|Yes, our Elf is on the creepy side haha ...." I am watching you!"|
When we got home Raya was terrified to walk inside haha. She was unsure of what to expect I think! And when she saw Twinkle she just stared at her :-P I ended up not doing anything fancy for the big reveal because I wanted her up high (while the girls learn not to touch her) and I wanted her to have the book to read, so I just ended up sitting her on top of our cupboards for today.
After reading the book though Raya warmed up quickly and was all about this new elf! She asked me about one million questions and so all day I've had to weave an elaborate web of lies ---that I'm hoping I can remember year after year ;-) Raya has already asked me why Twinkle didn't come to her house last year (um, she remembers last year?) and when I tried to say it was because Twinkle was waiting for her to be a big girl then Raya said "but Brielle's not a big girl yet so why does *she* get Twinkle this year too?" ....Seriously kid, just go with it! Mama doesn't know why....just because :-P
|Not taking her eyes off Twinkle!|
|Notice how she's looking up at Twinkle while she dances LOL ...yes Raya, Twinkle is always watching you!|
The best part of having Twinkle around is that if Raya starts to act naughty I just say "oh Twinkle, I hope you don't tell Santa about this!" ...and Raya immediately says "I'm being good now Twinkle!" :-) Today Brielle started throwing a fit about something and my threat didn't work on her obviously, and you should have seen how big Raya's eyes got---you could tell she was in shock that Brielle dared to ignore the warning about Twinkle! Then Raya went over to Brielle and gave her a big hug and tried to cheer her up, all the while staring up at Twinkle to make sure she was watching her good behavior!
Today we also did other "festive" things---like decorate more windows
And decorate some Xmas trees! (we decorated the large hunting themed tree in Lee's man cave, and also this small set of 3 trees that are our countdown to Christmas trees....we still need to go pick out our real tree at a tree farm some time!)
Then this evening we went in to Walmart to buy decorations for the outside of our house! Raya is so obsessed with outdoor decorations. She always points out the pretty houses when we drive and says "oh, that's a cool one!" and she asks why our house isn't decorated. Well, we've never done outside decorations----but Lee decided he'd do it for Raya :-) So tomorrow they are going to decorate the front of the house---she will love it!
After our Walmart trip the girls got to wear their new xmas pjs! Every year I buy new xmas pjs. They wear them during the month and then have cute pjs for the xmas morning pictures during present opening :-)
Well, this is one time when being the youngest and getting hand-me-downs pays off! Check out Brielle holiday pjs stash this year
So tonight the girls wore their new matching pjs while picking out the first book from our Coundown to Christmas book tree!
|Brielle loves picking and unwrapping the books too! Now we have a problem because there is arguing over who picks the book for the night lol|
|Rudolph to the Rescue ---our first book of the season!|