Tuesday, November 29, 2011

elf on a shelf

 So we decided to do Elf on a Shelf this year. (If you haven't heard of it... google it- you'll be amazed.) We let Audrie and Annie open this gift from the North Pole...
 Needless to say, Audrie was pretty ecstatic!
 She was smitten at first sight with the cute elf. (Whom she named "Tommy"...??)
 We read her the story of how it all works. (The basic idea is that the elf sits quietly and watches all day and then at night- after Audrie is asleep- he flies back to the North Pole to report to Santa about all the good choices that Audrie has made that day.)
I'll admit it's a little creepy and deceiving,  but Audrie loves it! She wakes up each morning excited to see where the little elf has come to sit that day.

I know it's a short window of time that the girls will believe in Santa, so we're enjoying their excitement! (Well, Annie couldn't care less but it's cute to watch Audrie try to tell her about it.)