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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