Elfcapades 2014: Days 20-24
Every day is a new adventure with Elfis.
Day 20 (Thursday), we found Elfis still by the tree, but this time he was having a dart gun fight with Buzz Lightyear. Elfis was hanging upside down from the Christmas tree and it looked like he got Buzz pretty good with a few of his darts.
Day 21 (Friday), we didn’t find Elfis right away, but just before heading out the door, we noticed a trail of toilet paper coming out of the downstairs bathroom door. The boys went to check it out and they found that Elfis had been up to no good. And he tried to blame it all on poor little Jack & Colby. We did find Jack in there at first, up on the counter, but we knew he couldn’t make that mess. Only Elfis could have done that. Cooper later had a talk with Elfis about how lying is bad.
Day 22 (Saturday), Cooper found Elfis right away when we first came downstairs. He was on our counter making a “snow” angel. Cooper thought it was pretty silly, but had some questions: “Mom, how did he get that snow?” I told him it wasn’t snow. Then he asked, “Well, how did he do that with ice?” He couldn’t believe it! But, I told him that it wasn’t ice either, that it was sugar. I pointed out the almost empty bag of sugar turned on its side on the counter. He quickly picked up the bag of sugar so it wouldn’t spill any more, then proceeded to taste-test the sugar. 🙂 Bennett woke up about an hour later and was pretty impressed with the snow angel. (He wasn’t nearly as concerned about the snow/ice/sugar though.)
Later that same day, a USPS driver delivered a package to our door. It was addressed to Elfis (uh oh, not again!) but this time came from the North Pole! What?!?!? We had no idea what this was. Inside, there was a note from Santa that read:
I asked you to deliver these to the Martinson children last week! I’m glad they are better behaved than you!
Ho ho ho,
What?!?! Santa sent us an early Christmas present? AND, Elfis didn’t bring it to us when he was supposed to??? Oh my goodness. Well, we opened up the box and found four Christmas movies inside. What an exciting surprise!
Day 23 (Sunday), Elfis must have felt bad about forgetting to bring us the movies because the next morning he brought us at least a dozen new figures to play the Xbox Infinity game. He was sitting on a Mega Blok chair surrounded by probably 30 characters for the game. The kids were thrilled to add Spiderman, Iron Man, and Hiro (from Big Hero 6) among many others to their collection, and spent the entire first half of the day playing video games.
Day 24 (Monday), Elfis was caught having fun again. This time, he’d set up a race track on our dining room floor and was racing Cooper’s new Ninja Turtle RC car. Batman was behind him in Bennett’s car. Bennett thought it was pretty cool and went to find the remote to race his car, but Cooper knew he couldn’t turn his on without touching Elfis. And there is no way he would touch Elfis; he does not want him to lose his magic!
Well, here we are. Christmas is less than three days away. Only two more days with our little elf friend and then he will go home with Santa. I think we’ve all been pretty good and the odds are in our favor for Santa to make a stop at our house!