*C carefully coloring with my "special markers"
I have to say I'm SO glad I said yes to him using my markers!! He was very careful in how he used them (all tips are still intact!) and he has now been introduced to shading. He carefully colored and shaded the "(wink) "special" image and then decided that maybe he wouldn't put so much detail into all the other ones he needed to make (shading takes too much time! LOL!!)
Here is the final project (please note that the photos were taken Friday morning at 7am!! The sun is not shining brightly enough at that time to make up for my lack of photography skills. That~and I just snapped a few quick shots....we were on a "get to school deadline, peoples!! LOL!!)
This is the "special" box. This one got some extra stamping on the box itself and the heart has glossy accent on it to make it dimensional and shiny! This box was filled with chocoate heart candy vs. the mixed chocolate mini bars everyone else got (this special girl is in a different class, so no one will know! hehe). I'm tellin' ya...this boy of mine is going to have girls sighing over him!!
(*C asked "is all of this going on the blog?! LOL!)
a bird's eye view of the goodies
*C did all the coloring himself. He picked out what color of wire handles he wanted for each box. He started pulling out all the beads to spell out his classmates and teacher names. Then his older brother and a friend asked if they could play the Wii. Big ol' brown eyes looked like they were about to become somewhat wet with the thought that he was going to miss out on something more fun than adding name beads to wire. I, being the wonderful mommy that I am, told him he could go play with his brother. Let me tell you something: a big ol' hug and kiss from a 9 y/o boy with the words "THANK YOU MOMMY!! You are the BEST mommy ever!" will make any mother's heart melt even when she is up past her bedtime working on Valentine projects by herself. AND: the morning hug and ANOTHER kiss on the cheek with "THANK YOU mom for finishing my boxes for me! You're the BEST ever" will mean that I will gladly do it again!!
Thanks for dropping by again today!! I hope that you all remembered to tell someone that you care/love them today!! (even if they didn't bring you chocolate! LOL!!)