Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Elf on the Shelf

Tonight I started a new Christmas tradition with Maddie.  The Elf on the Shelf is a story about a little elf that comes to see if you've been naughty or nice.  Every night he flies to the North Pole to report your behavior to Santa.  Then every morning he comes back to your house and you have to find him :)  He can be in the livingroom, the kitchen, the bathroom, or even in the car (which will come in handy when we drive to Tennessee next week!!)  Holy cow, did I just say NEXT WEEK??  :)  Sorry, back to the Elf...in the book it says you are to give your elf a name of his very own.  I asked Maddie what she wants to name our Elf when we see him tomorrow.  She said "Pyga" (pronounced PIE-ga).  I said that was an interesting name and asked what it means.  She said, "It means to jump and roll".  A few seconds later she said it means to chew apples (she was eating an apple slice).  I think it's a cute name and I'm glad she came up with it on her own.  Alright, I have to be honest...Pyga wasn't the first name she suggested.  The first name she said was San Diego.  However, she recently named a giraffe and TWO stuffed dogs San Diego so I suggested she give him a name of his very own.  Then she wanted to name him Maddie.  Nope, try again :)  That's when she said Pyga. 

(please excuse the quality of the pictures, it was easier to snap a few with my phone rather than the camera...)
The book

Here's where Maddie will find Pyga in the morning:

a close up of Pyga :)

Stay tuned for updates on where we find Pyga!!

1 comment:

  1. I lOVE the Elf on the Shelf tradition. We will probably start it next year. Not sure if Colt will understand this year. But I can't wait to get it!

    We will be in K-Town too this weekend. Have a great Thanksgiving!