Monday, December 8, 2008

Elf Update

Well, our elf finally has a name - Beethoven. The kids had the hardest time coming up with a name - so much so that the little elf got quite upset and Santa had to keep him with him at the North Pole for a night to try to cheer him up.

The kids were thinking of all kinds of names - "Ode to Joy", "Snowflake", "Marshmallow", "Mr. Bump", "Elfkin", "Sebastian", "Bell", "Bach", "Mozart", "Mr. Silly", and "Twizzler". The kids each felt strongly about the name they wanted. Finally, out of fear that the elf might not return, the kids carefully drafted a note to Santa and told him all of the names they were considering. They asked Santa to name the elf for them. Santa was happy to oblige and our little elf was named Beethoven. He returned ot our household that very night.

Beethoven has already gotten into mischief twice since his arrival. His first night back he decided to give himself a tattoo.... but instead managed to cover his entire body in Christmas stickers.

Last night Beethoven decided to sample cookies for Santa.... Elizabeth found him in the cookie jar this morning with chocolate chip cookie crumbs all over him. Perhaps he will take a bath tonight!

Tune in later for more elf adventures!

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