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We had a great time introducing our Elf On The Shelf, Henry, last year.  Taylor (4) was a bit terrified after reading the story.  The thought of a small elf watching her all day really freaked her out.   She warmed up to him after seeing all of the mischief he got into each morning.  I’m looking forward to bring Henry back in a couple weeks!  Here are some of our ideas from last year.

Snowman Donuts (a peace offering on the first day)

Elf Made Lunch


Working on the Laptop

Left Grow Capsules for the Girls to Finish


Wrapped a Present That They Got to Open Early

Eating Ice Cream

Carried Away By Balloons (Dum Dums)

Toilet Papered the Bathroom

Taking a Bubble Bath

Brought an Ornament (so we can remember the year we introduced Henry)

Making Brownies 

Henry left a note telling the girls to finish adding the ingredients and bake.

Watching a Movie on the iPod

Sneaking M&Ms

Tangled in Christmas Lights


Henry Has A Cold

Hanging from the Fan

Riding a Horse

Reminding the Girls to Brush Their Teeth

Henry the Explorer

Riding in the Car

With a 1 year old in the house, we had to put Henry out of reach.

Making Faces on Family Pictures

Going to Grandma and Grandpa’s House

We traveled the days leading up to Christmas. In order to get Henry with us, the day we left he was found hanging out in the car.  The next day, he made his way inside grandma & grandpa’s house.

Eating Taylor’s Gingerbread House