Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Our Elf

I've been hearing about this whole "Elf on a Shelf" thingy for the past couple of years. And been completely ignoring it. But I'm not sure why? Its such a cute idea :) So I broke down and got one. (for 30% off at Barnes and Noble, too!)

Jaina and Jayce immediately decided on his name: Murray. You know, like in "Murray Christmas"? And its also a nod to our favorite red wiggle, Murray Wiggle. I think its a perfect name.

The first couple of days, Murray wasn't hiding anywhere too exciting. Just on the mantle of the fire place and on top of the DVD book case.

But on the 3rd morning, the kids found him in a much more precarious position:




I think Murray likes to watch Mission Impossible on his time off.

We are so happy that Murray has joined our family. Jaina even wrote a poem to commemorate his arrival.

I Love Murray
by Jaina Walker
 Murray is an Elf.
 He sits on a shelf.
 He watches me.
He can see.
Murray isn't furry,
he's plain as can be.
I love Murray.

5 comments:

  1. I've never heard about this ... sounds like a cute idea.

    Anne @ http://lessonsthrulife.com

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  2. I haven't seen these before either, but I imagine you will have great fun with Murray in the lead up to Christmas:) Jen

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  3. Hee hee, Jaina. Very cool poem. :D

    Jess I swear you started this last year. I have a vintage elf much like Murray that was my first Christmas ornament. :) If I dig him out I'll share a picture. I'm still wary of putting the ancient stuff up for the boy to destroy in the zeal that is him.

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  4. I have NEVER heard of this but totally want to do this now!! My kids would totally dig it!!

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  5. I love the elf on the shelf! Such a cute idea and I love him hanging from the fan. Too cute! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!!

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