December 27, 2009

Farewell Hollie!

I am not sure how many of you have elves that come and watch the kids before Christmas but this was our first year with Hollie Berry the elf. She did a great job keeping the kids nice and sweet to each other throughout all of December. But at night while we were sleeping...well see for yourself!

This night she took plates out of my plate rack and decided to play like she was in jail. The kids thought she was hilarious!

She was found downstairs in our playhouse pretending to cook a full breakfast. She got into various foods throughout her stay so we decided that elves must be VERY hungry little people!

This was one of the kids favorite mornings! She snuck into their rooms, gathered all their stuffed animals and set up a school in the living room. She had a big stack of books on her lap and was reading the animals Christmas stories. The kids were exstatic when they saw her that morning!

When we awoke Christmas Eve morning, Hollie was ready with her passport, report for Santa and all her other accessories and sitting in Santa's sack (which was left by Santa last year somehow). We decided she must be missing her friends, family and Santa and getting excited to know Santa would be there that night to get her!

Hollie was a super fun part of our holidays. The kids would get up each day and race to find her and see what silly thing she had done while they slept. I am so glad Santa brought her to us because it made the holiday season even more fun than usual! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

If you have fun traditions that your family does I would love to hear about them! We are always looking for new and fun ways to make ANY holiday more fun and special! Please pass on those great ideas!

1 comment:

Walls said...

That was such a good idea! that would be hard for me to come up with something new everyday!