The Adventures of Elf Pepper 2014 – Week 2

We’ve had great fun with our elves this week. I always find this middle week to be the hardest as ideas are starting to dry up but its still too early to fall back on the reindeer food or activity books! But I know so many people with their own elf this year that I can usually find something to do at the last minute .. normally around midnight after browsing Facebook and Instagram!

So what have our elves been up to this week?

On day 9 both elves got involved in a spot of wrapping – the toy unit! I’m sure they would have done more if they hadn’t run out of wrapping paper!

Day 9On day 10 they sneaked up to Jasmine’s bed and enjoyed story time with her cuddlies..Day 10

On day 11 they left materials out to make lolly stick Christmas trees..

Day 10

Day 12 saw them having  snowball fight in the living room.. missing the North Pole maybe?Day 11Day 13 was one of my favourite so far.. the elves snuggled up by the campfire to toast marshmallows!Day 12On day 14 the elves had fun sledging down our stairs!Day 13On day 15 the kids were a little wild during the day and a couple of the Christmas decorations got pulled down/knocked down while they were “playing”. I had said I wouldn’t put them back up but the elves felt sorry for the kids and put them back up that night. I am pleased to report no more decorations have been damaged!Day 14Linking up with The Reading Residence and Life With Munchers for #ElfTakeover

The Adventures of Elf Pepper 2014 – Week 1

Wow, it has been a week since our Christmas elves arrived! And what a week it’s been. Elf Jangle Jones has been through several name changes as the kids got to grips with it.. he has been called Jingly Jangle, Jingly Jangly Jones, Jangly Jingly, Jangly Jones and they seem to have finally settled on calling him Elf Jones!

So what have Elf Pepper and Elf Jones been up to this week?

Day 2 saw our naughty elf (Elf Jones) eating all the chocolates from one of the advent calendars

Day 1

On day 3 both elves did some paper craft and left the kids some elf colouring sheets.

Day 3

Day 4 saw Elf Jangle Jones swinging from the light. Elf Pepper did try to stop him but got a bit caught up…

Day 4

On day 5 both elves took it easy with a beer and some snacks in front of the TVDay 5

On day 6 Elf Pepper made some loom band Christmas charms. Elf Jones made a mess!

Day 6

Elf Jones was up to no good again on day 7. He covered the photos, and Elf Pepper, in googly eyes! He was caught red handed drawing on a photo too!Day 7

On day 8 the elves made paper aeroplanes (lots of them!) and had a competition to see whose flew best. Elf Jones wasn’t so good and ended up dangling from the ceiling!Day 8

I have no idea what they will get up to over the next week.. I usually decide right at the last minute after looking on Facebook and Instagram at what everyone else has planned! I really should be more organised!

I am linking up with Life with Munchers and The Reading Residence for #ElfTakeover

The Reading Residence #ElfTakeover

The return of the Christmas Elf

My poor little blog has been somewhat abandoned recently. For no particular reason I have got out of the habit of blogging and I have struggled to find my voice and start again. Well, December has arrived and with it comes .. Elf Pepper! If Elf Pepper doesn’t get me writing again I don’t know what will!

For those that don’t know, Elf Pepper is a Christmas elf sent to us from Father Christmas. He arrives on 1st December and stays until Christmas Eve when he goes home with the big man as he drops of the presents.

This is our third year with Elf Pepper and so to add to the adventure this year I added a second elf, Elf Pepper’s cousin Elf Jangle Jones (don’t ask about the name!) Elf Pepper is our “good” elf now and over the years he has learnt lots of nice things to do but Elf Jangle Jones is a novice and so gets up to lots of mischief! I can see this year is going to be lots of fun!

Elf arrival

Here are our cheeky pair as we found them when we opened the box on Monday morning. I’ll be back with updates throughout December and will be joining in with the #ElfTakeover blog linky run by The Reading Residence and Life with Munchers. If you want to follow our adventures you can also follow me on Instagram where I will share the elves antics daily.

The Reading Residence #ElfTakeover

An interview with Thomas, aged 7

and following Jasmine’s interview, here is Thomas’ birthday interview…

  1. What is your favourite colour?
    Green
  2. What is your favourite toy?
    Lego
  3. What is your favourite fruit?
    Apple
  4. What is your favourite tv show?
    Fierce Earth, Deadly 60 and Finding Stuff Out
  5. What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?
    Cheese and tomato ketchup sandwich
  6. What is your favourite game?
    Playing shops
  7. What is your favourite snack?
    Apple
  8. What is your favourite animal?
    Degu
  9. What is your favourite song?
    Fierce Earth Song
  10. What is your favourite book?
    Star Wars DK Readers books
  11. Who is your best friend?
    Liam
  12. What is your favourite cereal?
    Granola
  13. What is your favourite thing to do outside?
    Play tag
  14. What is your favourite drink?
    Orange juice
  15. What is your favourite holiday?
    Cornwall
  16. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
    Sharky, seal and dolphin
  17. What do you want for your birthday?
    Lego train set
  18. What do you want to be when you grow up?
    A Space scientist

And here is Thomas’ year, November 2013 to October 2014

Thomas 2014

An interview with Jasmine, aged 7

Today was Thomas and Jasmine’s 7th birthday! They have had a really wonderful day, full of everything any seven year old could want (well mine anyway!) – Lego! A couple of days ago I asked them our “birthday interview” questions and here is what Jasmine had to say this year..

  1. What is your favourite colour?
    Red
  2. What is your favourite toy?
    Patch the dog
  3. What is your favourite fruit?
    Banana
  4. What is your favourite tv show?
    Deadly 60
  5. What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?
    Bread, cheese and salad
  6. What is your favourite game?
    Hungry Frogs
  7. What is your favourite snack?
    Biscuits
  8. What is your favourite animal?
    Bunny
  9. What is your favourite song?
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  10. What is your favourite book?
    Creepy Crawlies
  11. Who is your best friend?
    Tommy
  12. What is your favourite cereal?
    Coco Pops
  13. What is your favourite thing to do outside?
    Finding bugs
  14. What is your favourite drink?
    Milk
  15. What is your favourite holiday?
    Cornwall
  16. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
    Taggy teddy 
  17. What do you want for your birthday?
    Lego train set
  18. What do you want to be when you grow up?
    A zoo keeper

And here is Jasmine’s year, November 2013 to October 2014.

Jasmine 2014