Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shelf Elf

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This year we adopted our very own elf from the North Pole. If you haven't heard of The Elf on the Shelf you really need to check it out. Santa sends a scout elf to your home to help keep and eye on things and at the end of each day the elf flies back to the North Pole to report to Santa. The kids get to pick a name for their elf and we finally settled on "Jingle Bell" for ours. Kinsley started off naming him "America" and throughout the course of the day (and watching the Elf on the Shelf movie last night) his name changed close to thirty times including pickle, ruffles, snowflake, jeff, sticker, baby and elfie. I think Jingle is a terrific name.

Our elf arrived Friday morning brining with him our first ever North Pole Breakfast, an idea I got from Jessica at Little Pumpkin Grace. It's such a sweet way to kick off the holiday season and to introduce the littles to their new friend.


We did our breakfast in the living room because it was the only room decorated for Christmas already (courtesy of our elf). We put up and decorated the Christmas tree together on Thursday evening and after the girls were in bed the elf came and decorated the rest of the room and set up breakfast. Wasn't that nice of him? He even left us his book and a little letter introducing himself. The girls were beside themselves with excitement and I'll admit mama was pretty excited too.

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It was such a perfect way to kick off our holiday season and I hope we can continue this tradition every year. And I can't wait to see all the places our elf pops up, this morning he was sitting on top of the playroom shelves playing with some puppies.


  1. Mellissa Ybarra11/26/11, 11:23 AM

    Have I mentioned you are awesome? I LOVE this! <3

  2. Aww thanks. Even if you have, it's always nice to hear. ;)