Sunday, December 19, 2010

Harold Hubert Piggybottom Days 13-19

So, Harold Hubert Piggybottom is still with us. We're getting down to the last week of his visit and there is some major anxiety about his departure. I have made sure the kids know that if we're excessively sad about him leaving, we may not be chosen to host an elf next year--so we better not be crying on Christmas morning about the elf going home. (I didn't predict this being a problem...but now I know.)

Anyway, Harold has:

Brushed his teeth in their bathroom. 

Gone horseback riding.

Stuffed himself into the Christmas village bridge to watch the snowman. 

Climbed our globe to see the North Pole. 

Had some cookies and milk. 
(Big Kid was a little irked that he had helped himself to cookies but I thought we should let it go since he is our guest and we don't ever feed him.)

Hung from the kitchen lights. 
(Hey, he can't come up with some creative tableau each and every night of the holiday season, sometimes hanging around is enough.)

And this morning he brought us a Peanuts nativity. We were all pretty excited about this because we love Charlie Brown.

In other Christmas related news, a friend drove through our community to see the lights and said neighbors of mine were dressed as elves in their front yard, with their elf children dancing around a fire. The traffic is completely insane right now and it sounds like a block party every single night with shouted Merry Christmases and caroling.

I told you these people were really crazy about Christmas!


Anonymous said...

The elf assigned to my house "forgot" to get a new hiding place again this morning...I either have a very lazy elf or too much wine at my house. I really enjoy reading about BK and lk's elf, though!

Jennifer said...

Our elf is hanging out on some paper lanterns that are still up from Baby Girl's birthday party. He really, really likes that spot as he's been there a couple of days.

Anonymous said...

Pictures, please!!!! I have to see all this Christmas craziness! And I love your elf. I'm thinking he should hang out with Reggie next.

The Mermaid Cottage said...

Although I don't always comment, I just have to tell you that I enjoy your blog so much. I think Big and Little are great little guys full of love and personality...obviously loved and nurtured by you and Mr. Ashley. Looking forward to reading about the ups and downs of your family story in 2011! (And although I enjoyed Christmas too...I'm kinda glad it's over:)