Monday, December 2, 2013

Ellie returns

I know that there are a lot of people that think that Elf on the Shelf is creepy but we love it here. Aubrey has been asking about our elf for a while. 

Yesterday Santa dropped off a package for the kids. 




look at the excitement in Aubrey's face. I wish I would have taped it. She was crazy excited. Allyson was excited but she wasn't too sure why. 







We don't do the whole naughty/nice list thing here. Ellie doesn't report back to Santa each night. There was a note from Santa explaining the rumor of the naughty / nice list. Santa does care if you are good, obey your parents and are kind to everyone because those are the right things to do. But Santa knows that kids make mistakes and loves them anyway, just like Jesus loves us unconditionally. The kids need to show Ellie love if/when she does something naughty. 


Ellie also brought us some stuff to make Christmas trees for dessert. What a nice little elf she is! 


Ally really just wanted  to eat the M&Ms. 

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Allyson got more into once I let her frost the tree.
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Aubrey was in the zone. Frosting her tree, sprinkling sprinkles, and placing the M&M's in just the right places.
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Austin just ate the M&M's.
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and they were good!!
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Aubrey went and talked to the Ellie so many times tonight. Telling her what she hoped to get from Santa. Asking Ellie not to do anything bad. We watched Doc McStuffin's Christmas episode and Aubrey came running into the dining and told Ellie all about, it was just so special to see.

 It's so fun to be a parent and see holidays, magic and excitement  through your child's eyes. It's like reliving it all over again but even more special. I don't know how that's possible, but I love it. I'm excited to see what our Ellie does. And how crazy is it that it's December?!?!? 

Are you doing Elf on the Shelf? Anything fun planned for your elf?