Written by Jessica on Monday, December 15, 2008

...That's kinda how Saturday went, except it was more like, Taylor got runned over at the reindeer run...

Yep. Trampled! Apparently he didn't know the big cannon that they shot off meant to GO! So he was looking around to see what the loud noise was while the other kids took off, knocking him to the ground and trampling him. Luckily, he's fine, a few small scratches on his hands, some dirty footprints on his jacket, and a bruised ego. After he recovered, he just wanted to finish the race and was disappointed he didn't get to finish. It could have been worse, much worse, their were several kids that fell and were trampled, one that we know of had his leg broken.

Before the race:

On to other children with battle wounds... My little sweet Brayden Bear was attacked by the small unassuming Tucker Monster today.

3 small teeth marks:

Santa knows I need a little helper and so he sent me the most wonderful little Elf named Trick. If you've never read the book, The Elf on the Shelf, and you have small children, you HAVE to get this book! Taylor's class has an Elf in their room, named Trick as well, that has been reporting to Santa since the beginning of the month. He was so excited to see that we now have an Elf at home as well. To give you the down and dirty, it's a little elf that comes with a book that cleverly lays out the rules in a Dr. Seuss rhyming style. You have to name and register your elf online and you get an authentic adoption certificate for your elf along with a note from Mrs. Claus thanking you for taking care of her Elf and allowing him to take care of the very important task he was assigned; that assignment of course being to help Santa make his naughty or nice list. The Elf flies to the North Pole each and every night to give Santa a daily report. When he returns, he's somewhere different in you home, to watch and report the next day. Should he be touched by kiddie hands at any point during the day, he loses some of his magic and can't fly to the North Pole that night, meaning he'll still be in the same spot the next morning. Here's our little Trick:

BTW - The kids in Taylor's kindergarten class came up with some names and voted on them, Trick being the winner and Taylor insisted our Elf share the same name.

He first appeared in our tree on December 15, 2008:

1 i *heart* comments!:

Jen said...

I want an Elf!!! So sorry Taylor got ran over and someone got their leg broken. What a fun child-friendly event! :-)