So, this is our first year doing this whole elf on the shelf thing. I wanted to do this last year but we just never got around to purchasing the little guy. Well, about a week ago, we received a package in the mail and low and behold it was our very own Elf who was purchased by a dear friend. Needless to say, my kids were so happy when "Dusty" showed up on the morning of Dec. 6 with two Christmas movies in tow to help St. Nick deliver gifts in the kids shoes. From there on out he has been making his way around our house doing some fun and naughty things. :)
The second night, Dusty got a hold of some markers and had a little too much fun with the children. I didn't know how the kids were going to respond but they thought it was funny, thank goodness. Since then he has been on the tree and he made a village out of little people while riding in a Halo truck. The kids are loving having this little guy around. The only negative thing to having Dusty at our house is the 5:45am wake up calls when the kids are running around the house trying to find out what he did throughout the night. They are so excited to find him that they wake up every morning like it's Christmas. ahhh!!! They are still learning.. haha I'm hoping the excitement will die down a little.