26 December 2012

Meet our Elf - Tricksie!

We are also doing "The Elf on the Shelf" as is about every other family in the country. It's a cute little idea. For those that don't know about The Elf on the Shelf here's the story behind it:

The Elf (which each family names) comes to visit and is put in a spot for the day. He can not be touched by anyone or he will loose his magic. At night, he flies back to the North Pole and tells Santa if the kids were naughty or nice. If he gets touched and looses his magic, then he has to go back to Santa to get fixed so he may be gone for a day or so.

The elf comes with a book. So the first night, we read the book and named our elf. We had a tough time coming up with a name that wasn't ridiculous! We settled on Tricksie (spelled that way since he's a boy.)

We have had a good time finding new spots for him to hang out or mischief to get in to. Katelyn loves getting up in the morning and looking for him. She rarely forgets about him when she wakes up.

Here's some of the mischief he's been up to this month!

Night 1- He sat on our Christmas Tree that we just put up.
Night 2 - He hopped into Katelyn's stocking.
Night 3 - Sitting on top of the chandelier in the dining room - now he could watch Katelyn eat.
Night 4 - He tried to brush his teeth with Katelyn's toothbrush, but he ended up making a big mess instead.

Night 5 - He found Katelyn's Barbie Mermaid DVD - (I think he was tired of watching it so he knew if he held on to it that she wouldn't be able to watch it that day!)
Night 6 - Doing the splits on top of the microwave - it was gymnastics day!
Night 7 - Playing on Katelyn's computer.
Night 8 - Hanging upside down from the ceiling fan in the living room.

Night 9 - Doing the state puzzle. He was trying to figure out where Missouri went.
Night 10 - He tried to climb into the Jimmy Johnson car hauler, but his head was too big to fit!
Night 11 - He was holding onto a crayon that was stuck in the fan.
Night 12 - He changed out all of the stockings for SOCKS!! Silly Tricksie!

Night 13: It was Brrrr cold out that night, so he found a spot in the electric fireplace.
Night 14: Eating some of Katelyn's favorites....Cheetos!
Night 15: We had a big spill in the kitchen that night so Katelyn got her vacuum out to help. I guess Tricksie wanted to help out too!
Night 16: Peeking out the top of the lamp.

Night 17: He's stealing candy from Katelyn's gingerbread house!
Night 18: Playing Hi Ho Cheeri-o with Barbie
Night 19: He brought back an early Christmas present from Santa - a Little People Christmas Train!!
Night 20: He wrote out Katelyn's Monday Mail for school.

Night 21: He got into the suburban and hung above Katelyn the entire way to Branson! She thought this was hilarious!!

Night 22: We went to Branson to meet some friends and Giddia, their elf met Tricksie there. They sat on the mantle watching under the deer head.
Night 23: They climbed a fake tree in the cabin.
Night 24: He made his way to Grandma and Papa's house in KS. He was sitting on the mantle in the basement when we got there! Such a smart guy!
Night 25: Poking out the chandelier over the wet bar at Grandma and Papa's house.

Night 26: Hanging on Papa and Grandma's tv.
Night 27: He came back to MO and was sitting on the window sill next to the Christmas tree just waiting for Santa to arrive so he could hitch a ride back to the North Pole.

What a fun month we had with him! 
Can't wait to see what kind of mischief you create next year, Tricksie!!!

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