Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Elevated Track.

Elevated track


Joe's train track designs have been getting progressively more complicated and his work more independent (he rarely asks us for help).

His verbal skills may be a tad bit behind his peers, but I think we can safely say that his creativity, spatial reasoning, and motor skills are just fine. He has an eye for structural integrity and interesting design (almost Seuss-ian here), and a very steady hand.

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  1. Driving to and from the airport where they're building the BART extension I keep thinking how much Joe would appreciate it. I'd like to see them take some inspiration from his Seussian design, actually.

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    1. We were just there the other day, actually (went to Carrows for a decadent, junk-foody breakfast) and Joe was SUPER excited by the pylons and elevated track makings. He also loved all of the equipment they are using to construct them! He spent the whole breakfast telling about how they were "building BART tracks!" That may have been an influence on this structure, as well.

      (But I am SO glad that BART tracks are mostly pretty flat. Gotta differ with you there. Can you imagine if they really looked like this? Barf.)

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    2. Ha ha! I guess I wasn't thinking structurally. Too true. (And if it was extra roller-coastery they wouldn't even let the pregnant ladies on!)

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  2. Seriously awesome! That is some incredible skill!

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  3. Wow! As I've said before, everytime I see construction and earth moving machines I think of Joe. We gotta take some photos for him soon! There is a truly massive building project nearby.

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  4. Wow! That takes some superior fine motor skills!

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  5. I wanna ride on that track! He sounds a lot like my eldest boy, who is apparently not as 'social' as his peers at kindy but makes these amazing lego constructions, also independent of our help.

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  6. Awesome! Clem may be able to talk the leg off a chair but he could never do that and he's a year older. Different brains... marvellous things.

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  7. i love it! we haven't played with our train set in a while... now i must get it back out immediately!!

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