Like last year, the Elf Of The Shelf game is back in the house…. Asteroid & Pixie arrived last night (Thanksgiving)! They brought with them a long letter from Santa which hopefully keeps them believing a bit longer.
Stay tuned as I’ve got some new ideas of mischief for these two.
Day 1- As the kids watched Superdog the movie last night with popcorn, it only made sense to set the elves up in the same position as the kids …
Day 2 – Asteroid & Pixie gathered up the kids’ favorite teddies including Big Z and had a tea party.
Day 3 – Asteroid & Pixie returned on the Polar Express. The kids & I watched the movie for the first time ever. Soren especially loved it.
Day 4 – Asteroid & Pixie joined the kids for breakfast. The kids found it funny (though they did the same thing last year), Maebh refused to eat her Rice Krispies. 🙂
Day 5 – Asteroid & Pixie playing Gruffalo Memory. We played four games after dinner – which Maebh won THREE! Soren was totally grumpy because of it!! When they saw them playing this am, they asked if we can play again tonight after dinner.
Day 6 – Circus tme!
Day 7 – Last night I was so tired and went to bed early – so my husband took it upon himself to set up the elves for me – so they took a ride on M’s scooter.
Day 8 – Last night the kids and I were chatting and candy canes were discussed. Soren then said, “I wish we could have candy canes” – ah ha, I had picked up some on a recent trip an they were still in my bag – so it was fitting. This am they found the 6 hidden candy canes rather quickly.
Day 9 – Last night I was in bed early again so thankfully Nils did yet another set up for me. I’m sure he got the idea as he was up late listening to music too. On a side note: I hope to do some more creative, mischievious posts soon. I have mini whoopie cushions in my drawer, which could be fun!
Day 10 – Lunches were packed! And of course, while the kids found it funny, Soren and Maebh are so even Stephen kind of kids, Soren’s first reply and in a bit of a whining tone was “awe, look Maebh has more sweet stuff than I do.” Grrr…
Day 11 – Playing a little poker with the kids money and their new piggy banks.
Day 16 – SNOW . They wrote snow on the glass doors in the kitchen. Not sure why I put snow but it was put on using fake spray snow. Now that I type this, I’m going to go back into the kithen and pull the shade down… and put a riddle on the table. This way when they open it, the two elves and words snow appear.
Day 17 – FUNNY FACES. The elves drew funny faces on photos of the kids in he hallway.
Day 18 – RELAXING IN A HAMMOCK. Today they found the elves in a hammock in the livng room relaxing and they were SO comfortable!! they stated there for TWO NIGHTS!!
Day 19 – TAKE US TO UK The elves drew mini canvas signs (courtesy of Tiger) which read: We heart Soren & we heart Maebh and a second one saying Santa says bring us to the UK … which we did. But Soren is convinced that they were being cheeky and they were not supposed to come too!
Day 20 – EXCERCISING. They were found in the landing with Beppe’s excercise stuff – which sometimes she does with the kids which adds to the humor.
And that is it…. at midnight tonight Santa is to take the elves back with him so he has to get a letter to the kids reminding them to be good this year and that they’ll be back next year. I think he’ll also make them in “fake mode” so they can be touched tonight. It’s been fun and they made the kids laugh a lot!!
While Maebhw as poorly, she still had fun holding Pixie for a bit in bed….