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Alex "wrote" her very first letter to Santa Claus, with a list of what she wants for Christmas. Her wants are few! She also visited Santa at the local mall and is eagerly awaiting the red-man's trip down our chimney. Merry Christmas everyone!
Alex's first letter to Santa Claus!
Well, it was more a dictation that actual writing, as Mom played the part of "secretary" and Alex acted as "the boss" (a role she plays all too well).
The Oop did pen the salutation to Jolly St. Nick and then - at the end - penned her name, which was followed by an alternating, ungulating row of X's and O's - for hugs and kisses. (I think she's pretty smitten with the rosy-cheeked, gift-giving man)!
You can see from the above image that Alex is still struggling with the letter "S" (and also has a tough time writing the number "3"), though she fairs pretty well with the others. There's always the occasional "backward" letter and sometimes - guess this is common? - Alex writes a whole word (her name, usually) in mirrored reverse. I couldn't do that if I tried. I wonder if that's why Dad and Mom are palindromes? Makes it easier for kids to spell!
Although the body of the letter was in Rachel's handwriting, the words belong to our 5-year-old kindergartner.
To read Alex's cute Santa Claus letter, Merry Christmas greeting and pictures ... carry on
My name is Alexandra Lynn Kimler. I am 5 years old. I have been a really good girl all year. I am in school at Woodbank Primary, in Mrs. Pettit's class.
- I would like some olives to share with my Dad.
- I would also like some new coloring stuff, please.
- I also really like Play Doh and would like some new stuff, if you could.
(Oh, that coloring stuff, if it could have Princesses on the crayons, I would really like that.)
- I really enjoy beading as well. If you have any beading stuff, I would love it!
I love you too, Santa. Please drive carefully on Christmas Eve.
PS. My Mom helped me write this letter, as I can't write very good yet.
That's our Alex! (She likes olives ... and her Dad!) She generally doesn't ask for much in the way of gifts, for either birthday or Christmas. It's not hard to grant her gift wishes, when they're so unusually modest. (I think "Santa" has the list covered, while Mom & Dad have a few other gifts up their sleeves).
One thing's for certain ... Alex will have a great Christmas!
(Oh ... and it's now looking like we'll be having a VERY white Christmas this year, as it's forecasted to snow about a foot today and then snow a bit every day this coming week. Joy!
Rachel's worried about driving to work, as she's scheduled for a 12-hour night shift on Christmas Eve and again the night after. Scott's worried about keeping up with snow shoveling, freezing water pipes and keeping the chickens from turning into feathered popsicles. Only the Oop is thinking "snowmen" and "tobaggans"!
We hope you have a Merry Christmas!