Hannah patiently awaited Bobble Chippey’s return and today was that day! A few times over the weekend she commented, ‘Mommy, I wonder when Bobble Chippey is coming back?’ and we were pretty sure it would be soon!
I like the more simplified version of the Elf breakfast that you created this year BC! It was a hit with both of us. Christmas Rice Krispies, Hershey Kisses scattered about the table and Disney Christmas Kinder Eggs.
BC wrote Hannah note talking about how excited he was to be back and to play their ‘Can You Find Me’ game each morning! He also said he’d heard that she’d begun to read so she could read some of the words in his Elf on the Shelf book that he’d brought back with him. She couldn’t wait and tonight that was one of her stories. When I began to read it to her she quickly stopped me and said, ‘Mommy! Bobble Chippey said he wants to hear me read some of it too!’ She did help me and was pretty proud of herself. She is really close to taking off reading, I just need to make more time for her to read to me. Trying to change that up right now.
Part of the decorations that BC uses each year are these fun little place mats we made in 2012 with her then 3yo little feet and hands. Tonight as I made dinner (can a quick hot dog before running out to baton really be considered a meal???) I watched her as she carefully placed her hands and feet over those on the place mats to see how she’d grown.
Welcome back Bobble Chippey! It’s hard to believe that this is already your 4th year visiting us! (2011, 2012 and 2013 - final year of her little puffy pull-up butt!) Hannah is beyond excited that you are back and I know you and she will have lots of fun each morning as she looks to find you in your new hiding spot!