Elf on the Shelf — Day 4

Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin’, ring ting tinglin’ to
Come on it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
The snow is fallin’ and friends are callin’ “you-who”
Come on it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with, you
With you!

I found my way to this sleigh last night and felt the need to sing a little Christmas tune!  Luke still has not named me, so I guess Mr. Elf just many permanently be my name!  You will love what I have planned for tomorrow!

Elf on the Shelf Day 1

Good Morning from Mr. Elf!  I still have no name so I will just be Mr. Elf for now!  Will keep you posted when a name has been decided for me!

This morning I was found in the middle of the Skylanders game.  I was just hanging out waiting for the game to begin.  I will spend the day on this very spot, but be prepared because tomorrow morning, I will be someplace else and you just never know where I may turn up!

New Tradition


I have caught the Elf on the Shelf bug!  I bought the elf and book set a couple of weeks ago, but tonight, I gave it to Luke and we read the story.

Every day, I am going to post a picture of where the silly elf ends up in the night.  I have seen some pretty fun Pinterest ideas and may just have to try my hand at a few of them.

For the next month, the elf (who hasn’t been named yet) will be having lots of adventures and we will be making some fun Christmas memories.

Where will he be when Luke wakes up in the morning?  You will have to wait until tomorrow to find out!

A Book and a Warm Bed

It makes my heart happy to see Mr. Luke enjoying reading.  He has always loved books and by the looks of his overflowing bookshelf (almost all purchased at garage sales), I would say, he has a pretty large collection.  It is not always easy to find interesting books for 10 year old boys, but Luke has found a great series called Conspiracy 365 by Usborne Books.

These books are action packed and filled with mind grabbing information.  There are 13 books in the series including one for each month of the year and one called Revenge.  This is what the Usborne website says about the books….

On New Year’s Eve, Cal is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning…

“They killed your father. They’ll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days.”

Hurled into a life on the run the 15-year-old fugitive is isolated and alone. Hunted by the law and ruthless criminals, Cal must somehow uncover the truth about his father’s mysterious death and a history-changing secret. Who can he turn to, who can he trust, when the whole world seems to want him dead?

The clock is ticking. Any second could be his last.

Callum Ormond has been warned.
He has 365 days.
The countdown has begun…
12 books. 12 months.

Sounds suspenseful, doesn’t it?   Anyway, here is a pic of Luke from last night while curled up in my bed reading his book.

One more thing…since I am thrifty and have a hard time stomaching buying a book that will only get read once (most likely) and then sit on a shelf, we have reserved the next books in the series at the library and can hopefully keep up with the series that way.  We love our local library and frequent it quite often.  Now you know where we will be spending a lot of our summer!


I love this saying.  I am a strong believer in leaving things better than the way you found them.  It is good stewardship and being a good steward helps the earth to be safe and healthy for the coming generations.  We can’t change everything, but we can do our part!  Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day Inspirations

Sunday, April 22 is Earth Day!!

Earth Day is a great way to teach kids about the importance of being kind to our planet.  There are so many great resources for kids activities or you can simply get involved by cleaning up your neighborhood or a local park.  In Minot right now there is a huge need for volunteers to help clean up flood debris and what better day to do it than Earth Day!!!

Here are so really fun kids activities that you just may want to try this year!

Just a few ideas to get the creativity going! So get out there this weekend and make a difference.  Something as simple as cleaning your own yard, planting a tree, or picking up some trash makes a big difference in making the Earth just a little better for the next generation!