like many families, we had a fun visitor this past Christmas season . . . the elf on the shelf! on Thanksgiving morning, the kids woke up to a special gift left by Santa.
the kids (Lily) decided to name him “Jolly”. we were just happy that she didn’t name him one of her made up names like some of her imaginary friends . . . Kerndern . . . Lim . . . etc. anyway, Jolly immediately showed that he was a mischievous little elf . . . tricking our family and hiding in peculiar places. a few times he even left presents for the kids . . . like Christmas lights for outside of our house, a cardboard gingerbread house to color, flannel blankets for the trip back to Ohio, and a few sweet treats too. we found him in many different places but one of our favorites was in the bathroom . . . in a marshmallow bath, wrapping our toilet in christmas wrapping, and inserting himself on our photobooth strip wall! he even managed to find us all the way at Walt Disney World when we stayed for the weekend!
we know that Jolly must have been tired after the holiday season, so we were happy for him to go back to the North Pole and get some much needed rest . . . he’ll need it for when he comes back next year!!
check out the slideshow to see all of his antics!