Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Elf

This IS the most wonderful time of the year! The Elf has been making nightly visits at the Dunn home since the beginning of December. Does the Elf stop by your house? This fun has stemmed from a tradition from when I was a child. When my brother & I were little, during the month of December, we would set our shoes outside our bedroom door & the Elf would leave a treat in it for us to find in the morning. Now, with the Elf on the Shelf & many similar products ( Mom totally should've invented that), it seems as if many families participate. The best part about it is not the treat that is left, but it's the excitement that is built around the idea.

The first things the Elf / Kringle left;
advent calendars
Mini M&Ms
A special note to Jax
Kringle emphasized the importance of being good!

Jax reading his letter

What are these?!

Treat found December 2nd. We LOVE books!

Treat left December 3rd:
a ticket to Disney on Ice!
a shirt with Mickey Mouse on it
Mickey stickers and fun
Jax's favorite part was the ornament/"ball"

Treat left December 4th - another awesome book!
The Elf even found Jax when he spent the night at Gammy's!
What a fun Christmas season we are having!


  1. I love the idea of leaving your shoes outside your door at night - too cute. I can't wait for Sadie to be old enough to do such things with!

  2. You are the most creative person EVER!!!! Love love love this precious idea!!! And Jaxon is SooooOOOOOooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Traci-Holidays are so much more fun with "littles" aren't they!?
    Melissa-Thank you! I'm DYING to see pics of baby Andrew. Congrats to you all!