Monday, December 3, 2007

The Elves have landed!

Merri and Chris, our holiday visitors

Does anyone else have elves that come stay for a visit? We do? We have 2 that came on Thanksgiving night and are going to stay until Christmas eve when they will return to the North Pole with Santa. We think that they are on vacation, and Santa told them all about a nice house that had good cookies and a little girl named Macie to play with, so they decided to come stay. Of course they still have to make daily reports to about Santa if we are all behaving or not. We think they are probably supposed to have visited in secret, so they act like they are frozen when we come into the room!
We came home from the store one day and just found them waiting for Macie! With them they brought the movie "Annie" and some popcorn. Macie instantly fell in love with them, and couldn't wait to pop popcorn and enjoy the show with her new little friends.

Off to bed they all 3 went, Macie tucking them in tight with their own little elf blankies. The next morning, we were shocked to find them playing checkers in front of the fire!

They also left her a little elf size Christmas card with a note inside, politely thanking her for sharing the movie and popcorn the night before.

For the most part, Macie is thrilled to find what they've been up to every night as she is sleeping. She keeps finding new ways of tucking them in each night to make sure they don't get out! And when we leave the house she keeps finding new boxes to keep them locked up in until we return. But somehow those little Houdini's keep getting out and causing mischief! The other morning, they left a trail of Barbie cereal thru the house. (Thank goodness they eat their cereal dry with no milk.

After the second day of escapes, Macie figured out how to wrangle them! She buckled them into her seatbelt with her!
We went out to the a family party and came back to more mischief! They were doing some sort of an act from the circus from the kitchen chandelier!
We've caught them sharing milk and cookies with Christmas bear, and coloring in a new coloring book they brought to share.The little teases have also been leaving us little mini polaroids of their late night antics. Just look at what one of the polaroids showed them doing last night! That's them~ jumping off the towel bar!
All in all they really are sweet, and don't cause too much trouble. Macie says she like them better when they bring a new little surprise (it's so funny, she gets a little annoyed with them when they touch her toys, puzzles and tea sets!)
So, that's what's been going on at our house recently. I wonder what they'll do next......really...Mike and I can't imagine what they might do next... anyone have any suggestions as to what we should be on the "lookout" for? I did notice some extra baking supplies in the pantry...I suspect cookies could be forthcoming some night, but after that, I really can't imagine!


Angela Hoffmann said...

oh these are soooo darling..i will think of some things..will have to sleep on it for now..little brain is overworked today!

Joanne Huffman said...

You and the elves are making some wonderful memories for your daughter. I hope they don't break a string of beads that she would have to string, or start building a Lego toy she would have to finish, or get the puzzles down and mix all the pieces, or take her photo while she's sleeping and draw a funny hat on her head.


Anonymous said...

Oh your little elves are so cute and playful. I love the little surprises they leave for Macie. Now about t-ping the bathroom! Don't let them look at your trees!! Vicki

Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

What a wonderful tradition you've started for Macie! Adorable idea I just love it!! Maybe the elves can make Macie a little name friendship bracelet or something like that :-) said...

Kari, this is too cute! I love what you are doing, huh hmm, I mean what THEY are doing here! We awoke the other morning to find our own little Christmas elf spying on us from a shelf above the computer...charged with the task, he was named Alfie Sol (for winter solstice) by me and Clay. Now Clay can't wait to go hunt for Alfie each morning to see where he has popped up. I can see that the bar has been raised and ol' Alfie better start behaving a little more like an elf! Thanks for the entertainment *grin*

Dawn said...

What a wonderful,magical place to be with all those elves around the place - you can just feel the love and mischief they sprinkle around, love reading each day what they have been up to