In one of the blogs I read daily, the writer, a mom, often shows pictures of her twin girls and the activities they do as a family. The twin girls reminded me so much Mickey. I took a chance and emailed the writer to ask if there was any chance of her girls wanting to be penpals with Mickey. She said "yes". I can't tell you how excited I was. Each family has written twice. They live in California and will be homeschooling in the fall. I think that this will be a very meaningful experience for all of us. The kids are learning about another country and a specific region. They're practicing their printing and composing skills. They're practicing patience while waiting for the mail and Mickey is learning about distance and measurement. California is a long way away and she cannot visit them anytime soon! Although I think Heinrich secretly hopes there's a Californian vacation in our future!
In Mickey's recent package from the girls, was a colouring book their mom had designed with a selection of nursery rhymes. She's incredibly talented. Mickey's been working on it over the past few days.