Friday, February 03, 2012

Old School

Braeden had an assignment this past week: to create a Valentine's Day box for school.

I have to say I think I outwardly and audibly groaned when I read his assignment. The ironic part? I was giving my class that exact same assignment the very next day! LOL :)

But I did my parent best. I researched ideas on Pinterest and other sites and came up with a few I thought he would like. I read about someone who said that they had made a rocket with a tube mailer and although I didn't want to find a tube mailer, I knew we had an oatmeal container so that idea was added to the list of possibilities. And it won.

So I gathered supplies.

I thought out the "best" way to do what I envisioned.

And I asked Braeden for ideas and choices along the way.

And it somehow became my project.

Oh, don't get me wrong, Braeden "helped." But I must admit I kind of obsessed over it and almost freaked out when after five days of work he started to unpeel a star sticker and place it on the tube before I asked. SAD! :( So he helped with the stickers, and gluing, and color suggestions.

And I LOVE it!!! :)

Olivia and I were bummed SHE didn't have to make a Valentine box! (She never has before either, so strange!) :)

So I proudly present to you... Braeden's creation...

(The top is hinged to pull back and drop in Valentines on the big day!)


maureen said...

All I can say is AWESOME!! You may very well win Mother of the Year for this! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Barb said...

Beats our decorated shoe box any day!

Jeanie said...

That's adorable!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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