Happy Friday!! I have no idea where this week went (being sick and meetings will catch up to you, I guess), but I am so glad it's Friday. This weekend is full of nothing except some QT with friends and Chad. And probably my parents because, duh...Here is our fun little Elf on the Shelf/Advent calendar overview, for your reading pleasure!
We started Elf on the Shelf with our Advent calendar on Tuesday. Fred, the elf, plops his little stuffed bottom on whatever day it is...today, he's on day 4, since it's December 4! He brings something for Cam (a fun activity or a book), and Cam loves it. He doesn't even care that Fred doesn't move and do crazy things every morning. (Or maybe he doesn't know that he's supposed to.)
Our Advent calendar is so cute, but when I took it out of the box(es), I found out that it came in three sets of strings (which the pictures online show - duh, Jess). We don't have any wall that we are willing to give up (and put nails into) for the advent calendar, so I figured out that it fit perfectly up our staircase. It makes the space look festive, but it's out of the way, so it's a win for everyone.
Fred also brings a report card, so Cam knows why he was naughty or nice. This has been my favorite part, and I highly suggest you spend the $5.50 to bribe your child.
Finding 25 activities/gifts wasn't that hard, surprisingly, but sticking to them all will be a challenge, I am sure.
So far, Fred has brought How the Grinch Stole Christmas, asked Cam to write Santa a letter and taken him to the mall to ride the carousel and get ice cream (since Chad had an appointment at the Apple store...we're sneaky like that).
Last, but not lease, is my wonderful husband, Chad. I came across an advent calendar for your husband and adapted it to fit our life.
Chad gets a little note every morning, when Cam gets his from Fred. They include lots of compliments, some back massages, some dinner coupons, some fun dates and a few gifts here and there. It's not supposed to be expensive or time-consuming, but it's been fun to make him feel special every morning.
Happy Friday!! We are off to do Christmas-y things and enjoy the cold before the snow arrives...