Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Festivities...

Well....our Elf's arrival was a little late, but Santa decided that Owen really needed his own elf this Christmas!!

We had recorded Elf on the Shelf and Owen had watched it a few times, so when our elf arrived Owen knew exactly what it was!  We read the "Elf on the Shelf" book and then worked on naming him.  Owen tried to name him Chippy (from the Elf on the Shelf movie), Christie, and we decided to give him a few options and let him choose.  In the end, he chose to name him Buddy!  

Buddy watched Owen throughout day and then flew back to the North Pole each night to report to Santa.  It's amazing how well this worked!  All I had to say was "remember Buddy's watching you" and Owen would immediately start saying "I want to be on the Nice List".  And each morning Owen would go hunting to find where Buddy had landed and get sooo excited when he found him!  

Owen's daycare had a Christmas Party so we decide to join the fun.  Owen was so excited to see all of his friends, especially EMMIE!

A pic before we left for the party...Love this pic!!

Huggin' on Emmie

Making ornaments...

We also got together with the Childers and Gearharts just before Christmas.  We all met for dinner and then headed to the Square to see the lights and partake in all the activities.  

Owen and Charley at dinner....playing games

We attempted to get a picture of them with the lights...

And the most fun thing of the night....the camel ride! Owen wasn't too sure about this, but decided he would give it a try since Charley was all about it! Drew was the lucky one that got to ride along!!