Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pen Pals

When I wrote last week about cousins that the Sun Kissed Boys haven't met I felt a little sad for them. But then I remembered I have blog friends that I haven't met face to face that I keep in touch with via e-mails. The boys are too young to have e-mail accounts but how could I have not remembered the Pony Express?! Just because they haven't met in person doesn't mean that they can't get to know one another via snail mail. 

I took advantage an afternoon this weekend that the boys were specially cooperative and I had them draw pictures and write letters. Well, one letter. 

Sun Kissed Boy #3 got frustrated that he couldn't draw Mickey Mouse Club House so he asked big brother for help. However he supervised every step of the way.

Two of the cousins are girls and the boys thought that it would be a good idea to include some "girly" things. The project got more involved when they started crafting. 

Since Sun Kissed Boy #1 is the only one that can write, he was in charge of the letter. As he was writing, the littler brothers decorated the envelop.

In the mail it went to surprise four little ones thousand of miles away.

In the meantime, they are eagerly awaiting a reply from their cousins. I have a feeling they will soon be driving our mailman a little crazy.
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Cassie Bustamante said...

that will be so fun! we just started our kids pen palling with ali's kids (my third true love) because ali is one of my very best friends but our kids have yet to meet. :) it will be so fun so when hey do meet they will have a sense of each other.

Kelli W said...

How fun! My boys love getting stuff in the mail, so I know they would get a kick out of this:)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I think it's so sweet that they wanted to add some girly stuff for their cousins! You're raising them right, Yanet!

COTTAG3 said...

Catching up on blog reading. I think it's great that you are teaching them about good old fashioned letter writing and snail mail. It's becoming a lost art.
Now, having said that, if you ever decide they need faster responses and do want to try email, Yahoo will let you set up an email with it's own email name but it shares the email address with you. So, they have their own email name but you share the same inbox. You can monitor all of their email activity (of course your oldest who reads can see your email too). I did that with my son. He wasn't interested in any of my emails but I certainly monitored his.

Susan said...

What a wonderful idea!