Recently I was asking on Facebook and Twitter what people's favorite traditions for Christmas were as this year we really wanted to start some with Grady now that he is at that age where he believes in magic and Santa and all that. One of the top ideas was Elf on the Shelf if you haven't heard of it already it is pretty cute and fast become this years "must" do/have. Basically it is an Elf that visits your house at Christmas time and reports back to Santa each night whether you have been good or bad. I decided this would be a super fun tradition...
My video is acting up so you are stuck with pics for now :D
I don't know how he did it but Santa must have blown off course on Sunday due to the windstorm, we had level 1 hurricane winds that day so I'm not surprised! Lucky for him and us we were out in Airdrie watching the Grey Cup. And wouldn't you know it we heard some jingle bells and this is what we found on the porch! Some snowy footprints mixed with sparkle fairy dust and a package! How did that get there? Well Grady knew right away and he told me it was Santa's footprints and he had left us a package!
Here Grady is reading the letter from Santa that came with the package.
What could it be?
An ELF! Sent by Santa how lucky was the Brooks Family?
So we read the story and found out about naming our Elf and how she would fly back to Santa each night to report and then return to a new place each morning. Boy are we going to have fun looking for her every day up until Christmas!
Grady thought she was pretty neat and named her "Nemo".
He's not so keen on talking to her yet and knows not to touch her or she'll lose her magic. But mom and Dad talk to Nemo sometimes to explain that Grady is a good boy but he makes mistakes like any other little one. I'm sure as he gets used to her being around he'll stop being shy and let her know all to good things he did each day and what he wants for Christmas.