It's the first of December!!! And this year that means the Elf on the shelf comes to stay :) Kids were so excited this morning to come down and find the box on Marks desk, but when they opened it it was empty! A quick search and we found that Star (as the kids named her) was in the kitchen with a surprise breakfast for them :)
storytelling Sunday of the year! Due to the time of year I thought it made most sense to document the decorations we've bought for the kids over the years. Each year we buy them a decorations which represents something from that year, a hobby or milestone or something. The idea is that when they are older and have their own homes they can take them for their own trees.
These are Caitlin's. The first 3 are because my nickname for her has been Tinkerbell ever since she was born. I wanted to call her Isabelle when I was pregnant but then Mark pointed out Isabelle Steele (is a bell steel) was a bit mean, lol. The ballet shoes I got her the year she started dance lessons and the snowflake will have a photo of her first day of school......when I get around to printing it off that it. This year I've got her a chipboard christmas tree which we can decorate together as she really has developed her creative skills this year.