Thursday, December 5, 2013

A New Christmas Tradition

We have a new Christmas tradition in our house, Elf on the Shelf!  My mom got it for the boys for their birthdays.  I had thought about getting it in the past, but the thought of moving the elf every night kind of stressed me out, so I waited and then my mom got it for them.  But so far, so good and the boys are loving it!  One of Parker's favorite movies is Elf, so he named our elf, Buddy.  He's already watched the movie a few times in the past couple weeks.

Parker loves finding Buddy every morning.  And so far both boys have followed the no touching rule, which has impressed me.  Buddy showed up in our Christmas tree, then rode a reindeer, played on a light fixture, drank some syrup and plowed some snow.  I have a few more ideas on what Buddy will be doing, but there are a ton of ideas on Pinterest that I've been checking out too.  

I set an alarm on my phone, so I remember to move Buddy every night after the kids go to bed.  I've almost forgotten a couple times and I don't want to have to explain why the elf didn't move to Parker.

Speaking of books, we've been enjoying our Christmas books!  One of my favorites is Snowmen at Christmas  I love the illustrations and there are hidden pictures on each page that you are suppose to find.  Parker and I have fun looking for all the hidden pictures and some of them are really hard.  Ryder's favorite is Good Night North Pole.

What are some of your favorite Christmas books?

Happy Champagne Thursday!



  1. Love Christmas traditions! I have Christmas books from when I was little that I bring out every year!

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