Wednesday, December 8, 2010

the elf(ette) on the shelf

We've discovered a new Wallace Christmas tradition this year-the Elf on the Shelf.  I heard about it last year and thought it would be fun for this year.  Harper's mimi sent us the box and it arrived on Monday night.  We pulled it out last night for Harper.

The story goes that Santa sends his elves to check on little children and make sure they're being good.  We're going to move the elf around the house each night so in the morning Harper has to find it.  Later on, we'll put a little candy on its lap or something and the girls will race to find it.  Isn't it cute!?


You can choose the skin, hair and eye color! I swear I'm losing my mind because I thought that magically the elf had brought me Harper's long-lost white bow (at the bottom of the box).  Turns out her mimi just stuck it in there.  I'm soooo pregnant.

 Since we'll have two girls, mimi also got the elf a skirt...instant elfette


Brian and I opened the box with Harper and Brian read her the story.  


We let Harper look but not touch the elf (to maintain the "mystery" of the elf), and then we put it on the shelf. 

Well, little Miss Harper did not like that too much, and she promptly moved her drum to the fireplace gate and tried to get to the elf.  So sweet.



That's our elf story for this year-I'm sure we'll have many more to come!  We'll try naming it next year since none of Harper's names really made any sense.  


I'll close today with how I found Harper curled up on the couch with a pile of books and a blanket over her.  She looked like a little old lady-all snuggled up with her books.  My bundle of energy does have her rare moments of quiet time to herself.  

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