It was odd that Hailey was the first one awake this morning, usually Hunter is the one that finds him, she found Mr. Snowflake in her bedroom.
Mr. Snowflake was fishing this morning.
Mr. Snowflake brought the kids Gold fish crackers. :-)
LOL, he made a fishing pole using a candy cane. LOL
We also found a letter from the big guy-
Dear Hunter and Hailey,
Thank you so much for allowing my little elf to spend time with your family this Christmas season. Mr. Snowflake has told me what a good boy and girl you have been. He has also given me several ideas of what I can leave under your tree to make Christmas extra special for you.
Mr. Snowflake has done some funny things while he has been at your house, and I hope you will always remember them. (My favorite was hanging your underwear on your Christmas tree! HO HO HO!!) He wanted you to see that you are never too old to have fun!! By the way, did you know your little elf is 536 years old? He didn’t have any brothers or sisters, so he wants me to remind you to always show love to each other and to be kind to everyone.
Today is the last morning you will wake up and find Mr. Snowflake in your house. I know he is going to miss you very much!! Don’t be sad, he has work to do at the North Pole. After a little vacation (he needs some rest from all the tricks he played on your family) he will start working on toys for Christmas next year.
Since I will be bringing Mr. Snowflake back to the North on Christmas Eve I will allow you each to hug Mr. Snowflake good bye and tell him how much fun you had with him.
Lastly, I want you to be good throughout the next year and I will sent Mr. Snowflake back again the beginning of December 2012.
Take care and God bless you,
I think the letter is a good way of bringing the Elf on the Shelf to an end.... for this year. I am sure though that throughout the year we will find evidence that he has been around. ;-)
Thank you so much for following the adventures each day. And I would strongly encourage you to think about adding an elf to your Christmas traditions. (It can be fun even if you don't have small children. It would be fun allowing each family member to take turns coming up with new adventures.)
Last night was day 11 of the 12 Days of Treats and Stories. The treat was gingerbread men cookies.
I do have some crafty things I will be sharing with you in the days to come. I am off to get our big dinner ready for today. (We have dinner on Christmas Eve so we can play with new things all day on Christmas.)
Merry Christmas and God Bless everyone!!
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