December 3, 2012

Breakfast with Buddy the Elf

Our friendly elf Buddy returned to our house on Saturday December 1st.

He brought with him a delicious breakfast straight from the North Pole.

Buddy surprised the kids with the table all set for a holiday meal.

He made Santa Claus pancakes with extra sugary toppings!

He also brought Reagan a few little presents (The Elf on the Shelf movie, holiday socks, a Christmas tree for his bedroom, and ornaments for the tree).

He also wrote him a little letter.

Buddy is writing little notes each day and giving Reagan a special holiday activity to do each night.

Buddy had Christmas music playing when Reagan woke up to set the mood.

This little guy was so excited.
It was so precious.

Reagan loved his breakfast with Buddy.

Harper enjoyed watching us eat. Next year she can give it a try!

Hudson slept throughout the entire breakfast.
Hopefully next year he will be awake! 

The movie is so cute!

Reagan loved decorating his own tree.

The tree is full of red, white, and blue ornaments that match his All-American room.
It is so sweet to see him laying in bed, falling asleep as he watches the tree.

I love creating these special memories for Reagan!
It's going to be even more fun next year when there are 3 little ones in on the fun!

Don't forget to link up with Leah and Emily for their Mommy and Me Monday!
Here is a photo of me and my little boys this weekend!


Lauren said...

This is too cute and you are SO creative! I have a 5 week old and I can't wait to do the elf on th shelf with him next year.

Amy said...

Aww, Mandy! I can't wait to do these things with Cash!

Meggan said...

What a fabulous idea!! You are such a great mommy!! I can't wait until my little one is here in a few months so I can do all these fun things! xo Meggan

Matt and Meg said...

You are so creative!!! I love it. I am sure Reagan was beyond excited!

Kristen said...

You are such a cool Mom! I hope to steal some of your ideas when Caleb gets older and can enjoy them!

Courtney Cakes said...

I love this...

Victoria said...

Your children are so blessed to have you for their mommy! They are going to grow up with the best traditions and memories!

Mrs. Howard said...

We started ours on December 1st too and I'm hoping to blog about it tonight! We didn't do a breakfast, but I think we'll start with that next year. Baby steps! =)

Leah said...

I'm going to fly you down when it's time to do Elf on the Shelf with Avery! Love it and seeing all your pictures. You look fabulous! xo

agalandherdog said...

How cute!!

AJ said...

Can you come to my house and take care of our Elf needs? Our elves are so lazy, they barely remember to move at night. Just sayin'. :) First time visitor from the Hop!

Stacy Renee said...

I love this post! Our elf, Chippey (Madalyn refused to name him for years. It was't until the movie that she started calling him Chippey. lol) comes to visit the day after Thanksgiving. He brought along a friend this year. Her name is Snowflake. I wanted have two elves so I can pass them on to the kids when they have their own family. I wasn't sure they would still be selling "Elf on the Shelf" when I have grandkids.

Madalyn has a tree in her room too. It's a pink tree. I want to get one for Luke, but I thought I would wait until next year since he just turned 1 on Black Friday.

I really enjoy reading your blog! You inspired me to start my own blog this summer. So far I only have one sad post. Haha! I need to work on it more. It's a great way to document the everyday things. =) Like you, I am a first grade teacher staying home with the kids this year. I will be returning to the classroom nexyt year. I promise to start commenting more. Have a great day!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Well, you are one amazing Mom! I'm stopping by from Lowercase Letters and so glad I found you. I imagine you would win "Mom of the year award" the way you manage your children and still have time to make such memories for them with new babies to boot. What a cute post and what a cute blog. Christmas blessings!

Serena Henderson said...

I was just telling Jarik that I totally want to do the Elf on the Shelf with our children. My parents told us straight up there was no Santa when I was a kid. I know the value of teaching children about the reasons behind holidays but I want my children to enjoy the "magic" of it all until the world strips it away! :) Getting so many ideas from you girly!! Seriously my mommy mentor, no lie!