Friday, 19 December 2014

Elf on the Shelf - Days 16 - 18

Day 16

Naughty elves ate the advent chocolates - I did have to suggest that they didn't eat the girls advent chocolates for fear of tantrums (and thankfully mine were left alone too as Mr H realised it would have the same consequences!)

Day 17

Time for the elves to report back to Santa via "Santa Cam" (aka burglar alarm sensors!).  Whenever the little blue light comes on we tell the girls that either Santa or one of the elves is checking up on them.  Seems to work!

(After taking this photo Mr H realised that he could actually set it up on timer delay but I reckon his mug in the background is quite amusing!)

Day 18

I reckon he's now the inspiration really seems to be lacking...

Miss R thought this was great because she could easily pick her elf up without touching her (and so she wouldn't lose her magic...the elf....not Miss R...Miss R doesn't have magic....I don't think...although come to think of it....)

The problem was she wandered around with her and then put her in a basket of washing because it would be cosy and we put the washing on...

When she realised Daddy had put the washing on (hence why there's darks and lights mixed...lets not start on THAT one!) she came haring downstairs at a rate of knots!

Jolly was rescued.  Not sure that Fimo and pipe cleaners would withstand a wash - even at 30!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Elf on the Shelf - Day 15 An Adventure

From little acorns mighty oak trees grow!

A germ of an idea....

Wouldn't it be funny if we made a little campfire and the elves were sat around toasting marshmallows.

And so it began...

So this thing gets more and more complicated and involved multiple elves!!

Several of Miss R's friends have elves made by the same lovely lady and our germ of an idea (I say our - I mean mine but Mr H and I cannot agree on this and it could possibly be cited in divorce proceedings next year) became 'wouldn't it be funny if there was an elf get together!'  All the elves are different....but the same if you know what I mean.  They are clearly from the same 'family'.

The problem was that because this would take place at night we would need photographic evidence to leave for the kids in the morning and therefore last night saw two grown men of high intellect, scuttling around my friends garden trying to set a teeny tiny campfire.  The original plan had been to meet up at the local lake to set the scene but since it is known for drug deals this got vetoed fairly promptly and the plan was moved to a back garden!

My friend Emma posted on Facebook 

"There are 2 grown men in my garden trying to photograph 4 small elves round a campfire toasting marshmallows. Oh how sunday nights have changed."

A response...

"have you been smoking mistletoe?!"

And this is what they ended up with...

Sasha, Kiplin Rosie, Jolly ToeBells and Peppermint Tinker around the campfire

The children came down in the morning to find the elves snuggled up in their bed in the Sylvanian Families house that they have gained squatters rights to over the last few weeks.

The photo was next to them.

Not content with that Mr H thought it was important to stage exactly how the elves got out and so here it is even though the kids didn't see this bit..

The girls had absolutely no idea who the other elves were until at school the following day when their friends took their photos in for show and tell and then discovered that the elves were their friends elves.

Absolutely priceless!