Friday, April 29, 2011

The Mail System ~ Our Odyssey.

Every day when we pull up in the driveway after school Joey runs to the mailbox to check the mail.

Homeboy is fascinated with that box that magically produces tons of junk mail letters.

Today when he opened it he discovered ~ GASP ~ mail FROM LILLY! 

The joy!

The boys poured over her letter and immediately scooted up to the dining room table to write her back.
"You can write it in Chinese if you want." I said.
"No." They replied simultaneously.
Alrighty then. 

Joey grabbed Jason to help him write his letter as I stood nearby in the kitchen making tacos.
Yes I make tacos a lot.
They like them.
They ALL like them.
And if you have more than 2 or 3 kids you know what valuable commodity that is.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Ok, just kidding on that last part.
Please don't write me a letter.

But I digress......

So Jason dictated Joey's words

while Jacob took the opposite approach and thanks to his off-the-hook fanstinkintastic 2nd grade teacher {Hi Mrs. D!} wrote the following:
{unassisted I might add, sans a peek or two at Joey's paper to properly spell words like swimming pool and brother.}

Go ahead.
Be amazed.
Tell me how cute and smart he is.
I can take it. ;)

And then.
And then I had to explain to them that we put the letter in the mailbox and the mailman comes and brings it to Lilly.
Jacob Joey give it to Lilly. No man. Jacob Joey do it.Get in car. Go to Lilly.

Ever tried to explain the US postal system to a couple of small non-English speakers?
You should try it sometime.
Good times.
Good times.
20 minutes later they acquiesed and we put it in the mailbox for the lucky man that gets to see Lilly.

But not before they added these to the envelope

and this

and this

Don't ask.
Cuz I don't know.

and this.

cuz every girl needs a necklace.

and this

cuz every girl needs a slightly used kids menu from the restaurant last night.
Lesson on How the Postal System works:

Standby for updates on that.


  1. Oh my goodness!!! How adorable are they?!?! I can hardly stand it. Obviously you are going to need a pool in the next house. They both love to swim. Yep, a pool, bike, some balls and legos and I think they will be set. Well, that and their beloved family.

  2. How cute!!! So glad they're keeping in touch with Lily! What fun! Isn't it great when things like that motivate them to work on their writing?
    Oh - and tacos - I only have 2 kids but all 4 of us like tacos so it is an easy choice! No whining at all! Very few meals do that now, so I'm all about tacos - about once a week (plus left overs if there are any).

    Good luck with the toilet seat!

  3. Hi remember me? I am your 1/2 vote blog friend...remember...anyway I am not a computer expert but my son who is uploaded a new internet company(?) firefox instead of my old internet explorer. Now, I don't know if it is coincidence or not but when I got firefox, all the blogs from the people you went to China with disappeared from the right side of your page. I was devastated...I couldn't follow Lilly and Jia and Seth get my point. I wasn't going to bother you until you posted this blog about Lilly! Did you take the people you traveled with off or did Firefox? Either way, can I have their blogs back? PLEASE!!! :) Love, Hopelessly addicted to adoption blogs! Laurie

  4. Woman, listen to your children! Get in car. Go to Lily! :) They are beyond precious. Can't wait to see her face when their "package" arrives. I love it!

  5. LOL Laurie! You crack me up! I moved them into my blog list on the right just further down. So they are still there, you just have to work for it now. :) Glad you and your computer skillz are back! Be blessed!

  6. He wrote that letter?!?!?! Unbelievable! He is one smart cookie. I am amazed. Love reading updates on your boys!!!