We became an elf family this year!
Aside from sitting in a toy airplane on top of the fridge one day and sipping syrup on a kitchen counter on another, most days Ginger just returned from the North Pole to sit simply on a cabinet or table or shelf to be discovered there by Michael and Sophie in the morning and to do her scout elf duty.
On Friday, coincidentally on my last day of work before Christmas, Ginger left a note for Michael and Sophie at the top of the stairs saying that Santa knew they had been good and wished for her to do some tricks to make them laugh. After reading that note we found this:
On Saturday she left another note for the kids explaining that her favorite color is red (favorite colors are a big deal around here lately) and that she hoped their Cheerios would be extra cheery thanks to the milk she had prepared.
On Sunday she made a "snow" angel. Although the kids did get a kick out of that, Sophie requested more red milk.
Perhaps in response to Sophie's request, last night Ginger left a note saying she would only be hanging around for a couple more days. She also asked, "What color is the Grinch? Go have some milk to see!"
The ornaments she strung are ones Michael and Sophie have been making over the last few weeks. She must have overheard us talking about stringing them in the playroom doorway.
And that colored milk got a big laugh again. Silly Ginger!
Tomorrow I bet she'll be in the Christmas tree so she can easily hitch a ride back to the North Pole with Santa.
I'm very glad that Ginger came to us. We will definitely miss her and look forward to her return next year!