Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Elf on the Shelf

One of Peter's sister in law's recommended that we look up Elf on the Shelf. And ironically enough a day or two later my dad sent the girls the Elf on the Shelf. This is seriously one of the cutest holiday traditions I have seen. 

The package comes with an Elf and a book that relays the tradition of the Elf on the Shelf. We officially adopted the elf by naming him. Well, our elf is named Kevin-Devin (because Margaret and Cate both couldn't agree on one name so we combined their choices - hence, good ole "Kevin-Devin." Our Elf was sent by Santa to keep an eye on Cate and Margaret and at night he returns to the North Pole to report if the two of them were naughty or nice. When he returns in the morning he lands in a different spot in the house (and the girls take turns finding him). 

This has been hilarious. Each morning one of the girls comes downstairs and tries to spot Kevin-Devin. This morning he was on top of the chandelier in the entryway. The girls are reminded that Kevin-Devin is always watching them - so they better be good! 

I love this tradition. So cute. Kevin-Devin has come in handy a few times, "Girls, Kevin-Devin is watching and he will report to Santa." 

Does anyone have an Elf on the Shelf? I've run into a few parents that have one and we laugh about the various places their Elf has landed (one mom even dusted some flour on him and he must have wanted to help make cookies). 

What a brilliant idea - some words from the authors. Here is a little girl Gigi and her Elf on the Shelf

1 comment:

Parker's Chauffeur said...

A couple of my friends have mentioned Elf on the Shelf! Love the idea :)

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