I promised photos of our 2014 elf adventures and I haven't delivered. Now that I am officially on winter break (WOOHOO!) I have a moment to sit and fill you in on our recent elf escapades. Here are a few fun highlights.
Though, if I am being perfectly honest - these are the only ones I got to capture with my phone the last few weeks and can share. See, no one is perfect folks - doesn't it make you smile to know other moms goof and forget things too! We are perfectly imperfect, with the best of intentions that sometimes fall a little short. Oh, well.
Seems Jack got into a bit of a tight spot and couldn't get out.
Good thing Ginger and Frosty were around to give him a helping hand.
Zip-lining elf at your service!
We were a little jealous of this one - it looks like so much fun.
Can you feel the love?
Jack surprised the girls with some hugs - Hershey's Kisses Hugs!
Jack to the rescue!
First zip lining, now abseiling. We have one adventurous elf on our hands.
Thankfully, there were no dangerous mountains to scale.
Just poor Goldilocks stuck in a tower of Scotch tape.
I wonder how she got in there?
We brought home the most adorable mini nutcracker.
The Oldest Diva named him Sir Silly.
Maybe she should have named him Mr. Mischief.
Jack must have startled Sir Silly when he came back from the North Pole.
Sir Silly didn't take it to well. The Lil Divas told him to be sure to set Jack free tonight and not to strap him down again. Hope he listens to them.
Taking it easy
maybe hiding out after spending an evening strapped to the wall.
How many days till Christmas?
I'm sure you hear this question every day too.
Thankfully, Jack had the answer ready for the Lil Divas.
Girls, I'm stuck & I can't get out!
What is this strange see through place high up on the kitchen cabinet?
The walls are slippery and I can't seem to climb out.
Guess I'll have to sit and wait for my nighty dose of magic to fly out of here.
The stockings were hung on the doll house with care...
Jack made sure our American Girl stockings made it up this year.
There are only a few days left until Jack returns to the North Pole.
The girls have made a few special requests of Santa this year:
1. They would like special permission for Jack to visit them on their birthdays.
2. They have asked if Santa would send us a girl elf too.
We haven't heard back yet from Santa on those requests.
I'll be sure to share his reply once we receive it.
What fun or mischief has your elf been up to lately?
I can hardly believe we have had our Elf on the Shelf Scout Elf, Jack, for 4 adventurous years! I didn't share too many of his escapades the past 2 years because elf shenanigans were everywhere you looked. The other day I realized that our elf years are numbered (my girls are almost 9 and 7.5 years old) and I needed to embrace and capture these wonderful childhood memories being made with the Lil Divas. So, this year I will share some our elf escapades but I'll compile it into one weekly post so it doesn't overwhelm anyone - including me. I don't remember to take photos each night but it will be nice to put all the ideas and photos in one easy place. Week One: Jack always arrives promptly on Thanksgiving night. The Lil Divas eagerly await his arrival. This year was no different. They were up before the sun to see if he had made it back to us. He did!
Jack misses the snow while he's visiting us here in FL
so he got some friends together and cut some coffee filter snowflakes.
The following day we caught Jack, Frosty & Lalaloopsy
in the act of having a snowball fight.
Thankfully, no cotton balls were hurt
in the play being had by these 3 silly amigos. :)
He hangs out in our Christmas tree. I don't mind too much,
except I wish he wouldn't move our decorations.
The best surprise yet was finding our very own Elf on the Shelf Pets Reindeer
under the tree! Santa sent him to the Lil Divas to fill him up with love, hope and belief in Christmas magic so that on Christmas Eve he may help guide his sleigh. The Lil Divas named him Jingles. A fitting reindeer name for sure.
They were soooooooo excited!
Do you have an elf on the shelf? What elf adventures has your elf been on so far?
I'd love to see so please comment below and leave a link to your photos or ideas.
Happy Elf on the Shelf-ing!
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