Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Grand Finale!

Every day my kids talk about their 'show' they will perform at the house. Each time something funny happens or someone says something that makes them laugh, they decide whether or not that will become part of their 'Grand Finale'.

Today, Elfie was moving around a lot. While the kids are sad he is leaving until next year, they are jumping out of their skin that Santa arrives tonight!

First, he appeared to be making a call on his candy cane phone. 
And tethering it to our land line.


Then he jumped in the blender. Candy cane Elf shake, anyone?

And lastly, he rested on the piano with a few pictures 
and ceramic friends to say good bye.

He did leave some parting gifts for the little ones. 

See you in 11 months Elfie!

Just hanging around and laughing when we discovered Elfie today! And below him we found wrapping bubbles that the kids love to pop. He must have gotten into the closet where the gifts are and taken out the packing! 


He also left some jokes that left the kids in stitches for a few days. Nonstop hilarity!


Acrobatic Elfie

The little red guy somehow got up to some Yoga in the middle of the night. A candy cane had been looped through the handles as well, but I think it managed to find its way into my daughter's hands. I am hoping Elfie wasn't touched. He already got captured by a bad toy last time the kids weren't kind to each other.




Moving Toward the Door


Elfie seemed a little homesick. I can't blame him. He's been all over our house for close to a month, and every morning he gets screamed at/near by three small children. When they were smaller they looked for him but were slightly more confused by the whole thing. But as much as he loves them and they love him, he's gotta be short on hearing by now.

So I followed the kids dutifully to find Elfie on this morning, and he was lounging by his 'magic' door. Soon Elfie, soon.

It's Curtains for the Elf



Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Little Behind

Got a little 'behind' in my posts. You writer's group gal pals of mine will know  just what I mean by this. For the rest of you, I present . . .

Season's Greetings!
(a pictorial)




Enjoying some quality time with the Big Guy, 
under the watchful eye of the Tree Angel

Playing 'hide and seek' amidst the flowers
while he thinks of his next move . . .

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Busy Little Elf

This guy has been busy! I'm pretty sure he was perched up on this high shelf to watch the monster storm we just had. Or maybe he just needed a shelf.



And who needs crossfit when you have to climb on counter tops and your kids' table and chairs just to help your Elf learn how to zip line? I mean, he had to do it, so I had to help him.

He better appreciate it. He better be putting in a really good word for me with the big guy. Which could be Santa, or my husband.