Tuesday, November 27, 2012

30 Days of Thankfulness on the Family Farm-Day 27

Day 27-Elf on the Shelf Goes Country

This year, the Elf on the Shelf showed up at our house.  Some families with great, on-top-of-things moms have been visited by the Elf for years.  I’m a bit of a slow learner.  Didn’t want to invest my $20 if it was just a passing thing you know!  Yields were low this year and all. 

Usually these elves show up at your house with a book.  Not mine! I like to outsmart the system!  Instead of buying the book, before placing my Amazon.com order, I did a quick YouTube search and found this!

Saved myself a ten spot!  And hey, lets admit it, this is way more fun than a traditional book!  We gathered around the table and watched this little ditty on the ipad.  The little guy was totally enthralled.  He bought it hook, line and sinker. 

We named our Elf on the Shelf “Elfis” as in “Elvis, the King.” Actually it’s in recognition of Jesus, our new born King! Ya, I don’t buy that line either.  It’s all about Elvis and Jail House Rock around here lately. So Elfis is perfect.

There are lots of great videos that we watched of some sneaky elves in action. Our youngest watched all of these with his hand over his mouth in utter suspense.  “That’s hilawious” was spoken more than once. 


This morning our silly elf got caught riding on a John Deere tractor! Surprising, I know! (Please ignore the train pieces located under the couch.  They got moved shortly after this photo.) 

elf tractor aloneLittle man loves Elfis and this is the best picture I could get of him. He was moving away to get the trailer to hook up to the tractor so Elfis could work some ground. True. Farm. Boy.

elf on tractorOur oldest understands the story of Elfis and has not missed a beat presenting it to the younger ones.  The joy shines in her eyes as she watches the boys look for Elfis each morning and delve in to the magic.  I am thankful they have each other.

Heck, I’m thankful for Elfis,, but he’s staring at me right now.  Gotta run, it’s creepin’ me out!


Want to start at the beginning?  Start HERE!

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