Yesterday we received a letter from Uncle Joel. He is currently in Basic Training at the same post we are stationed at. We have yet to see him, but it's been nice to hear from him. In his letter, among other things, the new recruit mentioned the lack of mail coming his direction. And further indicated that after receiving our first letter last week, he would now be expecting to hear from us every week!!
Since we love Uncle Joel and since I'm good at taking hints, this morning I had the boys color pictures for him. I'm not sure if he'll have a place to hang them up, but at least he'll know we're thinking of him.
The boys put a lot of work into their pictures. Isaiah attempted the new "muscle it" technique which involves breaking crayons as you color as "hard" as you can. Apparently this makes, "cool pictures, Mom." Joshua concentrated hard on his project too. He made a beautiful drawing using many colors... and sometimes many colors at once.