Category Archives: holidays

Santa’s Workshop

In mid-December, our elf, Zuzu (full blog entry about her to come), left a project for the boys: complete custom-stamped tote bag gifts for their aunts. Jeff made construction machine stamps and applied the paint while the boys designed the construction site scenes on the bags and placed the stamps. Thanks for the great idea, Zuzu!

We got a picture back from afar showing a happy recipient.


Zuzu’s Robots

Our elf on the shelf is named Zuzu. Being a toymaker, herself, she enjoys helping others to learn to build toys. As one of her daily surprises, she brought the boys tools and robot-making supplies.

Both boys were happy to oblige, each constructing a bristlebot from a toothbrush head, pager motor, and watch battery.