My Sunday Photo 17:05. Birthday Surprises! 

This past Thursday was Leo’s Second Birthday and for him it was a day of fun and surprises.

This photo was taken first thing in the morning not long after he had gotten up. Upon discovering that the front room had been decorated and that there were presents waiting for him he got excited. However all that was soon forgotten when he realised the Elfie, our Elf on the Shelf had returned to see him on his special day and had also dressed up for the celebrations as well.

Both our boys love Elfie and Oliver constantly asks when he is coming back to see us, so when we saw The Birthday Tradition book in a local shop we immediately purchased to without delay.

Leo had a fantastic birthday and he got a few more outfits to dress up in. In this photo you can see that his PJs are Woody from Toy Story. Well he got a Woody Outfit from Nanny and Grandad and he ended up spending the day dressed as Woody, including when we went to collect Mummy from work and Oliver from Nursery. To say I got some strange looks is an understatement, but hey it was his birthday and if he’s happy then so am I.



The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition

For the last two years we have taken part in the new tradition of Elf on the Shelf and the boys have loved it.

Recently we were out just doing general shopping and came across a new part to the Elf on the Shelf craze and that is ‘A Birthday Tradition’.

The set comes with a little birthday suit for our Elf; Elfie, and a book called A Birthday Tradition. The book tells the story of how Elfie can be with us for a birthday celebration during the year instead of just at Christmas.

I know the boys are going to love this extra tradition we are starting this year, as Oliver keeps asking when Elfie is coming back. I’m excited to see their reactions when they see Elf this morning.


Elf on the Shelf 2016: Day One: The Return of Elfie! 

So it’s that time of year again, the countdown to Christmas is finally here. In our house and many others around the world this also signifies the return of a little rascal and friend for our kids in the form of Elf on The Shelf! 

We first did Elf on the Shelf last year and Oliver loved it and this morning was extremely excited that Elfie was back in our house. 

He arrived with great gusto bringing with him the Advent Calendars this year and a special door through which the boys can see the Elf Control Room at the North Pole. (A Picture from Kingdom of the Elves at Bluestone Wales). By pure coincidence the cat had also attacked the bin last night so Oliver already thinks Elfie is up to his naughty antics. 

As parents we can’t wait to get Elfie doing his various antics between now and Christmas and can’t wait to see both Oliver’s and Leo’s response to this. 

Keep with us to follow our Elf-perince this year