Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Stockings Are Hung By The Chimney With Care....

The Stockings are hung by the chimney with care with hopes that my kids will actually leave them there.  The Children were running all through the house to see if an elf came, hoping they'd find him and give him a name.  They found proof of his folly in a hat and a note, now they are thrilled with the words that he wrote......

Last night an elf came and set up some of the Christmas decorations in our house.  He left a note that he had lost his hat while decorating and asked the kids to find it for him.  Little Man has watched the Elf on a Shelf movie and while he was at a playdate saw the elf that was visiting that family.  He is convinced that we have an elf too but since the elf loses his magic if he is touched our elf is hiding really well because he doesn't want to risk Sweet Pea or Peanut touching him.  (This works out really well for me because the "Elf on a Shelf" is expensive and not remotely in our budget this year).  So our elf is a very good hider but left his hat by accident proving his existence.

The kids have taken down the stockings, rearranged all of the window stickers multiple times, Peanut is running around in circles yelling "ho ho ho" and the fire truck is sporting all of the nativity figures.  (The shepards are driving and Mary is working the rescue ladder).  This is exactly what Christmas is all about.  My house may not be perfectly decorated, heck the decorations might not even make it to see Christmas morning but my kids are loving it.

More fun to come today....we are putting up our tree and then trying to figure out how to Sweet Pea proof it.  I made the kids Christmas ornaments this year and they are almost ready to be added to their collection.  We are watching The Grinch (original version) tonight and maybe taking a drive through a few neighborhoods to see Christmas lights.  I love love love this time of year!

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