On November 7th 2012, McKenzie received her first visit from the Elf on the Shelf! I decided to start this tradition with our family after the growing popularity and the fact that I think McKenzie is old enough to understand it. We started it a little earlier than I will in the future, but with it being are first season to do it I wanted to read the book and know what to expect! Thus far it is a huge hit at our house....and helps with amazing behavior!!! I started the tradition by having the elf in a Barbie car with a note in a green naughty or nice bag I found at Dollar General. Here is the note I put in it and some pictures from her arrival !
enclosed is a notebook and pen, for Lacy to document any bad or good behavior! lol
McKenzie couldn't believe it!!! She was so excited to read the book! (We have read it every night!!!)
So, then here are the days so far, I will be adding them to here each day
November 8th, 2012
Silly Lacy on the stairs, wrapped up in toilet paper!!!
November 9th, 2012
Looks, like someone got in to the animal crackers!!!
later that day the Lacy also brought McKenzie a movie, this is not something that will happen everyday nor do I know if it will happen again, I just ran across a really cheap Christmas DVD at Walmart and snagged it up!!
Day 3 November 10th, 2012
Someone made an entrance this morning!!! McKenzie came running downstairs to find her elf and Lacy had made a zipline from the ceiling fan to the curtains !
She was SO excited about this one :0)
Day 4 November 11, 2012
This morning, McKenzie found Lacy in her bathroom, on a Christmas plate, she had got in to McKenzie's candy and had it all over the place!
Day 5 November 12, 2012
This morning McKenzie spotted Lacy in Harrison's baby bed reading a book and wearing the hat we bought him that day! She was not as easy for McKenzie to find today, since we don't typically go in that room.
As you can tell some days will be more creative than others, but I am learning the game just as she is!!! And not to mention the fact that I still have 43 days until Christmas!!!!
Day 6 November 13, 2012
This morning McKenzie looked everywhere, searching the house up and down and finally comes to me and says "Mom, I think Lacy didn't come back" My heart broke and I immediately wanted to help her find Lacy! I gave her the general area, told her she might want to check her Christmas Tree, because I saw her! lol Once she spotted her, she thought it was hilarious that Lacy was hanging on her tree.
Day 7 November 14, 2012
This morning McKenzie took off out of bed again in search of Lacy, I heard screaming coming from McKenzie's bathroom! She said "OMG mom, Lacy brought us marsh mellow and is playing in them!" She was so concerned how Lacy got the marsh mellows, since we actually didn't have any! Lacy also left her a bowl of marsh mellows! McKenzie LOVED this one!!! She said mom, she looks like she is bathing in bubbles!! :)
Day 8 November 15, 2012
Today McKenzie Found Lacy downstairs playing in her blocks! McKenzie said she must have been trying to build herself a house :0)
Day 9 November 16th, 2012
This morning, Lacy must have followed up to Mimi & Poppie's house, because when we went to get in the car to head to Alabama Lacy was hanging from the handle! McKenzie was so excited to see that her elf had made the trip, she was very concerned as to what she was going to do while we were gone!
Day 10 November 17th, 2012
This morning McKenzie woke up to Lacy at the hotel!!! She was sitting on the ice bucket wearing McKenzie's hair bow, socks and putting on make up!!!
Day 11 November 18th, 2012
This morning McKenzie woke up to Lacy on her suitcase, apparently Lacy was ready to head back to Indiana !
Day 12 November 19th, 2012
This morning, I was exhausted from our trip...OMG I forgot about Lacy!!! lol!!! So at the last minute I ran downstairs and put her in McKenzie's stocking!!! Not very creative I know, but for last minute it will work!!!
Day 13 November 20th, 2012
Today McKenzie found Lacy in her rocking chair playing with her bath and body works!
Day 14 November 21st, 2012
This morning, we found Lacy had been through McKenzie's kitchen, opened the cabinets and made herself some dessert!!!
Day 15 November 22nd, 2012
Thanksgiving morning!!! WE got up early to head to Mimi & Poppie's house! Notice I let McKenzie sleep, she found Lacy in a Mason Jar next to her suitcase with a note that said she hoped in her so she could travel better with help to Mimi's!!! McKenzie thought this was soooo cool, since you can't touch Lacy!!!
Day 16 November 23rd, 2012
This morning while at Mimi's house Lacy got into the giant marshmellows and made a snowman!!! Such a cute idea!!!! (props go out to my SISTER)
Day 17 November 24th, 2012
This morning Lacy was a little sneaky, getting inside Mimi's Gingerbread candle that "no one" is allowed to touch! lol!!!
Day 18 November 25th, 2012
Lacy knew that it was time for McKenzie to travel back home, so she got in her Mason Jar and decided to try to blow up balloons to act as a hot air balloon to float back home!!!
Day 19 November 26th, 2012
This morning when McKenzie came downstairs she found Lacy hanging in the hallway. Lacy had decided to try and hang some Christmas lights for us!!!
Day 20 November 27th, 2012
This morning McKenzie found Lacy coloring in her Hello Kitty coloring book :)
Day 21 November 28th, 2012
This morning McKenzie found Lacy trying to make some cookies ! She had flour everywhere!!!
Day 22 November 29th, 2012
This morning McKenzie found Lacy in the downstairs bathroom, she had written on the mirror with lipstick! :0)
Day 23 November 30th, 2012
This morning McKenzie found Lacy playing Yahtzee in her bedroom! She thought it was so funny, and we had to pick up the Yahtzee game and play it all morning long!!!
Day 24 December 1st, 2012
This morning McKenzie found Lacy hanging in her count down to Christmas chain!!! She had attached the chain to the pull up bar as well!
Day 25 December 2nd, 2012
This morning when McKenzie found Lacy she was sitting next to a picture frame and had drawn whiskers and cat ears on her, then she signed her name letting us know it was her! haha
Day 26 December 3rd, 2012
Funny story about this morning, Lacy was sitting at the chair with the toilet paper wrapped around the tree, however when we came downstairs, the dogs had gotten ahold of the toilet paper and knocked Lacy out of the chair and the paper off the tree, so in a frantic panic attack to get it organized again, Jacob threw Lacy up into the tree topper!!!
So pretty crazy morning to say the least!!!
This morning Lacy got into the wrapping paper!!! She wrapped her legs up and her hat! McKenzie thought this was hilarious!!!
She also had out McKenzie 25 days of Christmas present :0)
Day 28 December 5th, 2012
This morning McKenzie found Lacy watching her DVD player with the Gingerbread Family! :0)
Day 29 December 6th, 2012
This morning McKenzie found Lacy stuck in the Christmas Tree Cakes Box, she was trying to get the last one!!! McKenzie says this was the funniest thing Lacy has done!!!
Day 30 December 7th, 2012
This morning McKenzie found that Lacy had got the sprinkles down and made a"sprinkle" angel!!!
Day 31 December 8th, 2012
This morning McKenzie found Lacy by the chalkboard, sick :0( she was so worried about her and was hoping that she would feel better soon!!!