A week and a half or so ago I went to my mailbox, and pulled out an envelope that made me bust out smiling! In my hands I held a letter addressed by the very own hand of my 5-year old nephew, Mitchell! My Mom tells me that writing to me was completely his idea, and that she just sent the letter when he asked her! I guess he probably doesn’t even know that handwritten letters are just about my most favorite thing!
Inside that envelope was this letter!
Mitchell can now write his own name, from memory. He doesn’t need to copy from somewhere else! Mitchell has loved to draw and write from the time he could first manage a pencil, which was pretty darn young. I remember when he mastered five pointed stars. There were stars on EVERYTHING! So cute. Anyhow, this is Mitchell, in his baseball uniform. I talked to him Saturday (two days ago) morning. He told me he really likes baseball practice and that they are learning “crocodiles way up in the sky”. He also told me they have already learned “crocodiles down on the ground”. I figure that means they are learning to catch and then trap the ball in the mitt with the other hand! Two things that I found very interesting, and on-beyond-cute, in the letter…
1. Although he is in his baseball uniform, he is not number 18!
2. The little orange thing down by his feet is a drawing of my cat, Mew Ling!
Looks JUST like her! I just love this picture, and I just love my nephew! 🙂