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December 1, 2007

December Daily Album : Day One

Here’s what he is so diligently working on:


Here’s a look at the page:


Comments

  • 1.
    Molly said…

    Ohh… that is so cute. I love that he wants these kinds of REAL toys! Happy December, Ali!

  • 2.

    How cool… I love that Simon numbered all the pages and wrote ‘Love Simon’ – too cute.
    P.S. I especially hope he gets the tent!! We love reading-time in ours.

  • 3.
    Cindy McDannold said…

    I just love it when children begin to write. I enjoy looking at their little letters and watching them be so careful and trying to do everythink just right. Many wonderful memories happening to you at this time. Cindy

  • 4.
    steph said…

    So cute!

  • 5.
    Jill said…

    I love number 3. “Potato Head”. How cute is that. You go Simon. You are doing such a great job with your letter, and I know Santa loves you.

  • 6.
    Liz Ness said…

    Ahhh…so cute! My son is going to be writing one in a few days (he can’t actually write it himself, but he sure knows what he wants already, heh-heh). Your photos add to my joy/excitement about it all (thanks)!

  • 7.
    Shari anderson said…

    that is the BEST!

  • 8.
    Amy said…

    Please, please, please tell me you’re going to save these and frame them later, when he’s older? So adorable.

  • 9.
    Ruthie said…

    So very lovely! I am so into the idea of documenting Christmas every day… from your blog as well as CZ’s and Jessica’s. I wrote out my 10 things I am grateful for now it is Dec 10 and realize I could have written 50! So cathartic! Thank you for your creation and inspiration.

  • 10.
    Leigh-Ann said…

    i love how innocent and simple his wishlist is… love! merry christmas mr.simon!

  • 11.
    Alexandra said…

    I’m back with a request for a little help…
    I’m new at the ‘typepad thing’ and my last name keeps coming up when I login to typepad and comment – not so great. I just want it to link to my blog.
    I have tried everything (I think) – editing my profile a thousand times, restarting, emptying my cache. Nothing is working. :(
    Any generous typepad users out there?? Fill this technologically challenged girl in – please!!
    Ali, hope you don’t mind the question here on your blog – I’m desperate and you have a big audience!!
    Peace to all.

  • 12.
    Linda Beeson said…

    Oh my goodness, is that ever adorable! Such a grown up guy!

  • 13.
    amy lapi said…

    aww! simon is such a beautiful boy. i still write to santa every year, no joke.

  • 14.
    jennifer said…

    I love his crossouts and backwards letters! These are definite keepers!

  • 15.
    Lissy said…

    This really is very special Ali :) Have a great festive season :)

  • 16.
    Janine B said…

    Way to go Simon! Very impressive, love his list. I am right….Jack in the box, Thomas tent and Mr Potato Head! Truely to cute!

  • 17.
    Stacie said…

    WOW! and this is a kiddo who has just started school!?! You are a writer. Simon!

  • 18.
    Dalne said…

    Well done our little hero, Simon.

  • 19.
    Amy Zarrella said…

    just beautiful AS ALWAYS! I can’t get over how grown up Simon looks. What a great letter to Santa and such a treasure to have photos of it! Great job Ali!

  • 20.
    Anastasia said…

    Looks like Simon’s going old school with a Jack in the Box and a Mr. Potato Head on his list this year. And who wouldn’t love a Thomas tent, too! Every time I see Thomas I think of my now 13yr old playing with his trains for hours. That little blue train will always hold a special place in my heart! Hope Santa brings you everything on your list, sweet Simon…I’m confident he will.

  • 21.
    Kristine said…

    Simon rocks with this letter to Santa. And you Ali keep inspiring me. Hope Santa fills his stocking with all he desires.

  • 22.
    Robyn said…

    I have a feeling, Ali, that a lot of folks are going to be doing this daily journal along with you. Well, I know I am at least! Do you think there might be enough to start a flickr group (is there a way to do a subset of the group you already have going?) for this project?
    Thanks and Happy December!

