Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Elf and Cookies

As if Christmas isn't stressful enough we have added a new irritant.
 Our Elf on the Shelf. Seemed like a great idea until our box arrived containing the creepy little guy. Unsure of what to think of it I opened the box , we read the book and Brandon named the elf Makamama ( no clue... ).
So, the elf is here, named  and everyone is waiting to see what the big deal is about the creepy little guy.
Of course it was my idea to order him so it's my job to make this elf thing happen.
I searched Pinterest, googled, and begged ideas off of my friends on facebook.  All of my research turned up one good idea, actually it is a great idea that came from my friend Janet who really made my elf ideas look pathetic.
So for any of you who entered into the elf phenomenon  and are at a loss for what to do with this thing this the best I could come up with. I hope it helps someone out there ...

~ Having a drink with Mom. ( of course I didn't leave this one  for Brandon to find )

Dinosaur reindeer and a banana sled.

Ahoy! It's pirate Elf run ashore ( in the bathroom sink ).

Adding to the family photo. Notice Mom is the angel? That's the benefit of being the one creating the mischief :)

A note from Makamama telling him of a special visitor. Our fire department brings Santa on a firetruck to hand out gifts later that  evening.

Practice wrapping presents.

Doing a little candy cane  zip lining.

He brought magic seeds ( red tic tacs ) from Santa and we had to plant them in the magic dust ( sugar ) and wait until morning to see what grows... will be candy canes. A little Elf told me ....

Now that all the Elf business is done, it's time to make the cookies for Santa.
Santa REALLY likes cream cheese cut out cookies with butter cream icing.
These are the best I've ever made.

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Make sure to leave A LOT of these for Santa!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas... from our family to yours!