Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Elf on the Shelf

I wanted to share with you what has been going on this week at our house that has been a HUGE hit! On Sunday, I went to Target by myself which in all honesty ranks right up there with going on a Caribbean cruise...it is a luxury. When I got home, I explained to the kids that Santa Claus was outside of Target handing out these boxes to people so I grabbed one and brought it home.

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.

I hope you are having a good week. I am hoping that in my next post, I will be able to share the new website with you so please check back in the next day or two.

1 comment:

  1. I just told my daughter last night that I'd been seeing these pop up in the gallery and was curious so I did an online search to find out about them. I told her I'd stop by Target on my way home from the dentist tomorrow and pick one up. If I had to guess what the boys would name him, I'd bet on Elfie too. At Halloween they had some stretchy skeletons they named Skelly!