I got two items off my checklist today! The Blue Star Banner (see previous post) was ordered and I convinced the boys to decorate picture frames for Matt. We went to Michael's craft store and purchased plain black frames and I let each of them choose a few favorite decorative "thingies".
When we got time this evening, I plugged in my glue gun and we went to work. The boys each set up their picture frame as they wanted it and I would glue things on. It's interesting to watch them work independently. I didn't make any decisions for them and Maxwell spelled all his words right! I was pretty impressed!
Sometime in the next week, I'll put together a collage of photos for each picture frame for Matt to take with him. I hope it will be a nice reminder of home. And every few months I send him a new collage so that he can update the pictures.