Monday, December 26, 2011

Love Letters

In a fit of frustration that an over-tired Samantha wanted nothing more than to watch more TV on Friday afternoon (after already indulging in the thoroughly-addictive, mind-numbing pastime for more than an hour already), I attempted a little productive re-direction.  Samantha jumped at the chance to write a letter to Santa to leave with his snack of chocolate milk (an annual Bates family tradition, thanks to Olivia), and cookies on the mantel.

I have no idea what the second line says (Samantha just loves to write letters in general), but I'm willing to bet it's something akin to "Please leave the Biscuit and Olivia books under that tree over there..."  The 3 figures on the left of the drawing are Mommy, Daddy and Sammi, and I am proud to announce that her figures now have feet!  And mostly-proportionate heads... 

Oh, be still my heart...


On Christmas morning Samantha was only too happy to read Santa's note back to her, out loud, with just a few prompts (for the words "milk" and "presents").  To be honest, I was really pretty relieved that I'd been able to write it (semi) legibly, with no spelling errors, on Christmas Eve after all the wine and eggnog liqueur I'd imbibed...  Isn't it funny how Santa's handwriting looks so remarkably girly?


5 comments:

Lacey said...

Man, santa didn't leave us a note, just ate our goodies and bolted! LOL. What a cute idea!

To Love Endlessly said...

Aww Merry Christmas! Love the letter to & FROM santa. ;)

Alicia Llanas said...

and what was her present????

Jenny said...

Aw, I love seeing Sammi pictures!! She is quite the little artist :)

And Yes, Santa's hand writing does look suspiciously like a womans! Haha...We all know a man can't write that neatly! lol

Rob Monroe said...

SO fun to see the progression in her art from a distance. Abby is still scribbling her words when she writes a letter. When she TYPES one, she has a series of letters she always types, and then asks us to read. Sorry, Abby, mkpffs is NOT a word!