Thursday, December 10, 2009

The eyes of Elfie are upon you

Here's the story and we're sticking with it...

The day after Thanksgiving--while Lindy was taking a nap--a package mysteriously arrived at the door. It was
The Elf on a Shelf. We read the book together and removed our elf from the shelf. In a matter of moments Lindy named him, "Elfie."

For the past three weeks, Elfie has been moving around our house and keeping a watchful eye on Lindy. Every night he goes back to the North Pole to report on Lindy's behavior. He sneaks back sometime during the wee hours of the morning and hangs out in a new spot.

Comfort must not be that important to Elfie...

Elfie doesn't talk to us, nor are we allowed to touch him as this would interfere with his magic. He is a great listener, though.
Lindy is smitten with Elfie.

Every morning she LOVES hunting for him and her behavior around him has been quite remarkable. I wonder if we can keep him all year???

Notice the flashlight? It was kind of early and dark that morning! YAWN!

Lindy is very polite to him and she really does her best to make him feel part of our family. This morning she was quite bummed that she hadn't personally said, "goodbye" to him before she went off to school.

It has been loads of fun to see her excitement about her new elf friend and informant!

I do believe we have ourselves a new Christmas tradition folks and just remember the eyes of Elfie are upon you and he's friends with the big man in red.


Football & Fried Rice said...

I would do WHATEVER it took to produce some good behavior! I love your Elfie!

Sunny said...

Precious! Jason had to ask "Fred" to return to the North Pole until next Christmas. =( Jillian was afraid of him and wouldn't walk to her bedroom by herself for over a week.

Your Lindy is a doll!

Chera said...

Kalyn and Sheldon named ours "Elfie" too! :o) We have such fun with this tradition!!1

KMA said...

We have had an elf (Rudy is what she named him, short for rudolph) for the last 2 years. Karleigh LOVES waking up every morning and searching for him. This was the best idea I found to have some fun for us while Wade was deployed 2 yrs ago and she loves him so much. She too talks to him and prays for him on a regular basis during the holidays. Love the concept - glad you guys have one too. Such cute guys too. Karleigh even prayed that my parents would get one too so she would have someone to watch over her and mom/dad while we visited over the holidays - I am watching one on Ebay now.

Dr. Lurch said...

Elfie would have reported on us if he hid on our ceiling fan....Tommy turned it the other way to recirculate the air- and forgot to wipe off the blades first...and it snowed lint. So. Fun. Not.

Elfie would have totally told on us to Santa and I would have gotten coal for not checking on the fan blades! (I confess- I've been busy elsewhere!)

Enjoy Elfie- we have something similar going on with the Harlequins from Italy's Carnivale. :)

TanyaLea said...

Hi Lisa! Thank you for your nice comment and for stopping in for a visit!! :) I love getting to 'know' new people in Bloggyville!! ;) Especially fellow-adoptive mommies and those who share a love for the orphans! I have enjoyed perusing through your blogs, and thought I recognized your profile photo...but was certain when I seen the post on your other blog about getting together with Jill...she posted about it, too! How fun was that!?! Lucky ladies! I dream about getting to meet some of my bloggy friends in person...I wish you all lived, MY neighborhood would be great!! ;) Anyhoooo... thank you again for stopping by and look forward to following along on your journey to Taiwan for a little sister for Lindy! (Lindy is BEAUTIFUL, BTW!! I lover her bright smile!)

Oh, and what a fun and festive thing to do with Elfie! I have another blogger friend who has a little Elf hanging around, too!! What a neat tradition for both the kids and parents!

Take care and have a blessed Christmas! <><


The Byrd's Nest said...

Wow....we may need an Elfie! lol Awesome creativity....I love it!