Friday, December 28, 2012

Crazy Elf Mom

Apparently that's my new nickname to a few people.
If you don't like the idea, just shut up.
Overachieving because of a elf? really!
I'm sorry you're too lazy to take 2 minutes to move your elf, or too cheap to buy a elf.
If it's not for you, so what.
Personally your opinion means nothing to me when I see my little mans eyes light up, or he would wake up and the first thing he would do is run looking for her, and Layla start talking Chinese pointing at her when she would find her.
THEY are the reason behind it. THEY are the reason why Christmas is so magical!!
Sorry I'm not sorry that some of you are scrooges! 

rant over. moving on!

I'm doing this posts so some of you non scrooges have ideas for your elf next year, and so I remember some of them too! :)

I bought the Elf on the Shelf not knowing how Landon would react to it.
His first words were "mom, this is just a toy, she isn't real"
So I told him to think about Buzz & Woody. How they come to life when Andy wasn't looking.. from that moment on, he was beyond excited!

How did Rosie get her name?
Have you ever seen the show Caillou?
Landon's obsessed. and that's Caillou's little sisters name.
He was all about the book. the first night we read the book to him probably 15 times. 

Snow Angels
 Snow Flakes 
Putting the ornaments Layla knocked off back on the tree 
 We were snowed in, and left a little message 
Our tree was tee-peed  
Making balloon animals 
 hung our underwear on our stockings
 Rudolph Landon & Rudolph Layla
(probably Landon's favorite. He couldn't believe Rosie painted their nose while they were sleeping) 
 gone fishing
 Measuring the fireplace, making sure it was big enough that Santa could fit.
Watching Dane a little too much, she started to act like him...
Doing her business on the cookies. 
Roasting marshmallows 
 Layla was pretty amazed ;)
Skiing with Snowman 
 Snowball fight with Sock Monkey
Kissing booth
(Landon's 2nd favorite. He asked so many times to give Rosie a kiss.) 
Stealing ornaments. 
(house is a mess with toys.. whats's new)
(Landon's response, "mom, I've never had a mustache before." hehe)
Balloon ride 
Both kids were brats. all they got was a note!
And the goodbye note.
Landon was sad to see Rosie go, but she will definitely be back next year... 
you know, because I am a crazy elf mom! :)


sblind2 said...

I LOVED all your ideas!! I put all the pics of what Loki's did on the good bye peom (that I stole off Pinterest)so we can look back each year .... I thought about making a photo album to remember - maybe next year!

Brianna Tucker said...

I love elf on a shelf and cant wait to start when I have kids. One tradition I can't wait to share with my kids is the note from santa. My parents always wrote the note from santa backwards so you had to read it in the mirror. I loved it!

Shannon Snodgrass said...

I loved watching Rosie and all her shenanigans, lol.

I have another friend that did Elf on the Shelf and had such a negative feed back from some folks that she said she was going to stop posting the pics everyday. I told her BS! Don't let those loser dictate what you do. F them! Your little boy loves it.

YAY FOR ROSIE!!! I can't wait to do this next year ;-)

P.S. Loved the Christmas card from your boss. That was really sweet :)

Ashley said...

I love all the ideas you had for the Elf- they were great!!


Amber said...

I do not have kids yet, but I absolutely love seeing how everyone moves their elf on a shelf around. You are completely right when you say things like this makes Christmas so magical. It is all about the joy and excitement in people not just the idea that it is "just an elf" I love what you did and you make things so fun for your kids

Amber said...

I absolutely love seeing how everyone moves their elf on a shelf around. I do not have kids yet, but it is fun to get ideas for the future and especially to see the kids reactions. Like you, I believe in the spirit and magic of Christmas. It is things like this that get the kids even more excited.

Cassie said...

what! who called you a crazy mom?? i LOVED them!!

ps - i can see landon saying, i love her so much mom!! love that kid.

Adrien said...

Crazy elf moms, unite! Baha. I agree, anyone who would go out of their way to complain about it has either a) forgotten what it's like to be a kid or b) is just jealous of your mad elf skills. :D

Sarah said...

Rosie was to stinking cute! I think it's a great way to help keep kids in track and patents get to be creative! All of these make me laugh! Your a good mom keep it up!

Kimberly Nagel said...

Who said you are crazy elf mom?! The doll is kinda creepy looking but the idea is so neat. Made me miss having my own house!MAYBE next year. You are not crazy. You are a great mommy and very creative mommy. Keep it up

Katie said...

I personally LOVED seeing all of your elf ideas and once our little one is old enough to grasp it, I will probably be re-visiting your blog and stealing ideas! The fact that people would go out of their way to talk bad about something that is obviously creating such great memories for your kids is sad to me.

That's What She Read said...

o my gosh, I am going to pin this to my holiday board when I get home so I will remember these ideas next year! Those reindeer noses are precious!! Such a good elf mommy! ;)

Kimberly Bonham said...

These are all great ideas! I can't wait to do this with our kids one day!
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