William and Charlie have decided to take part in the Junior First Lego League this year. Some friends of ours have participated for the past few years, and my guys are finally old enough to take part. Each year, the kids form teams of 6-9 year olds and are given a challenge that they need to solve / demonstrate using only Lego. Although William was a little unsure at first (in his mind, Lego has always been a solo sport) he is enjoying himself now. This year, the challenge is about transportation - all of the ways that things travel in the course of their lives (from field, to harvest, to manufacturing, to storage, to store, to home...) Our team decided to look into how ice cream gets around - always a good choice, in my mind. They are did some research on-line (including a visit to the Ben and Jerry's site, which is great, and browsed through some great books that explored how things are made. Of course we are all looking forward to a field trip to our favorite local organic daily and ice cream shop.