Friday, December 30, 2011

The Adventures of Elf On A Shelf (Aka Michael Jackson)

Tyler spent several days telling stories about a new elf friend at school named Sarah. After speaking with his teacher, I learned that they had been reading the book Elf On A Shelf and had their very own elf come to visit at school. While on a trip to Target, I found the Elf On A Shelf and showed it to Tyler. He was super excited to see Sarah at the store and wanted to purchase her. We told him he would have to wait, which caused an extreme amount of tears. Brandon is a sucker for these tears, so the next day he went back and purchased the kit. Tyler and I read the story that night and waited to see if Santa would send our very own elf. Tyler had forgotten about the Elf overnight and needed a little help remembering to look for him/her. After a few minutes of searching, he found the Elf on our mantel. In the story, you have to give your elf a name. Tyler decided that Michael Jackson was an appropriate name for our Elf. We found this to be a little strange since the name Michael Jackson isn't a name that comes up during conversation in our house. We later found out that a child at school had brought this name up when they were trying to name their classroom elf. Every day (or most days) Michael Jackson moved around our house. Here he is in our Christmas tree:
On top of our ceiling fan:

And in one of my Pointsettias:
He even followed us to South Carolina and was spotted on Grandma and Papa's mantel! When we returned home from our trip, so did Michael.

He also followed us all the way up to Michigan, but has now moved back up to the North Pole to live with Santa. Hopefully, next November Santa will send another elf to keep an eye on Tyler and Bailey!

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