One went back but one came home and that night we broke it out. We had recently been struggling with Chaz's listening skills so we thought this would be a great
Oh and his name? Yep, Pingle. If you read the book you know you have to name your elf and since it was Chaz's elf he named him. Pingle. I love the imaginations of little ones. Fletcher's elf is named Christmas tree. How cute are they?!?!
Now before I take you through the "Month of Pingle" please know that I have a few excuses for our less than creative days 1) we are living on little sleep with a newborn 2) we are forgetful (I feel I have a more legit pass than Ryan) 3) did I mention we are t.i.r.e.d?? Anyways, we tried our best but sometimes we were not as creative as others. Or we would just totally forget until I was up feeding Dane and Ryan would abruptly be woken up by a bump and a "Hey, did you move Pingle???" Ugh. You will notice our creativity levels go up and down. God love the elf!!
Day 1: Pingle reveals himself to the family by hiding in my village. Chaz found him within seconds.
And Christmas morning we hid him under Gaga and Papa's Christmas tree. You are able to touch the elf on Christmas morning because he had used all his magical powers for the year. Then he will return to the North Pole to regain his magical powers for next year. Once Chaz noticed him he just started screaming "THERE IS PINGLE!!!" It took us a while to convince him that he could touch him now. Once he agreed he was so excited. He hugged on him for a long time. And of course he told him "thank you and I love you"
Thank you, Pingle! You made our Christmas season just that much more fun! Next year I vow to be creative (almost) every day!