finally, she discovered some bones:
She kept tapping away with the little mallet and chisel (recruiting hubby and myself when her arm got tired) and finally uncovered what looks like a spine but identified (correctly by her) as the tail:
Time to gently remove it to continue the dig:
After she removed the tail, there were a few pieces she was able to retrieve before it got too dark and she reluctantly had to wait until the next day to continue:
After school on Monday she protested about having to do her homework first, but once she was done, she got to work digging out the rest of the skeleton. She commented: “It’s not really hours of fun, but days of fun…like two days.” And only because it got too late (and dark) to finish it in one day.
Once she had all the bones dug out, she recruited me to put the skeleton together – some of the pieces were stubborn and kept slipping apart, so I glued a few together just to keep it sturdy for her paint job:
Wild skeleton bones, aren’t they? Travis was showing great interest in the dinosaur skeleton, too:
Too much interest – he almost knocked it over with his paw…see the blur?
At least he didn’t grab it and run off with it in a game of keep-away:
I have a feeling that Santa will be bringing another one of these kits since she loved it so much and wants to get them all for a ‘collection’. I’ll keep you posted. A Happy Nagger makes a Happy Mama.