Last year we welcomed the 'Elf on the Shelf' into our home. He showed up one night in my daughter's room. We had gone to dinner at my Aunt's house and when we got home she noticed the book on her bed. As we sat there and read it, she glanced over to her dresser and saw him sitting there. She didn't know what to think about the whole thing, but she quickly got excited to see just what her elf 'Spirit' was going to do next. I know we've still got a little bit of time before the holiday season, but I thought I would share our Elf's tricks from last year.
Lipstick messages on the mirror
A 'snow' elf (made with sugar)
Spirit the elf hung Amelia's panties on our Christmas tree
A ride in the carriage
Sippin' on a cup of hot cocoa (a mug of marshmallows)
Tangled in the lamp
Playing Chutes and Ladders with some friends
Brushing his teeth
Spirit made Amelia a countdown to Christmas paper chain and left her a little not commending her on her great behavior.
He hung out in the fridge all day drinking Egg Nog
Spirit went fishing
Decorating his own tree
Naughty Rudolf... trapped Spirit in a jar
He cleaned off a shelf and made himself a cozy place to read Christmas stories
Spirit hung streamers and hung from them.
Haha, I loved this one. We woke up to drawings all over our faces. (dry erase markers)
sitting in the stockings
Spirit colored a picture for Amelia and even signed it
chocolate cake and egg nog
And my most FAVORITE of all...
The recipe for these cookies can be found on my blog by clicking HERE.