I'm pretty proud of myself for something so small, I spent about thirty minutes creating a clock with a single control that allows me to rotate the hour hand to a particular time and the minute hand rotates accordingly so that the clock shows correct time i.e. at 15 degree rotation of the hour hand, the clock shows the time 12:30, at 90 degrees rotation the clock shows 3:00. this is pretty cool because now I can have the clock moving realistically in the background of the animation without having to manually move it and i have one control to key which affects the time on the clock. it is small but I am pretty proud of it.
Other than the clock, I have created the rest of the set for the house and finalised the set for the landscape with lighting in both.
In addition, I have almost finished rigging the Mum and Dad characters so they will be up and running within a couple of days.
I have only half a car and a truck to model now. That means that next week I can start animating woot!