Here is the first of a few more Christmas pages I will be adding to my family album. This is a few of our family traditions, including: making ornaments, decorating cookies, hot cocoa, pictures with Santa, and of course, the Elf on the Shelf.
This years Santa picture was not the best quality picture but it worked for us. We decided to forgo the expensive mall Santa and opted for the SPCA Santa. It was great because the lines were short, we got to have our doggie in the picture, it only cost $10 (verses $30) and half of the money goes to helping homeless animals. Now that is worth it to us!
And for those of you who don't know who the Elf on the Shelf is, it is our favorite tradition!!In a nut shell, at Christmas time Santa sends an elf to watch over the kids and each night he flies home to Santa (when the kids are sleeping, of course) to report how the kids were that day (naughty or nice) then he returns each morning but finds a new place to hide, and the kids get to try and find him each morning. It's so much fun but the girls are really missing him right now. He flies away when he hears Santa's bell. But just wait until next year, when he again will reappear;)
Okay, now what to do today. To take down Christmas decorations or not???? I do need to reorganize our new toy collection. That is going to be a huge job its self. Wish me luck!