Project Lincoln Log

Like Amber mentioned in a previous post, a few weeks ago we competed in the Iowa City Public Library’s Project Lincoln Log with our friend Emma, one of our teen podcasters.  It was AWESOME!  Here’s the deal:  We had one hour to construct something using two boxes of Lincoln Logs.  We could do things to prep them ahead of time, paint our base, and practice, but the actual structure had to be re-created in that hour.

We built a replica of the 100 Acre Wood from Winnie the Pooh.  I have to give Amber all the credit for coming up with the idea.  It was a huge hit!  I hadn’t realized how many people would love it.  (Apparently I didn’t read much Winnie the Pooh when I was younger.)  And now, the photos…

p2060387Pre-game (Emma’s friend Emma, team member
Emma, and Amber with her gameface ON)

p2060391Working hard during our one hour

100acrewood3-lgAll done!

p2060392Aerial view of most of the Wood, complete with hand-painted characters!!!
Seriously, the people LOVED them.  Woo, go Amber’s creativity!

p2060393Lower-left corner

p2060394Lower-right corner

p2060395Rabbit’s garden

100acrewood2-lgWe won BEST IN SHOW!!!  (and met Abraham Lincoln!)


— jill

4 Responses to “Project Lincoln Log”

  1. 1 ngtjennifer February 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    That is so awesome!!!!! It looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

  2. 2 ngtamber February 19, 2009 at 12:04 am

    highlight of my small, little, Pooh-like life!

  3. 3 Alison February 20, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I love Amber’s game face!!

  4. 4 John Lofton, Recovering Republican February 24, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    196: Beware! We Are Awash In A Tidal Wave Of Lies About The Murderous Tyrant Abraham Lincoln

    On this program, John Lofton and “Institute On The Constitution” Senior Instructor Pastor David Whitney refute many of those lies. You’ll also hear: Pat Robertson’s preposterous praising of Lincoln (where is that “word of knowledge” when Robertson needs it most?); part of a pro-suicide poem by Lincoln when he was 29; and you’ll hear several sound-bites from the History Channel’s 3-hour program about Dishonest Abe.
    Comments encouraged.

    John Lofton, Editor
    Recovering Republican

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