Thursday, December 10, 2009

Finished for Friday: Top Secret Stuff

It's been a really busy week, and I can't blog about any of it, because it's all hush-hush. Lots of successful shopping. Doesn't it feel great to find gifts that you know the recipients are really going to love? Now I need to get busy and wrap it all.

I had nothing to do with it, but our elf Duncan has returned. I thought the kids weren't interested this year, but lo and behold, they finally wrote letters to Santa asking if their favorite elf could come visit for the season. He arrived with a gift - "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" for the Wii. It's loads of fun, especially the elf bowling - the elves are the bowling pins!

The kids set up Duncan with his little bed and tree and his old friends Meteor and Icicle. When we went to bed, the scene looked like this, complete with saltines for him to eat and "snow" to remind him of home.

Apparently Duncan wasn't satisfied with this setup however, because he left a trail of presents, crackers, and snowflakes across the floor and moved into the cat condo instead:

I almost felt bad making the kids clean up after him, but he is their elf after all.

What have you been up to this week? Got your shopping and decorating done? I hope you're having a fun holiday season. Link up and show us what you've checked off your to-do list.

4 people stopped folding laundry to write:

M said...

I would love to know the story behind Duncan. Our kids at 4, 3, and 3 are just now old enough to start some fun traditions for christmas. My parents told us a story about how Santa does a preliminary visit on the night of Dec 4th. If we had been good and had put up our stockings he would fill them ... if we were bad there would be rocks and potatos (must have been the most available thing) and it was our warning to be good until Christmas. One year we got the rocks and potatos ... we were so sad about that (but we knew we had been really awful recently) ... but the next day they had been filled with good things with a note from Santa saying "this was a warning" ... it's really funny now ...

Knitty said...

The "kid" in each of us hates to give up traditions like this one. I'm hoping to start some new ones with a grandchild coming next spring, things I didn't know about when my boys were young. I'll have to adapt some of the ones we had for them.

Bea said...

It seems no matter how old we get, we still have to have those traditions. Duncan sounds like a fun one.

Alisa said...

Our Max has been here as well, he has also been making lots of messes for The Boy to clean up. He never minds, just laughs and says, "That's Max for you"
Max tried to "help" me wrap presents the other day. I had to go back to the store for more tape and wrapping paper.

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