Last year we introduced a new tradition into our family; Dash, our Elf on the Shelf.
Growing up Christmas was a magical event and I wanted to be able to pass along that same magical feeling to my kids. When I found out about Elf on the Shelf I knew it was something I had to do.
As we wait for another visit from our favourite elf I thought I would recap last years visit.
Day 1: Dash arrived from the North Pole. That night Dash decided we needed to put up some decorations, poor fellow got tangled up putting them up.
Day 2: Brought Lynden Candyland, even challenged some of the other stuffies to a game.
Day 3 & 4: Dash surprised us by coming along on our trip to the Island. This included elf-tricks and a skiing accident.
Day 5: After we got home he got to work at re-assembling Lynden's train table.
Day 6: Apparently elves use Canadian chocolate coins as their currency.
Day 7: Dash enjoyed our tree and was found reading a new copy of "The Night Before Christmas" under it.
Day 8: Dash put his toy fixing stills to use.
Day 9-11: We woke to some re-decorating of our tree.
Day 12: A video from Santa
Day 13: Elves have to go.
Day 14: Dash brought us a Christmas movie (An added bonus of "Behind the Magic" - what goes on each night)
Day 15-17: Dash had a busy weekend: waiting for Santa, a snowball fight, and some more decorating.
Day 18: Fishing, elf style!
Day 19: Dash created a winter-wonder-land
Day 20: What a better way to wake up - cupcakes!
Day 21: On the second to last day Dash wrapped some "gifts" - I think he realized chocolate coins don't get him very far.
Day 22: Dash spoiled us on his final morning. Christmas shaped pancakes.
It was a lot of fun having Dash with us for the month of December and it was sad to see him go home on Christmas Eve; but we cannot wait for his return!