Elf on Shelf has arrived.
December is finally here.
While I believe in savoring each holiday I’m definitely guilty of peeking around Thanksgiving for all the festivities that will trail behind!
I’m especially excited for this Christmas.
This year Michael and I decided the kids were old enough to finally have an Elf on the Shelf.
Since it was our first year our brown eyed boy and girl elves arrived a week early for a small introduction party and brought treats and a letter from Santa.
After reading our letter we sat down and read all about our elves and how one of the most important rules was that we could not touch them or they would lose their magic. Well of course Sawyer heard a form of no and immediately reached his little hand out, sooo we read it again.
Next we picked out our names.
Ally was pretty easy, she immediately decided she wanted to name her elf “Chloe”. Sawyer also immediately thought of his elf’s name and proudly announced that it will be “Pee!!”.
I responded with “P as in Peter?” in my best Sesame Street impersonation and his little head nodded in agreement so Peter it was!
As soon as the kids were out of sight our elves flew off for the evening only to return for mischievous and entertaining adventures while we were sleeping.
Night 1 they had a nice little marshmallow roast.
Which prompted a long Q & A about if the marshmallows could be eaten or not.
The next morning we found our elves making sprinkle angels.
The kids were alarmed at how big of a mess it was and how I (not their dad or themselves) was going to have to clean it.
Next they had a lovely bath!
Which brought back our Q & A from the first night!
By Friday morning our elves had decided to do a little decorating for the 1st day of December.
Definitely looks like there’s going to be a lot of clean up for mommy to do the next 23 days!
What are some of your best elf on the shelf moments?