Thursday, December 24, 2009
Ernie is our elf on a shelf. He appeared at our house on December 1st with a book explaining his reason for visiting. Ernie was sent by Santa and he spends the days at our house watching and observing. Each night he goes back to the North Pole to report to Santa and when he returns to our house the next morning he is in a new location. Although Ernie scared Jenna to death when he first arrived (he was sitting on her pillow waiting for her at bedtime, and she was literally screaming and shaking she was so scared), she has warmed up to him and is sad to see him go. We've seen photos online of some elves who get into a lot of mischief, but Ernie was a very well behaved elf this year. In fact, he seemed most comfortable hiding with our Christmas decorations. We'll be sad to see him leave tonight (he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve and doesn't return until next Christmas) and can't wait for him to reappear next year!