Emily is 3 1/2 so this is the first year that she really "gets" Christmas. I have been counting down the months until I could start talking to her about Christmas....and also for using "Santa is watching". Elf on the Shelf is all over Pinterest and the web these days and I have to agree that it is awesome. I can't wait until next year when I can do fun things like stage a snowball fight with Emily's toys and the elf or have the elf turn the milk green. This year I thought just a simple introduction to the elf and his "magic" would be enough to absorb. So this year we started a new family tradition of North Pole breakfast with a visit from our family elf. Wonderful timing as NBC had a new Elf on the Shelf cartoon on the night before!
Our special breakfast consisted of orange glazed rolls and hot cocoa with chocolate mint marshmallows. And coffee for mommy and daddy of course.