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Friday, December 14, 2012

Our "Elf on the Shelf"

So, this is in no way school related.  It is definitely all about fun!  There's been so much hype about "The Elf on the Shelf" that I thought I would look into it.  In a nutshell, it is an elf that Santa sends to your house to watch to see if you are being naughty or nice.  He then reports his findings back to Santa.  After going back and forth about paying $30+ for "the elf", I found Christopher Pop-In Kins for ~$20.  Our little elf arrived the night of December 5th.  I thought this would be a fun way to make lasting memories with the boys (& baby "J" when she is old enough).  With a little persuasion, the boys named him "Elrond" (for all of you LOTR fans!) or Ellie for short.  You will see his antics below:

Day 1:

The Elf arrives with a letter from Santa Claus himself!

 Day 2:
He turned the milk green!  The boys loved this.  They wanted oatmeal every morning so it would be green.(My husband informed me that I was spelling Elrond's name wrong...who knew?  Unless you've read all the books :)

Day 3:
Making funny faces!  The pictures are still like this in the hall. 

Day 4:
Decorating the tree with new decor...undies!  "B" was not a fan of this.  He promptly collected all undergarments and put them back in the drawer.  I, personally, thought it was very funny.

Day 5:
Elrond decides to be a good elf.  He left magic seeds(peppermint flavored tic-tac's) from the North pole for the boys to plant in sugar before going to bed.

Day 6:
They grew into candy canes!  The boys keep asking him for more magic seeds.

Day 7:
Just hangin' around.  Hanging off the chandelier in the dining room.

Day 8:

Elrond paints their noses like Rudolph.  "C" was not pleased with this joke and wanted it off right away.  "B", my little "picker", thought it was something else on his nose (we won't say what) and picked it off before he was even out of bed.  He only admitted to picking after his brother found the evidence of red paint in his bed!

Day 9:
Doing a little puzzle-work.

Day 10:
Elrond vs. Buzz Lightyear.  Snowball fight 2013.  Who will win?

Stay tuned for the finale of Elrond's adventures.

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