Monday, December 20, 2010

Meet the Newest Member of our Family!!

I know what you all were thinking, and if you had seen my husband oogle over this precious baby the other night at a Christmas party, this post may have rang true, but for the sake of my sanity, this guy is only around for the holidays!!

We received the sweetest gift from a cute little couple in our church.  It is the Elf on the Shelf book!  I don't know if you have heard about it, but if you haven't run out to your local book seller and buy it now!!  He came on December 1st, so that night we read the story, and then named our little man.  His name is Snaps, and we thought that was fitting for an elf.  Every day until Christmas he keeps an eye on all of the happenings around our home, and then at night, he flys back to the North Pole to tell Santa all the nice things the kids have done that day, and the not so nice things too!  When he comes back in the morning, he is always in a new place, so the kids have fun finding him, and the little treasure he brings back and places in our advent countdown.  It has been a fun little morning ritual, the kids are always so excited to see what he brought, and where he ended up.  This morning he was in Adeline's little baby highchair, and she was so delighted, except for when it was time to feed her baby, and then Snaps had to find a new place to sit!!

I love this new tradition that we are adding to our ever growing list of Christmas magical moments!


Kristi said...

I haven't read that book, but the whole premise sounds magical and fun. My kids would love it. For me there is something about finding a prize. I love Easter egg hunts and treasure hunts. This tradition would be a daily dose of a Christmas treasure hunt. How can it go wrong? However, I want to be the one to hunt too. Maybe Spencer will have to take over this tradition and be the elf on the shelf/hider so I can participate too.

Megan Sandlin said...

That sounds great! I may have to look into that for next year!

Rob and Amy Weaver Clan said...

We started a similar tradition last year! It is soo fun to see how excited the kids get each morning when they look for the elf. I wish it would motivate a little better behavior, though.