Monday, December 5, 2011

Reindeer Gift Tags

The weather today is horrible and rainy, so I was trying to come up with something fun for the kids to do. I ran across this idea a while back and can't recall where--It was obviously before my obsession with Pinterest!

All you need are some willing kiddos, brown paint, and gift tags (or even paper will do).

Paint a kiddo's finger and let them press it wherever they want. Don't tell them where, come on step back, I know a few of you want to! Let this be their creations!

After they are done, let them decorate! You could even pull out the glitter, jewels, red fuzz balls, or whatever else you have in your art bins! We weren't able to get too crazy because my llittlest little woke up!

Ta Da! You have the cutest gift tags under the tree!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Elf on the Shelf Breakfast

George made his first appearence of the year this morning and he brought with him a yummy North Pole Breakfast, complete with snow covered donuts, snowballs, candy canes, and treats for the kiddos. They loved it!

I found the idea for this breakfast over at Little Pumpkin Grace and borrowed the idea from her and put my own little twist on it!

That sneak George the Elf even cut out snowflakes that hung from the ceiling. These took a lot longer than you think, though, because George sort of forgot how to make them! A lot of paper was harmed in the making of these!

George decided to hang out on the sled that was filled with little baggies of snowballs (mini marshmallows) that came straight from the North Pole! I love his little mischievious grin!

He laid out snow covered donuts on his favorite Santa Plate. Apparently, these are one of Santa's favorite treats!

George even brought Nathan and Emma their very own little treat bucket that was filled with a fun Santa Pez dispencer, a Christmas shirt, a North Pole puzzle, and some warm, toasty Christmas socks. Nathan's shirt said, "Jingle Bells, My Sister Smells." That George, he has a funny sense of humor!

He left a little note for each kid, also, letting them know how proud he was of their good behavior. I loved watching their little eyes as I read the letters to them. Christmas is such a magical time of year and it makes me all sappy.

George left little cups of hot chocolate to drink. Ems and Nathan decided to throw some of their snowballs in their cups--floating glaciers!

Our first annual North Pole Breakfast was a success and I can't wait to make this a fun tradition for our family, one that our kids will do with their kids, and that they will remember for years to come. Thanks Little Pumpkin Grace for the inspiration!

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