I shared our 2014 adventures with Jingle Bell on the blog a few days ago and today I am back with a look at 2015. Year one, we were so excited and over the top. Year two, we had a few ideas and plans and a whole lot of half-asleep “dang, we forgot about the elf” moments. I’m sure many of you can relate. 😉 The great thing about little kids, though, is that they don’t care. They were just as excited about the elf being in a stocking as they were about their elf ziplining down a string of lights. It really is just so magical and fun to be experiencing all of this through our kid’s eyes.
Our elf arrived again on the first Saturday of December for our North Pole Breakfast. We had powdered donuts, strawberry/banana santa hats and an apple candy cane. Jingle Bell wrote each of the boys a note again and brought little presents.
On Day 2 (12/6), Jingle Bell went ziplining down our Christmas lights
On Day 3 (12/7), Jingle Bell covered our tree with holiday underwear from Gap and Gymboree, which Hudson of course thought was hilarious.
On Day 4 (12/8), Jingle Bell was in a stocking.
On Day 5 (12/9), Jingle Bell took a marshmallow bath and brought the boys bath crayons and fizzy bath tablets to encourage them to stop being so smelly and bathe once in a while. 😉
On Day 6 (12/10), JB put on a fancy suit and took Hudson’s car for a drive.
On Day 7 (12/11), Jingle Bell ended up taped to the wall with elf bandaids.
On Day 8 (12/12), JB was hiding in our living room light.
On Day 9 (12/13), JB brought a felt snowman to play with
On Day 10 (12/14), JB brought toothbrushes and toothpaste and made a smiley face on the mirror with the toothpaste.
On Day 11 (12/15), JB was reading the Night Before Christmas and brought wrapped books for each day leading up to Christmas.
On Day 12 (12/16), Jingle Bell reminded us of the reason for the season by bringing us a little people manger (this was purchased from Amazon)
On Day 13 (12/17), we found JB in a decorative bowl of cherries on the table.
On Day 14 (12/18), Jingle Bell was hanging from snowflakes.
On Day 15 (12/19), Jingle Bell hid the snowballs that were a huge hit the year before around the house. (snowballs were purchased on Amazon) The boys absolutely love these snowballs and they love scavenger hunts so this one was a huge hit!
On Day 16 (12/20), we found Jingle Bell with his very own Mickey Ears on. Hud accidentally touched Jingle Bell while grabbing his own Mickey Ears, so we whipped up Santa’s magical recovery kit, sprinkled on some magic dust and prayed Jingle Bell would be back the next day.
On Day 17 (12/21), Jingle Bell was back, sitting on our new tree, with a certificate of health. Whew!
On Day 18 (12/22), Jingle Bell was having a rest in our guest bedroom with one of Luc’s blankies.
On Day 19 (12/23), Jingle Bell brought light up light sabers (Target dollar section) and he had his very own elf-sized light saber lollipop with a sign that read “May the Holiday Force be with you”
On Day 20 (12/24), Jingle Bell said good-bye and headed off the the North Pole.