Hard to believe that our Elves have been with us for a week now. I know that a lot of people think these little characters are creepy but I am not one of those people. Frankly, I love it! I sit here wondering what creative ideas I can come up with and I adore the smiles and laughs that we get to hear every morning when Jude and Teagan find their Elves.
Before I go much further I need to introduce our elves. Peppermint came back this year with a new friend for Teagan. Our little girl Elf needed a name and with the help of Jude – Teagan decided her Elf would be called Cupcake! So now we have the challenge and fun of incorporating both Cupcake and Peppermint in our Elf on the Shelf fun! I will be honest – some nights I go for something super easy because my creative brain is gone for the day but on most evenings I go to bed anxiously waiting for morning just for the Elf fun!!
So here is our first week of Elf on the Shelf fun! I hope that you are having a great time with your Elf as well! Tis the season!!
Night one – We had the Elf on the Shelf begin on the day after Thanksgiving. Kind of a kick off to the Christmas season. So Jude and Teagan woke up on Friday to a surprise from Peppermint. He brought snowballs for breakfast AND a new friend for Teagan. We sat down to eat breakfast, thanks to Peppermint, and read the book as a family. Once breakfast was finished and the book was read we asked Teagan to name her elf – that was a challenge – but with the help of Jude she came up with Cupcake! HA! Cupcake happens to be Teagan’s nickname too! Cute though!
Night Two – Peppermint and Cupcake found some energy and decided to get the Christmas tree up and lit! I wish I had their energy. So the kids woke up to our tree ready for ornaments and they even brought new ornaments for Jude and Teagan. Jude’s is a Storm Trooper and Teagan’s is Tinkerbell. They were thrilled and we spent our Saturday morning decorating our tree and house for Christmas! Thanks Elves!!
Night Three – Well Saturday was a bit of a taxing day on the kids so the behavior was questionable. The Elves decided to leave a note about their behavior but they got stuck in the cookie jar!! Oh No! Teagan thought this one was funny.
Night Four – Peppermint and Cupcake brought some treats for the kids. Have you seen the Hallmark North Pole line of Christmas merchandise? It’s a must have for this year. Get on that! The Elves brought a North Pole Communicator, Snowflake Beacon and a new book! The kids will get to talk to the North Pole every night! So cool!!
Night Five – Told ya – sometimes I have to creativity! So the Elves decided to hang around on one of our decorations in the living room. Easy but fun – it took the kids awhile to find their Elves that morning!
Night Six – Marshmallow Bubble Bath!! This is one of my favorite ones. I think it is the cutest thing. Peppermint and Cupcake are soaking in the tub with their rubber duck friends. Jude and Teagan thought it was a pretty funny thing to have the Elves taking a bath. Lots of smiles with this one!
Well that is our first week - I hope that these ideas can give you some help through out the next couple of weeks! Enjoy!!
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What has been your favorite Elf on the Shelf moment so far this year?