Thursday, December 1, 2011

Elf on the Shelf

Hey ya'll! 
Are you familiar with Elf on the Shelf?

I first heard of it from Beth when she started it one year with my niece Kate.
In a nutshell, the Elf watches over kids and flies back to the north pole each night to give Santa a report.  
When the kids wake up each morning, they leap out of bed to go find the elf.  
It's your job to move him around.  :)

Jacob named our elf Henry and we are having a lot of fun.
When Jacob acts up, I quickly remind him that Henry is watching.  :)  Genius!!  :)
He may stay at our house year round!!  Oh, and the kids aren't allowed to touch him or he'll lose his magic.

There are 100s of ideas online on what to do with the elf to make it really fun.
I found this one and when Jacob saw it this morning he couldn't stop laughing.  :)  
He asked, "who drew that mustache on me?!?!"  I said Henry did!!  :)

I also saw an idea to put flour on the kitchen counter then rub the elf's arms/legs to make it look like a snow angel.  I might try that tonight.  :)  Isn't it fun!?!?    


Beth said...

that is so funny! I was laughing out loud. Good ideas!

Karen said...

We also have an Elf on the Shelf. He arrived last year. The girls named him Andy. He has been known to show up at different times during the year to check to see if the girls are cleaning their rooms and brushing their teeth (although Jennah thinks it's creepy that he watches her while she's using the bathroom!)

kimmie said...

This is great!!!! I"m laughing so hard at the picture!!! Love!!

Kelley said...

We have had an elf on the shelf for a couple of years and love it! It really does help in the behavior department. Love the drawings Henry does.