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The Night Life

 Frankie, our Elf on the Shelf arrived last weekend.  The girls are thrilled.  Do you do Elf on the Shelf at your house?  Emily and Sarah Kate wrote up a Christmas list over the weekend.  Emily asked for a baby sister and SK asked for a real pet unicorn for our backyard.  Sorry, but Santa will NOT be delivering on these two items.
 SK is in her bedtime get up.  Check out the four barretts in her hair. 
Emily is writing her nightly note to the fairy about a kitten.

Kristen the cat is recovering nicely from her tooth extraction.  She still holds her lip like Elvis from time to time.


Alyssa said…
Our elf, Bobby Boy will be making his appearance next week. I had to chuckle about Emily writing a letter about the kitten every night! Will Santa be bringing one? ;) And what ever happened to that one cat the showed up and you had fixed?
PrincessM said…
This blog has the cutest elf on the shelf ideas!
Anonymous said…
Yes, we have done elf on the shelf for the last 5 years and my girls love it (ages 11 & 8). Our problem is remembering to change locations each evening. Our elf has found spots before that he loved and decided to stay there for a couple days:-)
Kandi said…
oh my goodness, I REALLY wish you lived next door so that SK and Annie could be friends. We joke that Annie lives "up there" with the rainbows and the unicorns. Her teacher last year said that she would think she wasn't paying attention and then she would answer a question...that she is able to hang out with the unicorns while learning about simple predicates. She believes tinker bell will come visit her someday. Never a dull moment. And the bedtime outfits. I'm going to take some pictures and send them to you. :-) They would be such GOOD FRIENDS.
Lauren said…
I just love your girls!!!!

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