Wednesday, December 2, 2015

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

I can feel the holiday season getting started. That means it is time for gatherings, crafting, shopping, baking, and a visit from our elf.

We put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving. It was fun listening to Boogs talk about the memories he associates with each ornament on the tree. Every year, since he was two, Boogs has picked a new ornament to add to our tree. I write his name and the year on the bottom of these ornaments. When he is grown up and moves out, he will be able to take these ornaments with him for his very own Christmas tree.

I love all of the crafting opportunities that happen at this time of year. My husband needed a container decorated for work. Stampin' Up punches are the best!
Tomorrow (Dec. 4th) will leave us with 12 days until our school's holiday break begins. Every year, we like to give Boogs' teacher a gift basket filled with a little treat for each of the 12 days until Christmas break. We use the teacher's list of likes on our PTA website page to help pick the items we put in the basket. Boogs does not reveal who the basket is from until the last day of school before the break. The little bag with the OPEN ME LAST sticker contains a gift card and a note with Boogs' signature. He thinks it is fun keeping the secret.

Cutesy the Elf has returned to our house for the fifth year in a row. This year, Cutesy left clues for Boogs to solve to figure out where Cutesy was waiting.
Boogs liked running around the house searching for and solving the clues.
He finally found Cutesy resting on the shoe rack in the laundry room.

Boogs was very happy to see Cutesy return. He can't wait to see what kind of mischief Cutesy causes this year.
To celebrate Cutesy's return, I made a special Elf in the House lunch for Boogs to take to school. In the ELB lunchbox: pb & honey house sandwich, Babybel cheese, carrots, hummus, trail mix, and applesauce.

On Day two of Cutesy's return, Cutesy was waiting under the tree reading a new book to give to Boogs.
We can't wait to see what Cutesy is going to do next. Do you have an Elf visiting your home? You can see Cutesy's past adventures by clicking HERE.

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