Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Neighborhood Elf

Elizabeth has been visited by our neighborhood Elf (Marie & Jim Ritz, our next door neighbors!) Starting with the first day of December until Christmas, Elizabeth has a stocking (a HUGE stocking that they gave us to use for this purpose) that she hangs on the handle of the back door. At some point during the day, the Elf stops by and drops off a present for her! (Yes, we know that we have the best neighbors in the whole wide world!). Here's what she received from the Elf this year:

  • 10 Santa-themed candy bracelets
  • Farm animal peg puzzle
  • Sesame Street Colors, Shapes, & Opposites Flash Cards
  • "Ratatouille: I Smell a Rat" scratch & sniff book (and no, it doesn't smell like a rodent!)
  • Circus coloring book and washable crayons (oh, how well the Elf knows E!)
  • Silly Putty
  • "If You Give a Pig a Party" book
  • Pig (from the aforementioned book) stuffed animal
  • 4-pack of Play-Doh (E: "What color is this?" Me: "Aqua." E: "No! What color is this?" infinity and beyond!)
  • Spin & Go Colors game
  • Cotton Candy (yummy!)
  • Slinky
  • Snoopy Christmas cup & plate
  • Mickey Mouse Club House lip balm (or as Elizabeth says it, "Mickey Mouse Club House - Come inside it's fun inside lipstick.")
  • "Dick and Jane: A Christmas Story" book
  • Pretty pony tail holders
  • Gloves & a coaster with the monogram A (she's so me with that - as she loves her coaster on the table in the kitchen for HER drink!)
  • Set of 3 Christmas bracelets
  • Expandable snowman washcloth & box of Mac & Cheese crackers
  • December 20th - a bit over-the-top: Elizabeth = snowman ornament; Kennedy = snowman bowl; me = kitchen towel with trees on it; Reid = a golf ornament
  • Holiday marshmallows
  • Jigsaw puzzle
  • Disney Princess slide puzzle*
  • Picture Story Pad (draw a picture & tell a story pad)*
* It should be noted that we left to go to Nana's & Papa's house on the evening of the 22nd. The Elf made sure that we had Elizabeth's presents for the 23rd & 24th. Marie & Jim are too much! We are the luckiest people to have them as our neighbors!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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