What Harold did (in no particular order because I'm extra lazy after all of this "winter break"ing with the kids):
He wrote on mirrors.(Not a fan since I hate cleaning mirrors.)
Took a ride on the ceiling fan.
Decorated with some lights.(It looked pretty dumb, he has no sense of decor.)
He replenished the advent calendar since I ate all of the advent calendar chocolate (no lie).
He enjoyed a burger and fries in the Christmas village.
He set up the Christmas train around the tree on the morning of Christmas Eve. (little kid gasped with wonder and joy when he saw this.)
He put on his Christmas sweater and joined us for Christmas eve.
All in all, it was a very nice visit and we will mark that he was mostly good on our elf survey satisfaction form (honestly, this time). I think I heard the elves will only be coming for 2 weeks next year due to a shortage of workers at Santa's Village, and that's really too bad because we enjoy having him.
He brought them laser tag--I usually don't do gun-type toys but since a magical Christmas elf brought them, I'm going to allow it this one time.
And here are people getting their favorite gifts:
A Kindle Fire for lucky Big Kid.
And Cruncher the dinosaur for little kid.
Oh, also, here is a photo of the Ugly Seagull's holiday entry. I did that all by myself, including getting out a tall ladder and climbing to the top, and carefully measuring strings and hanging those hanging ornaments. This is a big deal. I'll be sad to take them down (that's why I'll make Mr. Ashley do it).
Phew, am I glad we got that over with!! I've never been so on the ball for Christmas before; presents were wrapped ahead of time, house was spotless (for less than 24 hours) and holiday cheer was spread all around....but I needed a good week to week and a half long break after all of that non-procrastination.
Now, I just have to name my favorite book of 2011 and we'll officially be done with last year! (But I'll do that later).