Max, our elf returned on December 2nd making our Christmas season so much fun! He arrived a little later this year because he was needed at the North Pole for a special project. Mason has been anticipating his arrival since the day he left last year. He loves Max so much and wishes he could stay with us the whole year. I'm not so against that either since Mason jumps out of bed so easily every morning so eager to find Max. Thank you Max!!!
Today I wanted to share some of what Max has been up to since his arrival. Just ignore the grainy and horrible pictures. It's still dark in the mornings when Mason is getting up and finding his elf.
Max arrived and brought Mason some donuts from the North Pole, some milk and a Christmas countdown chain.
We left to go camping for our Polar Express weekend on this day. Mason was ecstatic to find that Max had joined us in the camper. He brought Mason pajamas to wear on the Polar Express train ride and he even had on matching pajamas. I know I heard Mason say at least a hundred times "I can't believe Max flew all the way here!"
We woke up to find Max riding our new reindeer and still in his pajamas. Mason and I said he is definitely our elf because we love our pajamas as well! This was one of the sweetest days. After school Mason asked me to get him a shoebox from our craft closet. He then went around putting some of his toys in the box and asked me to help him wrap it. Then he took it over to Max and asked him if he could take it to the North Pole and ask Santa to give it to a kid that doesn't have much. Mason is the sweetest boy with the biggest heart! He also asked Max if he could take his broken piggy bank to the North Pole and ask his elf friends to fix it for him. He also made Max a Christmas tree that said "I love you". Mason said he wrote his 'e' backwards just like Max does because he didn't want to make him feel bad. Oh my word! I just love this boy.
Of course Max delivered! He brought back Mason's piggy bank fixed as best as the elves could and a special report card from Santa! Santa was so proud of Mason's sweet heart and kindness. Max also started our countdown chain since we kept forgetting to do that!
After a long night and journey to and from the North Pole Max was tired. We found him at the coffee bar drinking a latte.
Max knew that we were going to Bethlehem Revisted on this day so he left Mason's bible story book for us to read about Jesus' birth. He also laid out Mason's nativity.
We found Max with a Batman cape and mask on and him sitting in the Batmobile. Max told Mason that he flew through Gotham City on his way back from the North Pole and that it was so cool!
Does your family have an elf? What's your favorite thing he/she has done this year?