Elf Invasion!

That's right folks, there's new sheriffs in town this season and they come in the form of Elves...Santa's Elves! Here to keep an eye on the children and report back to Santa on all the naughty and nice behavior. So...as the old song goes:

You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I'm telling you why...

Santa Claus sent his Elves to town!

This is where we'll keep Santa posted on how our family is behaving, as per his instructions. He's very 21st century, our Santa!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

We're Here!

Hi Family!

We made it back to the North Pole ok! The ride was a little bumpy in some spots but the landing was smooth.

We really had a great time visiting with you this year. We wish we could've spent a little bit more time with you all but we know the thought of moving kind of made things a little rushed. Next Christmas, when you're in your new house...we promise that we'll have lots of fun with all of you!

Now that we're back, we'll be taking a little rest and should be back to giving you updates on us in February...we Elves like to sleep a lot! o<:o)

You girls be good and help out Mommy and Daddy with this move ok? They'll really need you to be on your best behavior and help out as much as you can!

Love, your elves!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Elf Report

Hi Santa...it's me Marvin.

Just wanted to check in with you to let you know how things are going here. First of all...it's actually snowing here! We just cannot believe it! Who knew it snowed in these parts?! Wow!

Kids Update: We're pretty impressed. They have been playing nicer with each other lately. They even had a tea party together. They still have their moments though. The eldest just does not seem to like her little sister much sometimes. We're not sure why since she's such a sweet little girl. But...Mom and Dad are working hard to help them learn to share and play nice.

Us Update: Well, shucks Santa...you know how it is! First the bear was hurt so we had to bandage his arm, then we noticed that the bunny had a bump on his head so we got a bandage for that and then next thing you know, we're all bandaged up! We were just trying to help! We got chastized by the oldest for getting into the first aid supplies. *blush* We feel really bad about it! We'll think of something to make it up to them and apologize, we promise!

I better go. It's about time for our Cousin Conference! Talk to you soon!

Marvin

Monday, December 8, 2008

Things are good!

Hi Santa,

Hope things are going well with the toy building and Christmas Eve preparations. Things here are good. We have decided (after much discussion) to keep the girls on the nice list for now. We've kept pretty quiet here at the house...really just observing what's going on. We did enjoy a movie the other night with some of the stuffed animals. Percy made a mess of the popcorn and fell asleep before he could clean it up. The poor family had to pick up after him...I was so embarrassed!!

We did find some small ornaments (we weren't snooping, we promise) so we left those out for the girls to decorate with. Once again, Percy thought he should decorate the tree and he ended up getting stuck! Seriously, we're afraid that he'll end up in the oven or the freezer one of these days and not be able to get himself out! He's lucky he's family! o<:o)

All is well and we're having a wonderful time down here. The girls are getting so big and a bit forgetful, I must say. They haven't fed us in like 3 days! Lucky for us, Mom remembers and gives us a bite to eat before she heads for bed...she definitely goes on the nice list this year!

Love, Mabel

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We're Here!

Hi Santa!

Sorry it's taken us so long to report back to you (hope you weren't worried!) We made it here safe and sound. The trip was good, the weather was nice and everything went smoothly. We weren't outside for very long before they found us and brought us in. You'll never believe how much the children have grown! We thought we were in the wrong house at first! :o)

So far, we're afraid to say that the girls may need to be put on the naughty list. We'll give them until this weekend and then we'll let you know for sure. They don't listen very well and have been all up in the tree, taking off the ornaments and then not listening when their Mommy & Daddy tell them to leave it alone. We're hoping it's just because their Grandpa is visiting but we will see.

We'll send you a report again soon!

Love,

Penny

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We'll Be There Soon!

Hello family!

Just wanted to let you guys know that we'll be seeing you very soon and we are sooo excited about it! We are all packed up and ready to go, we're just waiting to get word from Santa that it's ok to leave.

We are going to have so much fun together and can't wait to see your new house! Bet your bedrooms are decorated all pretty...probably Strawberry Shortcake! Or maybe some flowers and butterflies?

Well, we just thought we'd let you know we were all ready and looking forward to seeing you all again!

Love, Us!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our First Interview!

We are sooo excited! We were interviewed by Gerald of the Christmas 25 News Team! He asked us all sorts of questions about what we're doing to get ready! Don't tell anybody but I think he's kinda cute! *blush* They didn't have video or anything like that, it was just taped with a microphone and then they typed it onto their blog...guess their equipment doesn't do well in the cold. It's a good thing too since Mabel was still in her nightgown! Sheesh! At least she took the rollers out of her hair! :o)

I can't believe that time is flying by so fast! Won't be long now and we'll be with our family again...I absolutely CANNOT wait! Just about everything is in order! We've got almost everything ready to go...we're just waiting on one special thing that we had to get online. We should get it in plenty of time though. I feel like doing a happy dance! teehee

There really isn't all that much to talk about today. We've been super busy putting the finishing touches on the gifts we'll be bringing. Not much time for anything else, really. That's ok though...our family is worth it! So...it's back to work for me! Tootles!

Love, Penny

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Monster Storm

*sigh* It looks like our Halloween party is going to be cancelled due to a storm. The Weather Elf said that it's supposed to be the worst storm in North Pole history and that we need to "batten down the hatches" as it were. So, everyone is running to the grocery store to pick up last minute supplies (just in case the Weather Elf is actually right...for once!). Mabel gave Marvin and Percival a very detailed list of what we needed...I assure you, candy was NOT on the list! We've got enough of that around here to choke a horse...as Granny would say...thanks to early party prep! Hope they can get everything...Mabel promised to bake some of her famous fruit cookies. Yum-O!

Things are moving along smoothly here for our trip. Our passport stickers are in and the Reindeer have all gotten their shots...which is a wonderful thing because believe me...a Reindeer without the Anti Bahum Bug vaccine is absolutely no fun whatsoever! They get all grumpy and have no Christmas cheer AT ALL! So now, all we really have left is to gather up the stuff we're going to bring with us and add the finishing touches on a couple of toys.

Oh, I hear Marvin...so I better get going! I sure hope he got everything for Mabel's cookies! I tell you what...there's absolutely nothing better than the smell of baking cookies on a stormy afternoon! I see a bunch of game playing in our future...Elftionary is one of my all time favorites!

Bye now!

Love, Penny