I can’t believe it’s almost time for our elves, Raleigh and Grover to return! My boys have been asking when they will be coming back for over a week now. Currently, I’m preparing for our elves visit. This year is going to be a bit different from years past. Instead of doing fun and silly things or bringing treats each night, the elves plan to teach my boys a little bit about Christmas traditions from around the world. Well, at least that’s what they told me the last time we talked! 😉 You can follow along with our 2017 Elfcapades on Instagram, #raleighandgrover, after Thanksgiving.
The elves arrived the night we set up our Christmas tree.
Santa sent them in a package for the boys to open!
Elves are very creative with pip cleaners and red and green Froot Loops.
Apparently, our elves are candy cane acrobats too.
It’s a gummy bear Christmas tree!
Just in time for the new Star Wars movie to be released.
They attempted to make Coco Krispie Treats for us… but weren’t successful.
We had to make them the next day!
A “tree” of canned goods to donate to the Salvation Army for others to enjoy.
The boys woke up to a mess of streamers!
What a nice gesture! Snowball treats.
These elves got into the Christmas stickers and wound up in the tree.
Elves like a fire when it’s close to Christmas, so they made their own!
Creative use of Post-It notes.
We found the elves stuck to the front door!
When you don’t get snow in Alabama, the elves still find a way to make a snowman.
Elf sized cookies from the left over cookie dough.
Silly elf disguises!
Raleigh and Grover wrapped the boys lunch items!
Big E’s teacher was sweet enough to send me a picture of him opening his lunch!
Santa promised 1 app download for the iPads!
Hangman on the bathroom mirror.
Elf cookies from Mrs. Claus under a streamer tree.
Another creative way to get snowmen in Alabama!
Elves think dental hygiene is important.
These guys wanted more elves in the Christmas Nativity.
Elf themed lunch for the boys: Rudolph sandwich, reindeer carrots, and a Christmas Tree cake.
Our living room was covered in Christmas balloons this morning.
Another way our elves were wishing for snow! “Warm Fuzzy” snowballs.
Peppermint seeds… they told us to plant them in sugar to see what would happen…
So we did, and candy canes sprouted!
Spray “snow” on the back door windows! Clever elves, really clever.
On Christmas eve, the elves left us reindeer food to sprinkle on our yard.
We woke up to elf sized birthday cupcakes for Jesus’ birthday!
What are some of your favorite “elfcapades” you have seen? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!