Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Giant Crossbow

I wrote a while back that we purchased a book called "The Dangerous Book for Boys". The first thing they made was this great bow and arrow. Notice the sweet fletching and everything?! Unlike any of the ones I've ever tried to make, this one will put a serious hurtin' on you! As nice as it is, it wasn't good enough for them tho!

This week Chris has been home on vacation. It's been nice because they've been goofing around in the garage and out of my hair. Sunday night, they emerged from the garage smelling of sawdust and victory, for they had built a giant crossbow!

Chris told them they had to wait until the morning to try it out. Have you ever seen two more puffyeyed, unkept children? The LEPT out of bed the next morning and ran strait outside to try it out.



The scary thing is, it works really well! Chris assured me that it wasn't wasted time. He said that they "talked history" the entire time they were in the garage. Then he said "ya know, they remembered a lot of stuff from school this year!" and I just said "that's the beauty of it isn't it?" I mean really, how many of your year end reviews involved building a giant crossbow?

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

wow that looks great! Hmm now I know what project K is going to want to do next!

~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

Wow! That is truly a GIANT crossbow! Very impressive! I guess you're ready for the big buffalo hunt, huh? ;)

Scribbit said...

Oh my gosh!! How cool is that?? My boys would be desperate to be adopted if they saw that picture. Maybe my husband too.

amy@thefoilhat said...

Oh my! My husband and boys must never see this picture. I've just barely recovered from the giant potato cannon they built last year (blew out the windshield of the mini van). Good luck.

Sheri said...

I HAVE to buy that book. Okay, I'm going *right now* to buy it.

Dianna said...

I just checked with my library and they have this book but it is out! I may have to head to Borders and buy it myself!! It looks awesome (and deadly, they will love it!!).
~~Dianna

Sheri said...

Thanks so much for sharing this book with us. I purchased it and the boys LOVE it. I can't wait to get really started on the big projects.