Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mason's Valentine Box

So last week, Mason comes home with a flyer from Mrs. Hastings about his Valentine's Party. They were going to have a contest for their Valentine containers. There were 4 categories and Mason had set his eyes on "the COOLEST container". **sigh** So instantly, my mind starts turning about a cute V-day mail box.... cute colors with Mason's name on it.... hearts...candy.... cute little ribbon.... THEN I woke up... I was totally in my own little dream world of girly Valentine's Day containers.... Mason declared that he wanted a container that had ANYTHING to do with army.... nothing says I love you like ARMY stuff. So off we went to Joann's and picked out some camo canvas and went searching for military stickers..... The up side to this whole thing was that I just HAD to go to 4 crafty places to find it all. ;) So after scraping Southern Colorado scrapbook stores, we FINALLY managed to pull it off. Mason was very much the perfectionist throughout this whole thing.... I am REALLY afraid that he gets that from me...
And THIS was the final product. ENJOY!!

He is very proud of it and told me that he wouldn't "smoosh it in his backpack, Mom. I think I'll carry it into school." Well THAT'S a relief!!

7 comments:

judy anderson said...

oh mason what a grand idea. There is a soldier who wrote home for soil and grass seeds. He planted a very small patch outside his tent so he could walk on American soil before each mission. his fellow collegues walk on it also. fyi

Kristin Hayne said...

That is a very cool story. Mason loved it!! Thanks Judy!!

Chance said...

Wow! That is simply amazing! I think his box will be the envy of all the second grade boys! Want to come over and make AJ's box? Mrs. Hastings

Sherry Wright said...

Wow, what a great idea. Awesome Mason. Hope you're well Kristin. :)

Tiffany Martin (onehuntinchick) said...

THAT IS THE CUTEST DARN VALENTINE BOX I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! THE WHEELS ARE TURNING WITH IDEAS FOR MY BOYS NOW.....THANKS!!! TELL MAS I THINK HE DID A ROCKSTAR JOB!!! THEN TELL HIM TO PUMP EM!!!

Charlene said...

I LOVE that, Mason! That is an awesome idea! Can't wait to see it in person! Love, Grandma Charlene

Rachel Tomasi said...

so cute that you found some marine corps cammie fabric :) love it :)