A spa day for an Elf on the Shelf wouldn’t be complete without a marshmallow bubble bath in the sink. In preparation for the luxurious soak they had hung blue paper snowflakes around the bathroom the day before. I’d love to see the snowflakes again another year but the marshmallows made a horrible mess once the kids got to them.
This is the 4th year our elves, Ralphie, Henry, and Roderick, have spent the holiday season with us. In that time they have forged some traditions. Some things the boys look forward to each year are advent calendars, ornaments, and a special treat cooked up by the elves near the end of their stay. They have already delivered ornaments and advent calendars this year. I wonder what deliciousness they will cook up in a few weeks.
Year 4 began with a warm, gooey pot of chocolate fondue. My boys, just turned 10 and about to be 7, had been anxiously awaiting the return of our elves, Ralphie, Henry, and Roderick. They arrived Thanksgiving morning as expected. Thankfully the boys heeded the elves’ advice and waited until we were downstairs to fire up the fondue pot. So much fun!