Designing a Valentine's box

"Ollie, we've got to make your Valentine's box for Thursday," I say to Ollie Monday evening as we prep dinner. 

"Okay Mom, I know what I want to do."

And with that we had a internet-idea-free box, complete with Big Bird. I only helped with the red and orange paper and the blue arrow. 

I love watching Oliver come up with ideas and execute them. He is so original. Something I wasn't completely as a kid (which isn't bad, I liked what my siblings did and I followed suit and it worked for my personality so well).  I think as the oldest child you've really got to break out and be brave as you experience the unknown often. Ansel really learns a lot from his brother and I'm thankful I was able to learn so much from my siblings. I often think of my oldest brother. The sibling who had to do everything "first."  And I'm thankful he is such a great older brother. And how I have five more older siblings who enabled me to follow in their wake and succeed. 

I don't know how this post took this turn, it was just supposed to be about Oliver's awesome box. But there you have it. 


jo said...

That box is awesome!!! Any way I can claim awesomeness by association?

mackyton said...

A nice valentine’s box! Liked it a lot. Thanks for sharing tutorial here. My cousin will be hosting a romantic party on her 1st wedding anniversary at a local event venue. Was looking for some romantic ideas for her special day as she sought my help in arranging it.