Meet Snowflake, our Elf on the Shelf!

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  In the beginning of December, a mischievous elf visited our home.. he left his box and hid in our refrigerator... we found him drinking some hot sauce and chilling out, trying to get acclimated to the weather in New York.  Madeline just about flipped.. she thought it was the funniest thing in the world.  That first evening, we read the story and named our scout elf Snowflake.  As we read, he was up to some silly tricks... he put Maddie's easel on her bed and put our mirror above our closet!  After checking out his tricks, we settled in for some hot cocoa and watched the Elf on the Shelf movie.  We bid Snowflake a safe trip and scooted Maddie off to bed. 

The next morning she woke up to a yummy breakfast fit for a 5 year old sweet tooth!   It was all set up with fun and colorful plates, cups, and napkins, which added that extra touch of whimsy. Snowflake wrote Madeline a letter, telling her about his trip to the North Pole and that he was so glad he got to report all the good things she did to Santa... he even gave examples (sharing her candy at the holiday parade with another little girl and helping with dishes) which floored Maddie!  For our special Elf on the Shelf breakfast, Snowflake prepared hot cocoa with candy canes, strawberry mini-wheats, gooey cinnamon buns, snowballs (mini powdered doughnuts), and snowflakes (marshmallows). He also brought her a gift... he got her a "grow your own elf", which we promptly put in water so that it may grow and grow and grow! 

Below you can see a few pictures from our Elf on the Shelf breakfast...

I'll be posting more adventures of Snowflake as the month goes by!

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I have a lot of catching up to do.  I am in the process of writing a bunch of mini-reviews of the books I read while I was away from the blog.  Currently, they are all being saved as drafts and I will start rolling them out next week.  As I finish those up, I will start back in on writing reviews of the books I am currently reading.  A colleague of mine just gave me a few books to check out, so those will probably be on the launching pad this month.  I'm also trying to remember all the books I read while away... unfortunately I have missed a few and as I update my 2011 Book List they are not all in the order read this year.

On a fun side note, I am a member of Pinterest and have a pretty sweet board going about books/bookish things called Read Every Day.  It is new, but I am starting to use it as a visual for my book list and may break out in 2012 and just have a "Books Read in 2012" board to help me organize, link, and remember books with visuals.

I also have an Elf living with me for the first time this year (his name is Snowflake) and he is up to a lot of mischievous things!!  I'll upload photos of his adventures soon!

Thanks for sticking with me, and I can't wait to spend some quality time with all of your blogs- I've missed them all!

write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow