Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.

I bought the Elf On The Shelf for Em last year, but she was too young to "get" it. I've been looking forward to it all year, growing more giddy by each set of ideas that'd pop up on Pinterest.

Em is at the age where she believes in everything, except the belief that Mommy and Daddy mean it when they say it's time to freakin' go to sleep already!

I digress.

Tonight at bedtime, we read the book that explains the elf and his job as Santa's on-the-ground helper. She loved the story, and upon conclusion we pointed out that he was already right there in the room, on her easel. Her eyes bulged in amazement, and she got excited when we said she should go meet him.

Then she looked a little panicked and asked me to go with her to say hello.

meeting Buddy 

I swear she was smiling right before I took that picture!

Em didn't offer any names for our new pal, so I convinced her to name him Buddy after my all-time favorite elf

I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of mischief Buddy gets himself into while he's here!


  1. I JUST heard of this the other day and seriously, SO CUTE. love the idea and ah, love kids and Christmas and so much CUTENESS.

  2. Maybe I'll understand someday when I have my own kids, but right now that thing is CREEPY!