Friday, November 23, 2012

Meet Snowy!

Why hello there friends! 

Do I know that I haven't posted anything since June?  Why yes, yes I do. 

Was this blog supposed to be my magic key into not having to send Christmas cards?  Why, yes, yes it was.

Was I able to keep up with this damn thing as much as I would have liked?  Well, obviously not since my last post was in June.

Whatevs - I'm back now to update you on a very, very, important development to our household.  We have a new live in - and his name is Snowy the Elf, and he is our very own Elf on the Shelf, brand spankin' new tradition.

God granted me a miracle today, and helped my kids sleep until 9 a.m.  This was a true blessing because I went out into the cold and braved a mile long line to shop with a bunch of crazies at Target on Thanksgiving night.  I then came home and shopped on Amazon and until about 2 a.m.  I had managed to remember our Elf on the Shelf before I finally made it to bed last night (or early this AM, depending on how you look at it.)

I knew, once B woke up that he would come into our room first, so I set the whole package (book and elf) on our nightstand.  Of course, he did, just as expected come into our room and immediately spotted our new friend.  I told him that I had no idea where it came from and that Santa must have snuck it in while we were all asleep.  He was beyond excited and went to tell his sister about the surprise that Santa had left us. 

We read the book together, named him Snowy, and went over the rules:

1.  You can't touch him, or he'll lose his magic.
2.  He can see everything, and will report all behavior (good and bad) to Santa
3.  He flies back to the North Pole at night, and it's the kids job to discover where he ends up the next day.
4.  You can't touch him.  Yes, that was rule number 1, but I figured with my kids they might need 1 or 1 million reminders. 

So, there you have it - I'm inviting you all along to share in our Elf on the Shelf journey.  Will it keep the kids acting like angels?  Probably not, but I'm gonna give it my best shot.

Let the Holiday happiness begin!