Friday, December 13, 2013

Elf on the Shelf 2013

It's that time of the year again and our Elf, Peppermint has brought a new elf into our home. His name is Jingle Bells, or just Jingles. If I thought one Elf was mischief, two elves is chaos! Because I wasn't sure we'd be able to tell them apart, one has added peppermint stripes to his hat, while the other has sewn a Jingle Bell onto the tip (get it? it goes with their names)

The first day they arrived after we decorated for Christmas on our tree (not pictured)

Followed by brining our Lego Friend advent calendar (alternative-chocolate count down) and a note saying to let the count down begin!

They borrowed my phone, changed its ringtone to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and added all of the free Elf on the Shelf games. They were caught playing.

Then they set up an elf help desk One candy got the girls a question answered, 2 got them a wish! (although nothing was ever answered, we've decided the elves wanted to just get candy from us!)

The following day they decorated the tree with what else? the girls socks and underwear (and toilet paper, of course!)
Then they went fishing in our sink
The original elf taped the new elf to the glass window (mouth taped, of course)
 and is shooting nerf darts at him (he is of course, blindfolded!)
We went to Grandmas and the girls were worried that our Elves wouldn't know where we were. Amazingly enough they showed up on the ceiling fan as super heros
We went to bed late that night and forgot to leave our shoes out for Saint Nick. Luckily Jingles and Peppermint were there to help the girls out!
The Elves then decided to individually wrap the girls lunches in left over Christmas wrapping, complete with joke and bow. I took this picture before it all went into the bags. The elves left a note saying " Don't worry about your lunches, we've wrapped it up for you!" They were so surprised when they opened their bags!
 Jingles got Peppermint back by playing operation on him!
The were trapeze artists
We finally got around to making the sleeping bags out of the fabric grandma got our elves. We found them the next morning camped out under our tree.

They decided to be famous cereal icons.
 Then they captured the Grinch (which is funny because that is my nickname). The "cage" is from Costco- the girls chocolate Easter bunnies came in them. I tied it to my doorknob.

I went online, found a Grinch coloring page, shrank it down to size in paint, added holes and yarn and I was done :)

They decorated our bathroom- the only room in the house not decorated. We have battery operated Christmas lights that are usually on the girls backpacks around the elves and toilet.

I used puff paint to write on the mirror and toilet-I couldn't find my window markers and I am fighting off a cold so I'm just lucky I did this..

They were confused on the Holiday and hid Easter eggs around the house

They made a Christmas list

The girls have decided these are the things Santa is bringing- I think they will be a little sad when they find out that we didn't get the Frozen Castle- too flimsy :(

After watching the movie "Elf" with Will Farrell, Peppermint and Jingles thought his spaghetti sounded good and wanted to try some for themselves
The note says "Buddy was right, this stuff is good" (yes, I purposely misspell every now and then and then)
(ingredients: pasta, a little sauce, marshmallows, jelly beans, m&ms, pop tarts if you have them-we used oreos, chocolate syrup and of course syrup!)
 They decorated our fridge like a snowman- they are on top of the fridge, but because our fridge is against the wall in an apartment, it was hard to get it all in.

Our friends made our elves some mittens, scarves and vests. So naturally our elves had to strut their stuff down the run way with the Barbies and Monster High dolls and other toys watching.

This is where I almost lost the game. Since my oldest doesn't always fall asleep before me (sad, but true) I don't move them until I get up (about 4-5am) and so they were still in her room when she went looking. I kinda convinced her that maybe they were playing a trick on us.

Here they are in the fridge building a snowman out of two cuties. I printed off an Olaf from "Frozen" because we love love loved that movie. The girls go around singing their songs all day :) Anyway I made a note saying "Do you want to build a snowman?"

The girls painted their noses with food coloring

Meygan Casillas's photo.

They began drawing pictures of each other

And they are saying goodbye. Reminding us to leave cookies for Santa