I introduced Jake, our Elf on the Shelf in my North Pole Breakfast post, but I didn't really go into detail about what his purpose is. He shows up everyday during the Christmas Holidays to make sure the kids are on their best behaviour. Sometimes, he just shows up in different places in the house just to watch, but sometimes he brings gifts.....
Apparently he spent half the night one night drawing a picture of himself with the Kids.
The kids were so excited, but couldn't understand why Jake made their hair so yellow.
I couldn't understand why he didn't clean up his mess.....Shouldn't he be setting an example??
I thought it was pretty nice of him to bring enough goodies for everyone in the family so we could have a nice movie night!
He brought these glasses....When you put them on and looked at the Christmas lights..or any lights for that matter, they would change form....one pair made the lights look like snowflakes, another pair made them look like reindeer and the other pair made them look like snowmen. It was pretty cool!!!
We went to the Deer Lease one weekend and the kids were surprised to wake up
Saturday morning to Jake and Smores supplies!!!
The next morning he was waiting with Subway coupons.
(We always stop at Subway on the way home from the deer lease)
of course he did remind us that it's not all about the gifts...
He showed up one day with his own little snowy play area.
in a bowl of candy...
tangled in some lights that Colton had hung in the garage....
and again with gifts.....
One day he brought Tic Tacs in decorated boxes.
Jake just hanging out in the tree
Honestly, I failed a little in the picture department when it came to Jake.
He showed up everyday for 24 days and then disappeared on Christmas eve.
The kids knew it was coming so they said their goodbyes.
Until next year!!!!