Friday, February 15, 2013

Best Little Puzzlers Around

For the past year or so, the twins have been OBSESSED with puzzles. It's really Reid who pushes the puzzles.  He is always the one that gets them out, but Cort likes the companionship, so he always ends up helping Reid work them.  We have a good assortment of puzzles, of the 30 piece variety, but it seems they have gotten too easy for the twins.  So one day I broke out a 100 piece Melissa and Doug pirate puzzle that I bought for Pierce at a yard sale last fall.  It's for ages 6+, and Pierce complains it is too hard and won't work it.
Would you believe that Cort and Reid sat down and worked the entire thing on their own?  It took them a while, but they were so proud when they finished.  And I'd say they sure showed up their older brother this time around!

50 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Wow! Go Cort and Reid; great job!

andy said...

Way to go boys !!!! I used to enjoy a puzzle such since of proud at the end

Nancy Claeys said...

Yay Reid and Cort! :)

My Journey With Candida said...

Wow Lisa!! That is amazing for how young they are.

Buttons said...

Good for them. That is an amazing feat in my book for sure:) B

Jeanne said...

They are so cute together working this puzzle! How amazing that they did this!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great picture. I love the teamwork.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Aww- they are just so darn cute! I think it's good to best a sibling every now and then!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Those two really work well together! Such cuties.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, that's quite impressive! Way to go, boys!

Jori said...

Cuties! I love putting puzzles together!

Karen said...

Way to go boys!!! That's awesome.

Tiggeriffic said...

Puzzles are a great mind building activity. Plus success when it 's done. Proud moment! Good job boys!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

The boys did a great job! I love the photo of them working together.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

They are learning teamwork! Interesting.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

We have that puzzle! My baby was into them for the longest time--now he'll do them ALL at once and our floor is COVERED.

Ginny said...

Are you KIDDING me!!!!!! Holy cow, this really amazes me!!! Totally!!!! I am sitting here with my mouth open. Here is the thing with us. Ella is amazing at puzzles. She will not even start with the edges, she will start somewhere in the middle and work out from there. Anne is not quite as good as Ella. BUT these are under 50 pieces. We got a wonderful set at Costco. It is in a big heavy wood box with two layers and dividers and has has about 12 puzzles, one in each section. But they are about 25 pieces. If you would like, I will pick you one up if they still have them next time I go. They are all Disney themed.

Valerie said...

That is so cool! And the pirate ships and palm trees look pretty cool too:)

Mere said...

Wow good job Reid and Cort!

Grady likes to do puzzles too but he gets really frustrated with them. He needs to learn some patience before attempting anything solo!!

TexWisGirl said...

that's awesome! i still love puzzles. :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Such cuties :) I liked puzzles as a kid, but I think I usually worked on them by myself.

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jennohara said...

That's awesome that they love puzzles! What a team they are :)

Andrea B. said...

Adorable. :> They're getting SO big!!

Betty Manousos said...

yeah, awesomeness!!

such cuties!!!

have a great weekend~

Sally said...

Fantastic! Love those boys, all three. :)

Debra @ Homespun said...

My little grandson likes puzzles...I had bought a few on Amazon here and there and he always wanted to do them when he was over. COme to think of it he ALSO kept wanting to take them home with him and I need to get more! That's amazing that your little ones worked that large puzzle themselves !! They will probably be architects or engineers or something !

Rosemary said...

Love the cooperation and teamwork they're showing in your photo. That's a big accomplishment for kids this age, congratulations!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They did an awesome job! I love puzzles but always forget to work on them.

Deborah Ann said...

I love puzzles! It sure is a great way to exercise your brain.

Angela said...

Way to go Cort and Reid!

Magnolia Holler said...

That is funny and terrific! Did you take it apart or are you going to glue or frame it? Great job boys!

Michelle said...

What a great job! Puzzles are so great for visual/spatial skills.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love puzzles too.
The boys are so cute.
love
tweedles

Kim said...

I'm amazed! Deaglan and I have sat down to do puzzles together but he loses interest unless I'm right there beside him.

Michaele said...

Such good clean fun and working little minds to boot! Cute twins photo.

SweetMarie said...

Good job! My son still enjoys a good puzzle here and there, along with a good pizza. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Cort and Reid have to hook up with the CT "puzzle" queen, Mia!!! I got my stuff!!!! And a special thanks to the boys for thinking of Mia and to you for thinking of ME! teary~eyed...:)JP

Chatty Crone said...

They did great - but remember it is two to one. sandie

Barbara Shallue said...

I'm impressed!! Those two are going to keep you on your toes, that's for sure!

Linda said...

Way to go guys!

My husband recently got out a puzzle and we started working on it but he got frustrated and quit after about 15 minutes. It was a hard one, but I did a little each day and finally got it done.

Willow said...

That is puzzling! They must have great attention spans for small children, and very smart too!

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Lin said...

Oh, I'm with those two--I LOVE puzzles. It's great to get one out on the kitchen table during these boring winter months. That way, everyone walking by gets into it and adds a piece here and there.

Suzi @ chores and chandeliers said...

Wow very impressive! Such cute little guys! and I LOVE THEIR NAMES!!!

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Kerri said...

WOW! That's fantastic!!!!

Sandy said...

Fantastic! Good for them.

alissa apel said...

They looks so cute helping each other out!

I know yours boy's names, but I don't know which is which. They are together in most pictures. The one in the red looks like his older brother Pierce.

Mica's my puzzle boy. Mica likes the 3D puzzles that Grandma and Grandpa have. Sadly that brand went out of business. Isaak says he likes them, but I hardly see him doing one.

You might want to check out Melissa and Doug's USA puzzle. Both of my boys know their states and capitols because of it. It says the state and capitol as you put it in place.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I am soooooo impressed!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Lisa, I FINALLY got into your site. Have no idea what was wrong. Since I don't participate in Giveaways, I chose this one to comment on...

Wow--your sons are so smart. So many of US cannot work puzzles, no matter what age we are. Those boys did GREAT.

Hugs,
Betsy

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

That's awesome! They look so grown up!