Tuesday, December 1, 2015

North Pole Breakfast with Our Elf on the Shelf

It's December 1st y'all! Where has this year gone?!?
It's a rainy, dreary day, but we're not letting that dampen our Christmas spirits. We have started this Holiday season off with a bang with our Christmas countdown...starting off with the arrival of our elf, Snarf. 
 I am totally not a fan of the Elf on the Shelf tradition. It's exhausting, and you have to be on your A-Game all of December. However, my children love it, and love their elf. They have been talking about him for several weeks now, so I knew I would have to get over myself, and run with it.
We had a North Pole Breakfast waiting on the kids this morning. They think that Snarf the Elf put this spread together...well at least S.R. does. E is in that in-between stage of analyzing whether this actually makes sense, but I can say that he was up at 5:55 a.m. this morning excited to see Snarf at the kitchen table. ;-)
This year we are really focusing on others, instead of ourselves. I have several service projects and "random acts of kindness" activities planned(does that still make it random if I plan it??) Anyway, I found this cute little printable and loved the idea of it. The kids immediately ran to their playroom and started bringing down toys to fill the box. I just wrapped a box with coordinating wrapping paper to make it look a little more festive. The intent is to fill this box and donate it.
 Decorations were either things we had on hand, or purchased from Walmart.

 Hubs made the reindeer donuts. He was quite proud of his contribution. I love that we were able to make this a team effort.
I completely forgot about getting noses for the reindeer. They looked pretty ridiculous without them. Thankfully we had some leftover Whoppers from Halloween. Crisis averted!

On the menu:
Elf Hats(strawberries sitting on banana slices)
Reindeer Donuts(pretzels, candy eyes, Whoppers, and icing to glue it all in place)
Powdered White Donuts
Fruit Cups
Scrambled Eggs
Almond Chocolate Milk(soooo delicious dangerous ;-) )

Snarf also brought little gifts for the kiddos.
This was S.R.'s gift.
 And E's gift. All items were purchased from Walmart.
Even though putting this together was a tiny bit exhausting, it was well worth it to see the big smiles when they woke up.
Christmas Magic is in full swing here at the Waggoner home!

Make sure to check back frequently to see what sort of mischief Snarf will be into!