Bastian's watercolor and blackberry painting...Another watercolor from the same day. The unbleached paper really absorbs nicely and gives it a nice background.
Aleks woke me one morning a couple of weeks ago and made me write this letter to Santa Claus. Normally, I am very careful when taking dictation to write in a way that he might recognize the letters and some of the words, using all capital letters and print handwriting, but I was half-asleep and opted for my normal illegible hybrid for speed. The letter explains this thing he's been talking about ever since:
Dear Santa,I later noticed that the drawing had bunches of arrows as though it were a schematic. I also asked why he needed to write to Santa so urgently. He explained that it was so Santa would have time to build this giant green robot lizard, which, I am told, is to be ten feet tall.
I want you to get me a giant robot lizard with ice lasers that can change things to a block of ice and which can transform from a giant robot lizard into a green car. Don't forget and from a car to tiny green ball for only playing in the forest and get rid of bullies when I see one.
This is the plan for our poxy chicken, which I drew, but then Bastian drew circles around it with each of the different colored markers, demonstrating to me that he is indeed developmentally appropriate for his age.