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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas {Elfie and Elfa -Day 1}

Year seven of our elf visits started this morning. The kids awoke one by one this morning and patiently awaited on the top of the staircase until they were all ready. {Colin was the sleepyhead today!}

Then they were off, filing quickly through the hallway to find the elves this morning in the kitchen.

They didn’t disappoint. Elfa and Elfie had carried the reindeer down the steps and decided that they needed some new colored lights…

Elfie was being his usual silly self.

They brought us yummy hot chocolate and peppermint stir sticks.

Colin was quite excited about that…

Marcus is very happy that the elves have returned!

Molly is happily sharing the elvish tradition with her “babies”…

The ever-cubing Thomas is still loving our December mornings.

…and the wonderment in Colin’s eyes makes all the Christmas seasons magical.

What will they do tomorrow? Who knows! But, I can’t wait to see what the kids find. ❤️

Christmas time is here again.

It’s only November 26th, and while I usually have a “rule” about decorating for Christmas before my birthday (on the 28th) this year, it’s already happened…

Maybe I’m getting old…

Maybe it’s just that the weather has been so odd this year that it has almost felt as if autumn never really occured…

…or maybe, just maybe, it has something to do with this little girl’s smile.

Whatever it is, it just feels right.

So, im just going to go with the flow, enjoying every minute of their childhood that I can.

Usually, the elves bring up our decorations the morning of December 1st.

I was looking back on their past visits, and came to the realization that this will be the 7th year that the elves have been with us every morning in December, helping us countdown the holiday season until Christmas arrives.

That guy up there was 8 years old when we started the family tradition.

This awesome gamer was only 2.

This littlest dude will never know anything different.

I will be blogging every morning this year, chronicling what the elves are up to. So, be sure to check back here to follow along. ❤️

Slinky racing.

The elves today started a slinky race.

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Complete with Elva’s best ChaCha impression. 20131224-085038.jpg

Slinkys are fun.

Cookies for Santa!

The elves noticed that it’s the day before Christmas Eve and we haven’t baked a single cookie!!

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We quickly fixed that and made several batches for good measure.

The obligatory tree bokeh post.

Well, it was inevitable that this post would come. In case you were waiting for it, a christmas tree bokeh was made just for you. If not? Well, enjoy it anyway.51/52/Life - Tree Bokeh

Speaking of enjoying, we saw Scrooge the Musical last night. The kids really had fun with it.
Seeing Scrooge, The Musical with the two older kids. :)

In trying to make Thomas not fake pose smile at me, I sang him a little “I Hate People“…
51/52/Portrait - Doing his best Scrooge impression.
Which resulted in a couple awesome Scrooge inspired faces. lol…

Happy almost Christmas! Three days to go!!

…oh and in case you were wondering?

ELF-PONG!!

Come on baby, let’s do the twist.

The elves brought a gift of twister to the kids today. Marcus was the most excited about it, and was actually quite good at contorting his little body in all the twist moves. “Look mommy! I a pretzel!”

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Sweet sounds of Christmas.

This morning we awoke to sweet treats of candy and music. Thomas happily immersed himself in learning a new song while Marcus happily partook in candy consumption. Molly just danced along.

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Fifteen little mistletoes.

Elfie and Elva brought out the wool felt and some teeny pearls and string and directed the kids to start tracing! We now have a proper hallway kissing mistletoe. Scratch that… Fifteen little mistletoes.

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