This day tugs at my heartstrings, y’all. Christmas Eve and the kids are wired for sound. Perpetual motion. A blur of constant motion like a toddler hyped up on a double double*.
Their excitement is contagious. In a year I suspected one would start questioning Santa, we got lucky. He brought it up once. I denied it. He let it go. I’ve got another post coming about that.
Through all this excitement comes bedtime. The boys know they aren’t allowed to touch the elves on account they’ll lose their magic ability to fly back to the North Pole. However, tonight is special. Tonight’s the night magic happens. They are allowed to hug the elves good bye and tell them, “See you next December.” Tonight Santa will arrive with his bag full of goodies. Woody and Elfis will have their magic restored by Santa and will join him on his flight. After seeing the elves for 24 days, they become a normal part of our house. It makes me sad to see them go. I think I need help…
*A double double is a coffee with 2 cream and 2 sugar for those of you were curious but too shy to ask.
The boys were super excited to see Woody and Elfis in our hotel room yesterday and today. They really wanted us to, without touching them of course, put them in our suitcase so they could come home with us.
I said, “No. If they found their way to us 3 hours from home and even knew which room of the 16 floor hotel we were in, they could get home just as easy.”
Crash was worried. He did NOT want to leave them behind. But we did. You can now imagine how excited he was to hear his little brother shout, “I found them!” from atop the stairs when we got home. There they were, perched comfortably in the stockings hanging on the boys bedroom doors.
We checked into our hotel and met DW’s cousin for supper.
Mmmm Boston Pizza…
Upon our return who do we see hanging from the TV in our hotel room?
Woody and Elfis! They followed us here! How amazing! The boys were beside themselves. Sorry for the poor photo quality. I had to take the pic with my tablet and no flash. Here they are 3 hours from home with us…
Of course they LOVE to read! So do we. Crash already has his book picked out for our road trip tomorrow. He doesn’t have clothes picked yet, but by God he knows what he’s going to read. And Bang wants to write more stories. I love these kids!
Ask me again tomorrow after being in the truck for three hours with them.
Today they tested their physical prowess. Perhaps they’re training for the next American Ninja Warrior? Or perhaps they’re slack lining or tight rope walking over Niagara Falls. Whatever they are training for they are training for it in our kitchen.
One of them did fall once. Bang wrote them a note “Woody and Elfis are you ok the last time you fell we love you”
I owe you two daily elves since I didn’t pay up last night. Last night we played “Watch Ya Mouth” with the boys. We have never laughed so hard. It was a great family night. Then we got the boys tucked into bed and took said game to a friend’s house and laughed even more. Through all this laughing and not getting home until midnight, I didn’t have time to post what Woody and Elfis were up to. Yesterday they spent the day nearly outside. They must be acclimated to the cold because it was -14 C with a windchill of -28! Fortunately, they weren’t in the wind. Just in the window between the inside and outside door.
Today they came back inside. They also brought a couple cups with them. They crouched themselves inside their Charlie Brown Christmas cups amongst the snowy scene that I always used to think was a nativity set but is really a house with Christmas Carolers and angels. The two snowmen were 3D printed at the library. The crystal above could be interpreted as a star, but is held in place by two dragons.
I knew it was going happen. I told Crash yesterday that it would. These elves have a serious sweet tooth. I can’t blame them though. So do I.
So I found this ice cream one day and it looked delicious. Candy cane pieces in mint ice cream with Oreos. It cost $9 for 2 liters. Outrageous! I got it anyway as a treat because it looked that good.
Yesterday it was on sale. Half off.
I’ll take that thank you very much. We enjoyed it after supper and I told Crash when I put it back in the freezer that the elves were probably going to get into because of there great desire for sweets. And candy canes.
They were pretty calm today. It must have been a cold flight back from the North Pole this morning. They huddled together behind the coffee maker drinking hot chocolate. Maybe it had a shot of Bailey’s in it? I bet elves love Irish Hot Chocolate.
Thank God there was no mischief today. I just now got the toilet paper out of the living room and off the Christmas tree. Today they were pretty calm and quiet hiding in the china teapots way on top of the cupboards. They did move today, though.
We bought a new vacuum and once they found out there was bubble wrap they couldn’t wait to get their non-fingered little hands on it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a photo of them playing with that bubble wrap.