Thursday, December 24, 2009

What's in a name?

This year at Nana's, Jackson was introduced to a new tradition for our family. She arranged for an Elf to come and live with us to watch over Jackson and Lincoln and monitor their behavior and report to Santa Claus. The Elf on the Shelf is a cute book that describes the elf that we adopted this year. The first step is to name your elf. We're still in deliberation on that. My suggestions included Willy, Billy, Buddy and Peter. Jackson's included Astro boy, Jackson, Batman,Super boy and Peter Pan. Our elf, which will for now remain nameless, has been found everywhere we have been in the last several weeks. He has traveled all the way from Dothan, AL to Nashville, TN. He can be found anywhere and everywhere. Each morning, he is in a new location and Jackson's mission is to find him. He then prides himself on showing us where the elf has landed. Some of the elf's more creative locations included a top shelf basket, the fire alarm in our opryland hotel room, and on top of the desk with the magnifying glass from our recent science experiment. Tonight, we will sadly say goodbye to the elf for another year. Maybe next year, he'll be lucky enough to have a name that sticks.


  1. I'm in awe of people this year who keep up with the Elf and his hiding places. I gave up after day two and of Ronin declaring that the Elf was not real because he wouldn't talk to him. Too bad, that Elf's recon would have definitely put at least 2 out of 3 of my kids on the naughty list.
    Hope you and the boys had a good Christmas... next year will be even better!

  2. I didn't grow up with any Christmas traditions and have really enjoyed learning about what different families do to make it special for the kids. Thank you for sharing! Your Elf looked like he took his job very seriously!