The mischievous elf

Christmas is over and the decorations are all put away until next year…

and Jingle the Elf has gone back to the North Pole to hang out with Santa and the other elves until it’s time for him to come back to visit us next year.

I thought, though, that I’d share with you the final exploits of Jingle’s visit to us…

I think he really outdid himself this year. I’m beginning to wonder what next year will bring – the more he is with us, the more mischief he gets into.

You can see what I mean:

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There were “snow angels” on the kitchen counter (in my flour)

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And lights in the hurricane lamps…

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A little fishing expedition in the fish tank (that, thankfully, yielded no fish)

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And a date with Barbie (he has a thing for Barbies, I think)

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Played games with the critters…img_0678

And ate some kisses… which he ate and shared with the girls.

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Reading Christmas stories…

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Flying with the unicorns in Little Bit’s room…

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A zipline (!) in the family room…img_0947

He watched some TV and took over the remote control…imgp3995

Loved on Little Bit’s snowman…

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Did some hanging around (while we were gone to Ammi’s no less – SuperMan reported nightly on his activities from the night before)

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We came home from Ammi’s to find he’d set up a swing set of sorts in the living room…

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The girls were pretty amazed to find this whirling around in the living room.  I wonder what the housekeepers thought when they came that day?

And the final night was quite a blowout party, apparently, with the Barbies and some New Years’ Eve type décor (complete with strobe lights and disco balls)

Oh my.

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Tiny game of Uno… so funny!

So, while the girls are missing Jingle this week, I can’t say I’m sad to see him go.  There were quite a few messes to clean up and I’m thinking next year, Jingle needs to bring his own clean-up crew!!

That wee little elf – who causes big trouble!

Our little elf friend, Jingle, continues to cause all sorts of troubles around our house – he has been having a lot of fun the past few days –

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Somehow, he ended up INSIDE our hurricane lamp – complete with Christmas lights!imgp3950

The girls were quite perplexed as to how he accomplished this little feat.

Then, he decided to go fishing –

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Of course, the girls were a little concerned that he was going to actually CATCH one of the fish in the tank. Thankfully, he didn’t. (can you see the lure in the tank!?! LOL)

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Then, he moved on to a quick ride around the Christmas tree with one of Barbie’s friends… let’s hope they obey the speed limits (although something tells me he won’t)  The girls were trying to figure out how he got the Barbie and car UPSTAIRS from the basement – they decided he must’ve built a magic road from the basement to the sunroom.  Hee hee

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They’ve also both written letters to Jingle (and Santa)

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Big Girl’s is focused on being able to touch Jingle. She can’t stand the fact that the rule is only grown-ups can touch the elf.  She is begging for permission to touch him.

Little Bit’s is much more of the “how are you doing” kind of letter, but I love the fact that she asks very nicely “oh, by the way, please don’t send any oompa-loompas”  How funny!

There are still two weeks before Christmas (and then some) so there is no telling what else he’ll get into… at least there was no flour to clean up this week!

Up to mischief

We have an elf who comes to visit us every year around this time.

You may recall me mentioning him last year?

Well, he’s back.

That little manager of mischief.

Jingle the Elf.

He’s been having lots of fun around here the past week:

  • He welcomed himself back to our house with a hug from the angel that tops the tree in the family room.
  • And moved into the dining room to sneak some candy canes.

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  • Then, he rode around the mantle on our reindeer
  • and moved into the sun room where he found another reindeer to play with.
  • Wednesday, he was on the table playing checkers.

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And this is what I found this morning.  Ahem.

There’s no telling what he’ll be up to next.

That mischievous little elf…

Our Elf on the Shelf has been much into the mischief this year…

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While he was getting used to us, he hung out in our wreath.

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Then, I guess he got comfy, because he TP'ed MB's bedroom

(no pictures for that one,
although it was fun to hear the kids when they woke up!)

Then, he decided to take Barbie on a date:

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I guess he figured he was welcome to do whatever he wanted then…

So he ate a little snack:

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That is… ate a snack while perched on the ledge above our 2-story foyer

(we think he must’ve flown up there)

It’s a good thing Santa comes tomorrow night.

There is no telling what mischief he would get into if he stayed too much longer.

That mischievous little elf…

Our Elf on the Shelf has been much into the mischief this year…

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While he was getting used to us, he hung out in our wreath.

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Then, I guess he got comfy, because he TP'ed MB's bedroom

(no pictures for that one,
although it was fun to hear the kids when they woke up!)

Then, he decided to take Barbie on a date:

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I guess he figured he was welcome to do whatever he wanted then…

So he ate a little snack:

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That is… ate a snack while perched on the ledge above our 2-story foyer

(we think he must’ve flown up there)

It’s a good thing Santa comes tomorrow night.

There is no telling what mischief he would get into if he stayed too much longer.