Well Folks, it’s that time of year again! The most Wonderful time of the year! Time to decorate the tree, put up the Christmas lights, sip on some hot cocoa, hope and pray for a snow day or two and celebrate the reason for the season!! Also a time when I can FINALLY listen to my Justin Bieber Christmas Cd without judgment!!?? (Well, not sure that will EVER happen!) Jenny is interrupting this post to say that I love the Bieber Christmas CD too! Little Drummer Boy. Love it.
Jenny’s family welcomed their own Elf on the Shelf this year! And you’ll never guess what they named him?! BUDDY!! We do lead parallel lives after all! OF COURSE, we would name our elves the same thing! OR perhaps, our families both just REALLY love the movie ELF!
Here is a picture of how Jenny’s Buddy arrived! There was a letter from Santa explaining that his elves can be a bit naughty. He told her kiddos that because they know Jesus, they may need to give him a little grace, just like Jesus does for them!
Originally our Buddy would have arrived on Thanksgiving, that is our tradition, but when we realized how early Thanksgiving was and how much more creative that meant we had to be, we decided to wait until December 1st!
For our Buddy’s first morning, he arrived with a jar full of sugar, kisses, magic sprinkles and special directions!
SO after planting their kisses in the sugar, adding the magical sprinkles, the kids woke up to this!
Meanwhile, Jenny’s Buddy was up to a WHOLE lot of FUN at their house!!! In true Buddy the Elf, style!!
‘We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup!’
This morning we found our Buddy reading the story of Jesus’ birth to a few of the kid’s toy friends- the Ninjago and Rapunzel seem to be really into it!!!
His buddy, Buddy, was having a good ole’ time getting into Jenny’s craft supplies and making a Christmas Chain!
We’ll continue you to keep you updated on all of our Elves’ shenanigans! Well…that is when we remember to actually make them happen!! The first two nights I was scrambling out of bed at midnight and then again at 11 because I forgot to take care of our little Elf friend!!
Especially for my friend Dawn, it’s not easy being an overachieving Elf on the Shelf Mommy!!