Another Lego Christmas

Another Lego Christmas

Building another Christmas full of memories, one Lego building block at a time.  ~Aunt Heather Piper

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First time Kyle visited Santa... mom bought the outfit! about 5 months old 12/12/01

Well, it's happened again.  This Christmas turned out to be another Piper Lego Fest for Kyle.  By default, everyone was expected to participate and gaze upon the Lego creations, starting from a large pile of tiny Lego building blocks, all the way to the final Lego creation.  Not to mention stopping in to examine and re-ensuring Kyle of his progress throughout the development.  In Kyle's mind, Legos make everyday better!

Kyle knows I only buy him unconventional gifts.  This year's theme was books.  The selected novels included the Lord of the Rings book set, Diary of a Wimpy Kid -The Third Wheel and Lincoln's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly.  He seemed pretty thrilled to start Lord of the Rings, ever since he quickly wrapped up The Hunger Games series announcing,  "Finally, another book series I can start!"  Although he was also excited about the last Wimpy Kid book, keeping up with that series since its conception.  However, Kyle didn't seem so thrilled with Lincoln's Last Days, saying, "I just don't really like history."  To not torture my young Kyle and yet introduce him to anther genre of books, I ensured Kyle that I will read those pages to him.  Being pretty satisfied with my comment, Kyle instantly agreed knowing that was the best deal he was going to get.  He likes to read on his own, especially exciting books, but he does save a place for me to read to him.  It's our together time and we both really enjoy it, plus I like to keep tabs on what he's reading.  I always want to stay involved so I can answer any of his questions or guide his curious mind in the right direction.

Having nothing against Lego's, they are great to satisfy Kyle's need to build and shape his engineering mind, I also know he gets plenty of Lego's to last him a lifetime or at least to get him through the holidays.  This year was nothing short of his dream Lego sets.  Since seeing The Hobbit with me in the movie theater, Kyle now wants to collect all The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Lego sets.  I remember the days of the Indiana Jones Lego sets and the Star Wars Lego sets.  There was a time when that's all he wanted, now it's onto sometime new.

Kyle's Christmas list did include something out of the ordinary.  Kyle requested Lego Mobile Devastator Exo-Force.  Apparently, this Lego has been discontinued and according to Kyle was "Rare".  What did that mean to Kyle?  Nothing.  It meant that he would ask his Aunt Nikki for it, giving it five stars on his Christmas list, and she would deliver.  In fact, there was never a time when Kyle didn't think he was going to get his requested Legos.   You know what? ...

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