We sat down and read about the elf that Santa had just given us. The kids quickly named him Elfie. The story explains that this elf has magical powers and if anybody touches him, his powers go away. He stays at our house during the Christmas season and watches how we are acting. Each night after the kids go to bed, he reports back to Santa and then returns to our home before everybody awakes. The kids job is to be good and to find him each morning in his new location. I can't even tell you how AWESOME this has been for the kids. We read the story over and over and they are sooooo excited about it. The one downfall has been that they are getting up earlier each day because they can't wait to find Elfie.
The first morning, Elfie was found on the star.
Here are a couple of photos that I captured of the kids when they found him. It has just been so precious and I highly recommend it if you have little kids in the house.