We dedicated the middle of our day to writing to Satori’s pen pals, which is fun handwriting practice. This has been an enjoyable hobby, even though not every pen pal that wants us to write to them writes us back. But the joy Satori gets from reading the postcards and letters is priceless. We did get a postcard from Spain, but no return address, please let us know your address so we can write you!

Satori writing pen pals

Satori writing pen pals

Satori drew some great dinosaur pictures on her letters. 🙂 Our most familiar one lives in Michigan, so we decided to send her a special treat. 🙂 We picked flowers last week, pressed them, and put them on a little board.

Colorado wildflowers

Colorado wildflowers

It turned out so cute, we picked more flowers today! They are now being pressed in some heavy books, and we hope to send these out to Aitlyn in Indiana tomorrow. Mama tried to identify the flowers on-line, but gosh, the flower photos on all the flower websites are pretty bad, it’s hard to figure out. The mountains are bursting with flowers though this time of year, so Satori and mom will take a hike this week to take pictures, identify them from our books, and post them.

fresh flowers

fresh flowers

Satori also wrote to her first international pen pal! A little boy named Tuva who lives in Norway. Of course she wanted to know where Norway was, so we pulled out the globe.

Pen pal in Norway

Pen pal in Norway