They were just leftovers from the 15 year old's temporary wall project. I am sure his Daddy told him to put them somewhere other than the carport. He was faithful to put away the saw, but the scraps somehow got left behind to be attended to another day. Then the 5 year old found them. He was thrilled to find such a treasure just sitting all over the carport. He is good at making something out of nothing. I can't tell you how much fun has been had with a stray stick or an old rope. He just knew that his brother left these treasures on purpose to bless him. "Look what Josh made for me!" has been his cry ever since he found them. I was trying to figure out how to store such a lovely gift. The new blocks aren't allowed in the house due to the fact that the English Mastiff has eaten every block ever brought into our home. As I mentioned to my husband something about a pretty container to contain them until the next building project, I noticed a grin upon his face. He had a far away look as he spoke. "When I was a little boy, my grandfather made me special wood blocks. I loved those gifts from his wood shop." I now wonder if his grandfather really made them for him or if a chubby handed grandson just thought he did. I guess it doesn't really matter which was the case because both my husband and son have made great memories out of nothing but scraps, which each of them believed were made just for them.
grace and peace,