Thursday, December 15, 2011

Elf on the Shelf`

So, in our family we have never done Santa.  Not for any major reason.  It just wasn't part of growing up for Matt or I so it just didn't come naturally once we had kids.   As the kids have gotten older we have sworn them to secrecy, told them they may not talk about Santa with their friends or tell them he isn't real. So far so good.  Then this year however,  they decided they wanted to believe! HA! Cracks me up.  So here we are 7 years into it and we are believing in Santa.  I really don't know how far to take it and personally I don't want let any one else take the credit for the awesome presents I get my kids. :) I thought about putting from Santa on the big gift.  But I just can't make myself do it.  I guess I have a little bit of time before I have to make that choice.  Another thing we have jumped on board with is The Elf on the Shelf.  The kids were at their friends house and saw how very fun it was so to the store we went.  Now, technically I probably shouldn't have let Jude see me buy it at the store!  But they still think he is magic.  I love it.  It has just been two days but I just can not get enough of their belly laughs when they see what Jerry has been up to the night before.  Thank goodness for pinterest!  It is full of great ideas.  Otherwise I don't know what I would be doing with him.

So here is Jerry the first morning when the kids woke up.  


I may have to start video taping them when they come down stairs and see his latest mischief.  It is awesome! 

And here is this morning.   Jerry made a zip line off of the Christmas tree!!!


So stay tuned for more mischief from Jerry the elf! And please pass on any ideas you may have!





11 comments:

  1. My gal pals and I have been getting great ideas on Pinterest! I have seen so many that I have one board entirely devoted to Elf on the Shelf. Check it out! :)

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  2. Thanks Tawnie!!! I will have to start a board myself.

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  3. Ha! the elf is funny....kids too did not want to not believe..I am a nw follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can!

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  4. I can't wait to start doing Elf on the Shelf when my little guy gets older.
    New follower from Give a Hoot Blog Hop
    http://smilesnsnuggles.blogspot.com

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  5. That is so cute. I want to do elf on the shelf and I don't even have kids :)

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  6. Fabulous friday work!! Happy Holidays!

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  7. Those will be some great memories for your kids!

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  8. What fun!! I think it is a great idea..

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  9. That looks like fun whether you are true "believer" or not...! :)
    (visiting from Best Posts)

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  10. That is hilarious! I love the idea of it...and have just discovered Pinterest through my daughter, who loves it... :D Thanks for sharing!

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