Thursday, December 6, 2012

Countdown to Christmas: Crash Landing

Again this year, I'm joining the ex-pageant queen and baby making machine known as Liz at Sugar Plum Creations for her Countdown to Christmas!

This is where I will discuss all things Christmas and Elf related. But it's not all elf business. There are so many exciting things coming up on my calendar that I can hardly contain myself!

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If you have a weekly wrap-up post you should link up with us.  I love seeing what other Mom's are doing with their families because it's the best way to steal get ideas.

The first idea I stole this year was from Jessica at I finally Did It!  She had let it slip that she was having a North Pole Breakfast so I decided to do that too.  Our elves crash landed into our home on December 1st.  Note to you Mommies that let your elves arrive after Thanksgiving...you are jumping the gun and setting yourself up for disaster.  You CAN NOT maintain the magic for more than 24 days.  It's a proven fact.


A little tip if you're using the Starbucks Frapachino containers for your breakfast.  Try to drink the coffee beverages a few days before so that you don't have to slam two of them the night before.  It makes for a long night.

A few hours after the elves arrived, Cindy Lou Hoo came to me with questions about a craft store we like to go to.  I thought the Christmas spirit had gripped her hard but it turns out that she was questioning a label she found on Poe's ass.


Damn Kindergarteners learning to READ!  I concocted an elaborate story about how some elves have their Mom's names sewn into their clothing because they can't carry drivers licenses and yes, Poe's Mom named JOANN is from Hudson Ohio. EDITED:  The kids now think that JOANN is Santa's girlfriend, which would make POE Santa's illegitimate son.

One dark and stormy night, they got into the tape and accidentally taped themselves to the entertainment center door.


Mallory soon decided that she was going to start writing to Poe because I told her that Santa emailed me and said that they had learned to read.  She has mastered the spelling of shenanigans.


According to my friend Christina, one bag of mini marshmallows doesn't fit in the sink.  If you put them in a hot tub on the stove...you can re-use the marshmallows and they don't get toothpaste on them.

I had been complaining about our lack of mantel for the third year in a row.  And wouldn't you know it....those elves heard me and solved our problem!  EDITED: I knew I was forgetting something.  See the pencil that Poe is holding?  He was eating it...because that's what elves do.  They EAT pencils.  Keith was kind enough to gnaw on it.  Totally his idea!


I could feel that the elves were going a little stir crazy....we've been having unseasonably warm temperatures and they love snow.  I just didn't know that they were going to go a little nuts!


26 comments:

  1. Cute ideas!!!! Love that stocking hanger.

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    1. I hear that the elves shop at Gordmans.

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  2. I am seriously loving this post, and your elves are so much fun! That Joann story is hilarious!

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  3. I've heard JoAnn is an amazing Elf mom! Nice thinking on that one :)

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  4. God Bless you for doing that whole Elf thing. My kids begged...and I refused. One more thing for me to remember to do. I barely remember what day it is..I would screw up the Elf for sure. You are awesome.

    Now, if I had JoAnn around to help me, it would be another story.

    Keep your Elves away from the booze. They look like they could do lots of damage....

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    1. I am the fun mom! And if this is what it takes to be her....I'll do it!

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  5. Love this. Love that Poe's mom's name is JOANN from Hudson, Ohio. Love the thinking and creativity that goes into these elf SHENANIGANS!! Awesome!!

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    1. Thanks to PInterest....I'm upping my game this year.

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  6. Your elves are FREAKING CRAZY! I love it.
    Also, you are SO right. There was no way in hell I was bringing ours back after Thanksgiving...I can't keep up with the cool stuff for that long!

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    1. They are totally crazy! And so are me and iKeith. We have so much fun with it.

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  7. aw I wish I had done this when my son was little but I had no clue now i'm not sure he fall for it

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    1. Yeah....at some point you can't fool them anymore.

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  8. Poe and his mom Joanna.... a bastard elf! bahahaha seriously you kill me!

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    1. My kids are so great at providing blog fodder....I should be paying them.

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  9. Looks likes so much fun, but I can't believe that Santa is cheating on Mrs. Claus!

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    1. It's a rumor. I'm trying to squash it....but it got passed around Kindergarten today.

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  10. You sure do think fast on your feet. I wouldn't have thought of the whole elf mom idea, funny.

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    1. I am pretty quick on my feet. It makes me a good liar.

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  11. Lol! His Mama is JoAnn-- too too funny. And your elves are actually really cute unlike that popular scary one that everyone seems to have.

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    1. I can't stand the elves on the shelves. My kids get to play with their elves.

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  12. Connie, you're killing me over here! You are hilarious! Thank you so much for linking up! Is it okay if I steal your nickname for me? I think I love it!

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    1. Yes, Liz....steal away. Sexy Mama!

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  13. LOL about the label on the elf's butt. I remember when my daughter started reading and it made lying so much more difficult. LOL!

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  14. OMG you are too cute! And I'm one of the mommies who couldn't wait 'till December to break out the elf. I'm dying trying to come up with new ideas for him! I forget to update the reports and I've even forgotten to move him twice. Thankfully both times were on days the kids were naughty so I told them the elf was tired from their antics and didn't want to move anywhere.

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