December 2016

Day one of Elf on the Shelf…

Jack: “That’s not a real elf. That’s a pretend elf.”
Henry: “Who got that for us? Who bought us the elf?”
Sophie: “It’s a present. Mommy and Daddy brought it last night.”

Apparently we have some Christmas magic to cultivate over here…

#whyarethesetoddlerssosmart #smartorcynical#wehaveourworkcutoutforus

 

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It’s an hour and a half past bedtime. Mom is home alone and needs to finish packing for a week’s trip for this family of five. We leave in the morning. So of course this is happening:

 

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Christmas Round One and Round Two: Success. And we still have two presents they haven’t opened. 😬😛😮

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Let’s try this again now that we’ve got some somewhat decent photos: Merry Christmas!

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If only that were a real vacuum.

For a deeper dive into Christmas 2016, check out the blog post from January: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas…or Two

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