Friday, October 4, 2013

Mail From Mommy

When she's not raising hell, Veronica can actually be pretty cute. One of the cute little habits that she has is insisting on checking the mail every time we come home. Normally it happens when I pick her up after school, but really, it could be after the park or shopping as well. She gets SO excited if there's something inside. Normally it's something that is going to go straight into the trash, but either way, she's excited.

Since we don't get mail often though, there tends to be a sad little face, followed by a depressing statement. "No mail today. No one likes us." To which I follow up by saying, "Aww, baby, that's not true, everyone loves us!" not true.

Since I can easily make envelopes with my Cricut, I decided to make V some mail. I cut out an envelope with her name on it, put a little message inside, and stuck it in the empty mailbox on my way to pick her up from school. Probably a federal crime, but I'm a bad ass mom like that.

When we got back from school, and she popped the mail box open, there was a look of pure joy on her face. She knows that her name starts with V, and more or less what it looks like spelled out, so she knew this was for her.

I'm going to cut out a few more envelopes and maybe some cute stuff to stick inside before the movers pack up my machine. Periodically I'll surprise her. I'm really looking forward to her being old enough to have an actual pen pal.

This weekend is our major packing and cleaning weekend! We'll be packing up everything that we don't want the movers to take, and starting on a deep cleaning for our move out inspection. Only two weeks left at Ft. Leonard Wood! Yay!

Have a great weekend!

Love, Alex

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  1. That is the best idea! My girls LOVE to check the mail, too :) If I get a package, they get so mad that it isn't for them... haha! I do usually let them open it though ;) I'm going to have to steal this idea! Also, I can't believe you're already moving! So exciting!

  2. This is so sweet!!! She looks so excited. Good luck with all the packing and cleaning :)

  3. What a cute idea for her! I always loved getting mail...although 'back in my day' we had penpals through school & it was to get mail! Can't believe you're leaving in 2 weeks :)

  4. What is it about our girls being hell raisers?? We are SO SCREWED later in life. Ugh...
    Love the mail idea -- we should have the girls write each other when we get settled into our respective new homes!
    That would be so much fun.

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  5. How sweet. Gotta love the Cricut. Good luck with the move!

  6. That is such a great idea! It's the little things that matter. I can relate to her though, I miss getting letters in the mail. I wish we used it more!

  7. This is such a great idea, and super cute envelope :)

  8. That is so wonderful! Those pictures of her are so precious! Yay for moving! ;)

  9. My daughter loves checking the mail also. I never thought to put a letter in there for her! Great idea!

  10. So cute! You're such a sweet mommy.


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