It’s been a while, right? I feel like it’s been a while. A letter for James: At the top, it says “Silas James Petra,” which he sounded out by himself. Not sure what he was going for at the bottom. It’s a picture of our campfire. See the two brown log ends top center? He signed it, and then realized he was holding it upside down while he was writing his name, which is why it’s backwards. I’m amazed that he can do these curliques on his letters. He also does block letters sometimes, which seems to show a real confidence in his ability to write. Something about a juggler, I don’t remember. “James and John are in a submarine and Jesus is walking on the water.” “The girl is feeding the monster.” My favorite: “I made a painting of our house in a storm with the dark woods behind it.” Mixed media–crayon, then marker, then water color.