Thursday, December 27, 2012

Elf on the shelf week 4

This is our last week with Bob Twinkles. 😔 I am so going to miss watching Matty's face light up every morning as he tries to figure out what Bob is up to!

Day 28: Our baby had a run in with an evil stocking holder and we ended up in urgent care this day so this one is kinda boring. LOL! Sitting in Frosty's lap!
Day 23: Date night with Strawberry Shortcake. Looks like they watched elf and Christmas vacation!

Day 24: Bob spent HOURS cutting out paper snowflakes to decorate the window with.  This picture doesn't show the half of them! And boy was there a mess of clippings everywhere. 

Day 25: He switched our stockings with Matty's underwear!  Everyone thought this was the best yet...except Matty.  He insists underwear are NOT funny!

Day 26: Another tired night.  He popped up in Matty's lamp with a Hershey's kiss.

Day 27: OMG!  Only 5 days till Christmas!  Thanks for the heads up Bob!

Day 28:  Bob left all the stuff we needed to make dessert...gingerbread Christmas trees! Fun, fast and oh so yummy! (Ice cream cones turned upside down then covered in green frosting and candy!)

Day 29: The Dark elf rises! So of course we couldn't just go with the average zipline scenario.  I had to step it up with the batman costume.  the mask took forever because I couldn't get the eye holes to line up!  Well worth it for the reaction it got that morning! It even impressed the teens!

Day 30:  Bob brought elf donuts and real donuts for the family.  I need to post a close up of the box he's holding.  It even had a logo that read "Bob's magically delicious donut company"

Day 31:  Today is the day we must say goodbye to Bob.  He left a sweet goodbye note for the boys and report cards for each of them.  thank goodness they all made the nice list.  Some barely but hey...I'll take what I can get!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas class treats!!

I made these super cute reindeer food packs for Matty to hand out to his Kindergarten class for christmas!! It's a mix of oatmeal and glitter that attracts reindeer to the children's homes! I made the labels with a cute little poem and attached them to the baggies with staples!!

Santa Sunday Party!

Our good friends, the Mallory's, had their second annual Santa Sunday party this past Sunday!  Such a good idea!  This year I was thrilled to help out by designing the printables!  Here are just a few of the pics from the party!
These were the first cup cozies I have ever designed! 

 Jen set out an ornament designing table for the kiddos!

Fast and easy teacher presents!!

It's time again for handing out teacher presents for Christmas. With 3 kids at 3 different schools, I'm always looking for fast, easy and frugal gifts to show our appreciation. It doesn't get easier, faster or cheaper than this! I used toilet paper rolls covered in wrapping paper I found at the dollar store. I stuffed those with a little tissue paper and hershey's kisses. The I wrapped them in cellophane I had left over from the tea cups I made at the end of last year. I found that at the dollar store too!!
A little curling ribbon at each end and a cute little tag and there you have it! 8 adorable teachers gifts for under $5 and less than 30 minutes!! You can't beat that! Happy holidays!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Elf on the shelf week 3

Bob Twinkles is on week 3 of his mischievous tricks!
Day 15:  I think he's trying to climb to the top of our tree!

Day 16: Bob finished decorating our mantel but I think he got a little tangled in the lights!

Day 17: Snowball fights with Bumble Bee! I think Yoda got the worst of it.  Probably trying to stop the fight.

Day 18: Bob brought the kids a magic growing kit.  Wonder what will grow? 

Day 19: OMG!  Our "garden" grew candy canes! Matty could hardly believe his eyes!

Day 20: Bob used our scrabble board to spell holiday words.  He even added all the boys names!
Day 21:  This one got the biggest chuckles so far!  He wrote all over our hall pics with dry eraser!  He turned all the pics into elf's with mustaches!
You can find week 1 here. and week 2 here

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Elf on the shelf week 2

Hard to believe we are already on our second week with Bob Twinkles!!  It's so fun to see Matty's face light up when he spots his new hiding place every morning!  Even Andrew is starting to get excited when he sees him!
Day 8: Looks like Bob has finally made some buddies in the house!  He's decided to have a game night with the guys!

Day 9: My oldest son had a sleepover last night and Bob crashed! Those s'mores sure look yummy!

Day 10: Last night Bob had a little plastic surgery.  I added wire to his limbs to make him bendy.  Looks like he was testing out his new skills by hanging upside down on our curtain rod.

Day 11: So sweet!  He's reading a book to some of the younger toys!

Day 12: Pretty proud of this one!  Bob has decided to make Barbosa walk the plank for being on the naughty list!

Day 13:  Oh oh!  There was a little too much whining and mess yesterday so Bob had to turn in a bad report to Santa. 

Day 14:  Bob's note from yesterday really worked!  Littles were on there best behavior yesterday! Bob is back to being silly!  He got into the sugary sweets.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Elf on the shelf Week 1

We have started the elf on the shelf tradition this year! My 5 year old Matty named him Bob Twinkles. Since his arrival, he has been up to some silly shenanigans!

Day 1: Bob arrived with a special message written out in cheerios!

Day 2: Bob managed to get one of Drew's toy cars up onto our mantle and ride it.

Day 3: Bob Twinkles had to go tinkles!

Day4: Bob colored a page out of Matty's christmas coloring book.

Day 5: Even Bob wants to play angry birds.
Day 6: Snow much fun! Bob must have been home sick because he made snow angels and a snow man all over the kitchen counter! What a mess!

Day 7: How sweet!  Bob brought Matty a little craft from the north pole for him to color.  I think it's a self portrait!

You can see Bob's week 2 mischief here: