Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fred is back!

I've been a little lazy this year in bringing out our Elf on the Shelf.  Parker has asked here and there about it....and Grace- she has no idea.  But we saw Payton's elf, Charlie, this week and the questions really started coming on as to why our elf had not come yet.

Soooooo.....cue Fred.

I've seen lots of pins on pinterest about Elf on the Shelf ideas...and there are some really great ideas!  But I really haven't looked through too many of them.  And a friend of mine on Instagram has been posting her elf adventures with some great ideas, too...and it started giving me a little more motivation.  

So my initial plan was to just do something kinda special on his first appearance.  But after the reaction I got from Parker...it's kind of fueled my fire even more.

I was actually standing in the kitchen when she walked out of her room.  First thing she asked was where was Fred.  Then a few steps later...she saw him.  She was excited and thought it was neat that he had written their names with m&ms.  She pretty much just stayed at the table...trying to take it all in and figure out what had really happened.  She told me that she didn't know that Fred could do that.  Haha!  


Grace got up about 15 minutes later....and she was mostly just happy about the m&ms.  And still not too sure about what and who Fred is.

But when Geoff got home.  Oh my goodness.  Parker ran out the door to greet him and was just yelling (and hopping around, too, I'm sure) "Daddy!  Daddy!  Come look at this!  You're not going to believe this!  Just come on!  Hurry up!"  She continued to talk and skip along until they reached the kitchen.  "Daddy!  Look what Fred did!  He got these m&ms and wrote our name.  Can you believe he did that?  He's just amazing."

Just so fun to see (and hear!!) her excitement.

The next evening- the girls spent the night with Grandad and Mimi.  But Parker told me to be sure and take a picture of where Fred flew to and send it to Daddy so that he could show her when he picked her up.  So I did. 


I don't really have any other creative ideas after these...so I guess I better get busy!

1 comment:

Viv said...

Fred was so thoughtful! (and very talented!) Precious.

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