  • 23.
    kim Faucher said…

    wow, Simon is doing sooooo well! Its so great to see his strides!
    We are trying to just get Ryan interested in any toy… that is so great that he is able to write it too! My six year old “typical” daughters list looks similiar so he is right on!
    I enjoy your holiday journaling too… really makes me remember the reason for the season!
    Peace,
    Kim

  • 24.
    Penny said…

    What a great moment. Love the first entry.

  • 25.
    Lyn Meeker said…

    What a sweet list! .. I’m sure Santa will not have any problem fulfilling that request .. not an electronic toy in the bunch! .. Hooray for Simon choosing HANDS ON toys! .. Always the better way to go!

  • 26.
    Chieko said…

    Ali,
    It’s so cute and this album is going to be a great memory for your family. I am looking forward to seeing next pages. Thank you for sharing.

  • 27.
    sonia said…

    awww, so sweet! A very proud moment indeed.

  • 28.
    Felicia said…

    what an awesome list! very cool that you got a great picture of him writing out his letter to the jolly man. wonderful memories.

  • 29.
    jazyjen said…

    Great post! our sons are the same age, started kindergarten this year. We went to breakfast with santa at the school this saturday. A great time. Shawn had no interest in writing his list. but did write his name . Gotta love a good try. happy holidays!!!!!!

  • 30.
    jazyjen said…

    trying to post a comment!!!!

  • 31.
    jazyjen said…

    You might want to check you typepad I did a post and it post me as “felicia” than I just posted “trying a post” and it had the correct name”jazyjen”

  • 32.
    Cynthia said…

    How sweet!!! Love the December Daily Album. Ali so many great ideas. Can’t wait to check out all the other pages!!!

  • 33.
    Susanne said…

    That is so cute! I hope Santa is good to Simon, he deserves it!

  • 34.
    Sara said…

    I think my heart just burst with pride for him. Great writing, Simon!!!!

  • 35.
    caro said…

    we are also doing thomas….
    I find his writing amazing & my heart leapt at the lovliness of this photograph.
    xxxx

  • 36.
    Michelle said…

    This is a precious photo! I really want to make an album like this now.

  • 37.
    Holly T said…

    Precious!

  • 38.
    Holly T said…

    Precious!

  • 39.
    Erin said…

    I love the album already….and it’s only day 1…..can’t wait to see the next days creativity! Erin :)

  • 40.
    suetreiber said…

    great reflection on that photo.
    Simon your list is awesome!

  • 41.
    Tim Holtz said…

    priceless photo as usual… warms my heart to see simon enjoying christmas more and more. happy holidays my friend…

  • 42.
    jamie ko said…

    that is awesome!
    I think a big potato head is a pretty cool wish too…especially the ones that dress up like Star Wars or something…

  • 43.
    Samantha Seholm said…

    Ali- Simon reminds me alot of my son who will turn 7 tomorrow. He wrote out his letter to Santa the other night and it was very similiar to Simons except my son wanted a bag of balls(the ones that go in a ball pit) and he also wanted something Thomas. I love reading your blog. Thanks Samantha

  • 44.
    Megan said…

    backwards “n” is my favorite kind of “n”. :)

  • 45.
    Candice PJ said…

    That is ADORABLE!!! I love it!!!

  • 46.
    Tracy said…

    What a beautiful photo and memory – thanks for sharing!

  • 47.
    Jen said…

    oh, this is such a cute and heart-touching (if there’s such a word) picture of Simon…thanks Ali for sharing so much of your life, your creativity and your happy moments such as this moment you’ve captured of dear Simon concentrating on his letter to Santa…here’s wishing you, Simon and Chris a much blessed Christmas. much love, much joy, much peace…

  • 48.
    Lynn said…

    My 5 year old also wants a jack-in-the-box. They have a Bob the Builder one that the childrens’ science center in Columbus Ohio that he really wants.

  • 49.
    paolo said…

    dude- THIS is so awesome. and to see So much other good holiday stuff going on! :) keep up the Fun!

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