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Kingsland kindergarteners share plans for Christmas
By Gretchen Mensink Lovejoy
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:59 AM
Parker Johnson, Nevaeh Volkart, Hunter Krahn, Grayce Lipkie and Aubrey Newell have plenty of Christmas plans that include cookies, presents from Santa, grandmas and playing in the snow.
Christmas is getting closer ...
Parker Johnson's getting out the cheer spreader.
Nevaeh Volkart's getting her brother in T-R-O-U-B-L-E.
"I like spreading cheer!" said 6-year-old Kingsland kindergartener Parker, who aspires to spend his Christmas "giving presents to some people that don't have the stuff they need." He also has some Grandma plans, as do most of the kindergarteners anxiously awaiting Christmas vacation and the arrival of Santa Claus.
"Last year, we went to my grandma's for Christmas," he related, adding that this year, he hopes to receive a brand new blue bicycle from Santa.
"This year, I'm going to leave some cookies for Santa and some carrots for his reindeer. I got to go to the John Deere place to see him."
His classmate, Nevaeh, is hoping that her brother has some serious temper mishaps before the coming Christmas Eve. "I like getting my brother in trouble," the 5-year-old announced. "I want to let him get coal."
Of course, she also would like an Easy Bake Oven, dear Santa, and a Dream Light "because I get scared of the dark." Her Christmas agenda is to "stay home and play in the snow to make my penguin snowman, because my snowman got knocked over," and to "make some cookies real quick for Santa, if he gets me my Easy Bake Oven before Christmas."
Grayce Lipkie can hardly contain her joy at having been an angel in her church's Christmas play a Sunday ago. "I got to scare the shepherds in the Christmas play!" she exclaimed, adding that she wishes she could have used her angel wings to fly, just for a minute or two, but going shopping for Christmas shoes for the school concert made up for not being able to launch.
She's asked Santa for "a dolly, a huge one," and promised to leave him some chocolate chip cookies and milk. Oh, and she'd like to order some snow, please. "I want to play outside because I've got snow pants. The last time we went out, though, I sort of ran over the dog with my sled."
Aubrey Newell, 5 years old, is "too big for sitting on Santa's lap, but I stood by him." Since her favorite part of Christmas is "opening presents and deciding what to get," she put in a request for "a pink coat to match my pink boots ... it has little swirls on the jacket, and it's really pretty."
Finally, the highlight of Hunter Krahn's Christmas? "SANTA!" "I haven't made my list yet, but Santa knows what I want. We go to my grandma's for Christmas. She has a fake tree that we put together. I like to play in the snow and make snowmen and snow hills," he concluded.
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