Elves on the Shelves

It's that time of year again!  The weekend after Thanksgiving, marks the end of fall decor and the beginning of festive holiday lights, greenery with red bows, Christmas songs constantly playing through my head and of course with all this merriment comes two special little elves; Feedo and Play-doh.  My eight year old is super excited as he has been participating in the arrival of his special elf friend for the past four years.  He knows the routine quite well and is eager to share all he knows with his three year old brother.

Three nights ago, they arrived both sitting upon our mantel along with elf pajamas for each boy.  Yesterday morning
the elves brought the infamous house that has a drawer to be opened for each day leading up to Christmas morning usually with a small piece of candy.  A small chocolate Santa was there today which they happily split between the two of them.

Although we have moved into our current home almost a year ago, this is our first Christmas at our blue home, as the kids call it.  It seems the elves are now getting comfortable in our new home  as this morning when I had awoken, we found one had strung toilet paper over the cabinets and one had decided to build snowmen out of marshmallows!  The kids were laughing loud and the genuine excitement and happiness in their eyes definitely make it all worth it!