Our Elf

We are doing the Elf on the Shelf tradition in our home, and while some people do it only in the month of December, we decided to start the day after Thanksgiving. The girls named our Elf “Boy” and are having fun finding him every morning. They do seem a little wise to the plan and often say that I am the one moving him and that he is “supposed to be” somewhere else. They do say he flies to Santa every night and that he tells Santa things, so maybe they will get more into the magic of it in future years.

So far Boy had been on top of the blinds, on the clock over the fireplace, on the microwave:

(The girls were a little concerned he’d get too hot up there), on the doorbell chime:

on the bathroom mirror:

and today he did his first little bit of mischief- he turned all the stockings around:

I’m sure we’ll have to duplicate some of his places, especially since Boy has to be someplace high since the girls would destroy him given the chance to get to him 🙂 Maybe next year?

Published in: on November 28, 2012 at 8:51 am  Comments (2)  
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Wyatt’s First Thanksgiving

We had a sad day yesterday as we found out about the passing of Russell’s grandfather. He was a World War II veteran and was in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a wonderfully kind man who loved God and his family. It is a great loss. It wasn’t completely unexpected and he was ready to go. Russell had talked to him recently and got to say some goodbyes. It is hard none the less. Prayers for the family would, of course, be appreciated.

It was also Wyatt’s first Thanksgiving. We hadn’t planned anything special. We opted not to drive our little clan of crazies anywhere and so we stayed in Vegas. I made a mac and cheese from scratch, a small ham and a carrot cake. Wyatt wore a gobble gobble shirt that the girls wore for their first Thanksgiving. He wasn’t feeling really well. He is about to cut no less than 3 teeth, has a runny nose, and a fever. And then he threw up. :/ I think it was a burp bubble that made him gag, but it wasn’t fun for any of us. The girls were super fussy right then too and when he started throwing up they just lost it crying. It was a less than perfect day. But that’s o.k. Sometimes life if less than perfect.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Girls pose with roses. Yes, this is what they wore on Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving 2010

For bed we dressed the kids in new Christmas jammies to start the season off right. We are starting the Elf on the Shelf tradition in our home this year. I’ll try to update you on what our elf “Boy” is up to. (Yes, the girls named him. It is the first thing they have ever named, and they agreed, so we didn’t argue. I think it is kinda cute.) My oldest kids are not even three, so don’t expect anything fancy. Today -their first time finding him- he landed someplace nice and easy. On top of our blinds.

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A Christmas Card Preview

We’re very excited about the holidays and will be sending out lots of love and joy this season. Obviously.

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Happy Halloween!

The girls sorta remember last year. They knew they’d get to wear their costumes and would get candy from our neighbors. But for my Little Man, this was his first ever Halloween. He won’t be getting any candy, doesn’t know or care about a costume, and isn’t entirely sure what to do with his pumpkin, but gosh he is cute!

I hope everyone had a happy safe and happy night tonight. Here is our family represented in pumpkins. (The girls thought my Rusty one was a fox, but oh well!)

Kylie, Anina, Wyatt, Russell, Alyssa

The trio about to set out.

Happy Halloween! Now it’s time the “inspect” the kids candy. 🙂

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