So yesterday Spike drew on the pictures of Aiden and Addy. He left a note asking them to draw a picture of him. This was the perfect thing to do because Aiden has completely moved this day to day operation in a style that makes it very simple to follow suit.
Aiden drew a picture of Spike as pictured below:
Aiden then took his creative brain and built the following little package
It might hard to tell what this all is so let me explain. First, the glass of orange juice to give him something to drink. The picture is below. The wood structure is a table with some cereal for the Spike to eat. The block with the little paper is his seat to sit down and enjoy the meal. Spike did not have to be real creative last night. Spike just needed to respond to what was given to him.
This morning Aiden and Addy woke up to the following scene
Spike left a note explaining that he drank all the OJ, ate the cereal and framed his picture over the photo of Aiden. He is beyond excited to see what the snack is going to be. I wonder what the snack will be?
Spike has continued to make his way around the Maurer househhold. I thought I would share some pictures to document his journey so far.
Here is the link to the first day he arrived: http://coffeeforthebrain.blogspot.com/2011/12/spike-elf-on-shelf-has-arrived-in-house.html
The last few days some crazy things have happened with Spike being in our house.
First, Aiden thought that Spike would be hungry watching all day so he put a pretzel next to him. Of course Spike took a bite and left Aiden a note.
Spike then moved around to the top of the fridge and was hiding in a basket to keep a watchful eye on their behavior.
Spike then became a little crafty and had a little too much fun while we were all asleep and left us a little mess, but a good mess. It might a little hard to read the letter, but Spike and Aiden correspond through this paper. The message with this image reads, “Have you ever made an Elf Angel in the snow?” Aiden explained to Addy that Spike is able to write because Santa has provided him the magic to write and think. He also gave me a 3 minute explanation about how Spike is real because his eyes are real eyes and not fake sticker eyes like baby dolls and superheroes.
Last, we woke up this morning to see Spike still on a roll with having fun in our house at night. I don’t know how we keep missing all the fun when Amanda and I are up with Ava all night 🙂 You will notice that Aiden wrote Spike back stating he has not made an Elf Angel. Spike left another message, “Do you like my art? Draw a picture of me.” So far, the kids have not located this scene yet so I will be interested to see how they respond.
Whew! Great thing I remembered this morning while looking for my footpod to set out Spike(name of our Elf on the Shelf). I stuck him in a location that allowed them to find it easy, but out of the way of being touched. When I returned from the Y, the kids were super jacked up that he arrived. They have been waiting since Thanksgiving. We told Aiden and Addy that he does not arrive until December 1st. This morning Spike arrived and they received a piece of candy from their Advent Calendar.
Let the imagination go to work as I find new spots for Spike.