He picked them up right away in the morning when they woke up and took them to a local favorite breakfast joint for pancakes and apple juice. Afterwards they went to an asian grocery store to browse the seafood tanks for live crabs, lobsters and more. They spent a few hours at the Science Museum of Minnesota then headed off to lunch. The highlight of the day was going to Ax-Man Surplus, a local junk store filled with parts, what-nots, doo-dads and everything in between. They were each allowed to spend $5.00 on supplies to build the robot of their dreams. As they sat later at Erik's kitchen table building, I think these boys fell uncontrollably in love with my brother. They've always loved him, but to them, a chance to use a glue gun, tools and have his focused attention is probably better than a Liberty Custard cone with sprinkles.
Check out the finished creatures. They came home happy, full, crafty and confident.