11/19/10 - Elf Season
I think the Santa Paws photo shoot went good. Johnny seemed very engaged with the camera, so there's a good chance everyone was looking. Blaze, our dog, was even willing to get up on the bench and sit beside Santa. I should be able to pull the pictures from their Picasa site later in the week. Can't wait!
After the photo shoot, I decided to take the boys to the mall for a new elf. This picture was taken at Aggie's. If you aren't familiar with Elf on the Shelf it goes something like this... Parents give the kids in the house an elf, but they aren't allowed to touch it. The parent puts the elf on a bookshelf or mantle or someplace else 'safe'. Each night, the elf magically moves. While the children are asleep, the elf reports back to Santa on their behavior that day and then returns to a new spot in the house. We have the original Elf on the Shelf and book, and we also have collected a few more along the way. About 12 elves are moving about each night at our house even leaving notes. They all have names, and we discuss their magical powers:-) The new elves here are Jingles and Stary:-) Who could resist taking a picture of those smiles and then not posting, right? Not this mom!
Thanks for your comments on the sweetgum leaf. I noted yesterday that we are now past peak:-(
HAGD and TGIF!