JT has had a pen pal for nearly 6 months. It has been a fun thing to add to our lives. JT's pen pal is Giovanni. Giovanni lives in the Tampa, Florida area and I've been friends with his Mom since before our two little guys were born. This past summer, the two were able to meet for the first time when we all traveled to Atlanta to meet up with some of our Mommy friends. Giovanni and JT hit it off and seem to be kindred spirits.
Giovanni, far left, along with JT and another friend, Hugh this past summer in Atlanta.
Seeing this photo that is now about 8 months old makes me realize how much these two have grown and changed!
After our trip to Atlanta, we decided that it would be fun to have the boys be pen pals. With school starting, their writing skills would be developing and it would be fun for them. Don't you remember just how fun getting mail was when you were little? It's the time in your life when everyday you want to check the mail. So we started writing shortly after school started and have continued, usually one letter each month.
JT opening his latest letter.
These letter bring a big smile to JT's face every time!
A trend we each started after our first letters is to buy a book that each boy selects for the other. Not only are they practicing their writing, they get to practice reading.
This month JT got a new Star Wars Leggo book! It's his new favorite and we are looking forward to sending our next letter back to Florida.