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Monday, December 3, 2012
Man, you just can't go anywhere without hearing about this darn elf these days. All we hear about is who among our friends is doing an elf, what they're doing with him, what mischeif the elf is getting into, what presents he brought.. Etc, etc, etc, blah, blah, blickety blah.
Oh wait. That isn't my gig at all. Sorry friends, I am a self-proclaimed Elf on the Shelf lover. Our Elf is named Twinkle, and this is how we met him.
First, Mimi read to Katie a story about the Elf on the Shelf, and how he came to be. In the story, Katie learned that her Elf will watch over her all day, then fly back and report to Santa every night whether she was a good girl or not. She also learned that she must never touch him.
Katie is a very studious little girl, so she took her time reading all about the Elf. When she went to bed that night, she asked if an Elf could come stay with her for a little while. I told her it was up to Santa, but maybe it would happen since she's pretty much been a good girl all year long.
Sure enough, we all woke up to a very special North Pole 2012 breakfast, brought by Twinkle himself! He brought letters for both the kids, as well as a pair of Christmas jammies for both. Christmas jammies are a pretty big deal around here, so it was awesome that Twinkle got them early!
So once Twinkle got everything arranged, and gave me the dish on what he wanted the kids to have for breakfast, he took to his little perch and prepared to watch.
The kids were going to indulge in some North Pole donuts (powdered donuts) and some North Pole glacier hot cocoa. Those are actually snowmen floating around in that hot chocolate, but don't tell Katie!
So Katie and Garrett came in and found the table at Mimi's house all decorated with Christmas things! There were jammies, and hats, and snowflakes, and presents!
And then, she looked up! And there he was, her very own elf!
Geeby wasn't quite as impressed, but that's cool. Twinkle brought him presents, anyway.
Twinkle also brought a note to both Katie and Garrett, to let them know what was going on, just in case they forgot.
So then it was time for powdered donuts and hot chocolate! Oh wait. Nope. Katie didn't like either, so she had cheese, crackers, and milk instead.
Seriously? What kid doesn't want powdered donuts and hot chocolate??
Poor Geeby just sat there like "Oatmeal?! She gets sugary sweetness and I get oatmeal?! I'd rather eat my fist!"
It was a really fun breakfast. Katie was so excited about Twinkle that she ran back into the kitchen every few minutes just to look at him. She kept saying "Twinkle and his hossey!" You know, because he was riding a snowflake like a horse.. Ha! I feel like making those kinds of connections has to be further proof that she's a genius, but maybe not.
Tune in tomorrow for some pictures of what Twinkle has been up to this week!
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