On Sunday Santa had a special package delivered to us: our very own Elf on the Shelf! I couldn't wait to begin the tradition with my family so B named her "Sally" (she even has a cute little skirt) and we read the story - twice.
Now, many people find their elf in mischievous situations, but we adopted Sally to curb mischievous behavior so Sally is going to be a really good elf this year. In fact, she reminded B not to touch her because of the mischievous gleam in B's eye when she was told she was forbidden to. Kids.
Here are a few pictures of Sally on the first morning; B looked for a little bit, calling her name, and finally saw her up on the mantle by the socks. Looks like Sally isn't playing hard to get the first week.
OH what's that, a note? If you can't read it, it says:
Thank you for the perfect name,
I can't wait to play our special game!
Find me each morning when you wake up,
but please remember not to touch!
Sally the Elf xoxo
(Santa must have had the elves take classes, that is some pro poetry writing there!)
B was so excited she had found Sally free of her box and dressed in the skirt...she wouldn't stop talking about it all morning! Last night she whispered to Sally what she wanted for Christmas, something she forgot to tell Santa, so we will see what's under the tree on Christmas morning!
I wonder what Sally was up to last night...