Sunday, December 8, 2013

He's Back!

I was SO excited about getting an Elf on the Shelf last year.  I had such grand plans for him to sneak around the house creating mischief and leaving little treats and surprises.  But, as I secretly knew (but didn't want to admit), Redmond was still too young for it.  He didn't "get it" at all.  My sister just started using one with her kids this year and after spending the past week with them and seeing what their elf surprised them with I couldn't wait to dig ours out once we got back home.

Redmond loves making pancakes with me on the weekends so I figured this would be a great place for the elf to make his first appearance.  

  Here's a close up of the note the elf left the kids to explain who he was and what he was doing:

Dear Redmond and Ashlyn,
Santa's from the North Pole and so am I,
He sent me to watch you and to be his spy.
Give me a name and I'm yours to keep
I'll go visit Santa every night while you sleep.
The rules are simple you will see;
When you find me in the morning, leave me be.
Touching me is a no-no, me talking is too,
We'll have lots of fun, but I have a job to do.
I'll fly home to the North Pole every night
To tell Santa if you've been good, bad or just alright.
I may play some tricks and bring some treats too.
Can't wait to share and show them to you!
Your Elf

Redmond was so excited when he found the elf this morning!  Truth be told, he was really just excited that we were going to make pancakes, but he did think that the elf holding the whisk was pretty cool :)

I still don't think he totally gets the whole idea behind the Elf on the Shelf, but I know I'm going to have fun with it!!

He was most excited to name the elf.  Drumroll please......

Eekey Locky Luke

Maybe Ell the Elf for short? 

Gotta love the imagination of a three year old!!

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