Getting Ready for Christmas

--Another catch-up post.--

On November 26, we heard a knock on our front door.  Kaitlyn opened the door to find this. 
Yes, we started the Elf on the Shelf tradition in our home.  For those of you who haven't heard of it, it's an elf that Santa sends from the North Pole to keep an eye on your kids.  Each night he uses his magic to fly to the North Pole and report your child's behavior to Santa.  One of the first things you're supposed to do is name him.  It took Kaitlyn 3 days to finally come up with a name.  She didn't exactly get the concept, so she wanted to just call him "Elf".  After reading the story that comes with the elf several times, one of the suggested names finally struck a chord with her.  Meet "Fisbee". 
Every night when Fisbee would return from the North Pole, he would get comfy in a different part of the house.  Kaitlyn and Jonathan really enjoyed searching for him each morning.  Some people really go all out and place their elf in creative setups.  Some even took some pretty funny R-rated photots.  Maybe next year we'll get more creative--I'm just happy we never forgot to move him this year!

The same day, we put up our Christmas tree and decorated the house for the holidays.

Here's a video of the cuteness that took place while we were decorating.  Disclaimer: If you're not family, you'll probably find the video quite boring. :)


A couple of days later, we got the kids dressed up for our Christmas photos.  I love how they turned out!

As expected, the kids didn't want to sit with Santa and Ron and I had to get in the picture.

It's funny how Kaitlyn chose the same pose as last year.
Yummy cookies quickly made things better.
Kaitlyn made an ornament.

The next day, we had a friend come over to take our family pictures for our Christmas card.


1 comment:

Charmaine said...

You're wrong, Michelle...you don't have to be family to enjoy the Christmas tree decorating video. I love it. :) Love the family Christmas photos, especially the one where Kaitlyn is planting one on her daddy!!

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