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Story time. {Elfie and Elfa – Day 21}

Elfie and Elfa did it again, having gathered all their plush friends to have a bit of a read along.

They also found a book that has been hiding on the shelves because my mommy brain cringes everytime i think about the kids fingerpainting…

But, as usual, the elves knew better… Just look at the joy in his eyes.

With that, we have only 4 sleeps left until Christmas morning! ❤️

Elf Scavenger Hunt {Elfie and Elfa – Day 18}

Today we awoke to a scavenger hunt! The kids dove right in, running through the entire house while I filmed them read and solve each clue, starting with Oreos and ending with holiday glow sticks!

Please excuse the vertical video, as I was filming for my instastories, but here is the full length hunt. Not sped up, for your viewing enjoyment. 

Making Stuffies {Elfie and Elfa – Day 17}

It’s funny, whenever the elves bring a craft to work on, I am always on guard, worried that they won’t like it.

However , every time they really take to it. From the littlest guys…

to the biggest ones.

The kids made stuffies with felt and they came out super cute!

Thomas worked intently for at least an hour on his. He made a great penguin.

Marcus made an adorable ornament…

and Molly made a super cute stocking! Happy crafting!

PJs and Christmas Lights {Elfie and Elfa – Day 16}

It’s become a tradition for the elves to bring us pajamas and we head out at night checking out Christmas lights in the neighborhood.

Just look at what a difference a year makes!

The kids all got in their PJs tonight and posed for some fireplace photos.Then, we got our warmest blankets and hopped into the car for our outing!

We didn’t have to travel very far to see some great lights, this one was just down the block from our home.

That turned out to be a very good thing, since the littlest guy didn’t last all that long before nodding off.

Hopefully he dreamt of the most amazing Christmas light spectacular, straight from the North Pole! ❤️

Candy Land; now with even more candy. {Elfie and Elfa – Day 14}

One of Colin’s go to games is Candy Land. It’s quick, easy and colorful.

Apparently, it’s now chocolate too.

The kids jumped right in and set it up, complete with their special new chocolatey rules.

Who knew that Candy Land could be any more awesome than it already is?

This elf. Yup, he totally called it.

Oh, and this guy that won? He totally cut the winning golden chocolate reward into fourths and shared it. ❤️