Fun with the kids part 2

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I saw this quote somewhere and fell in love with it. I wanted to make a block with this on it. We liked it so much, we decide to give it to family too, but did not know what quote would be a favorite or not, so we decided to go with four. That way they would have options. There are four main quotes, but found that one can mix and match and get some humorous ones too.

We found the "Inches make Champions" from a quote by Vincent Thomas Lombardi. It is the daily small things we do in our careers or families is what makes the difference. Here is the excerpt that I found with the quote.

Under Vincent Thomas Lombardi's direction, the Green Bay Packers collected six division titles, five NFL championships, two Super Bowls, and record of 98-30-4. Lombardi knew a lot about winning. If football is a game of inches, so is career success. In the competitive world, you seldom win by a landslide.

Buzz Sullivan, a high school diving coach, said "A champion is someone who goes so far they can't go another inch—and then they go that inch." Winning in business or in personal life is all about inches: going small distances successfully, then going farther still.

Mr. M. painted the small white blocks. He wanted to wash his hands between each one. After the first block we told him he couldn't wash his hands until he was done. Somehow by the time he was done he had paint all over his hair.
Little A got to paint the medium size block. She was all about speed and quantity. She wiped through them in not time flat. Mom and dad ended up going over them for a touch up since the layer was on so light and it was a dark brown.

Big A was not home the night her siblings sanded and painted, but we saved the biggest ones for her to do. She sanded with her dad and then wen to work painting. She did an excellent job all around.


Amanda Davis December 30, 2009 at 5:20 PM  

We love ours! Brock put them up to say Count your things yesterday! Right now they say inches your things... not sure what he means by that! WE LOVE THEM!