Sunday, December 15, 2013

Weekend Fun (Elf on the Shelf)






Dear Garren and Evan,

Wow!  What a fun weekend we had!  I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to write to you the last two days.  I was so worn out from all the fun.

You guys really got to experience what it's like when other people show God's love to you.  It was so nice of Aunt Keri's friend to give you free tickets to Disney.  Mommy told me all about all the fun you had at the park.  Thank you for taking me along.  I had a good time with you at the hotel.

I also saw that you guys did LOTS of nice things for your friends today.  Even if they don't see you do it, it's always nice to help other people.  Thank you for showing God's love today.

Evan, I also saw when your friend, Logan helped you tie your shoes today.  That was very nice of him.  I heard that he also has Jesus in his heart.  I also heard that he really likes guinea pigs!

Garren, I saw you help Evan today with the TV and with his math.  That was very nice of you.  I also like how you found that new music station on the TV that has good exercising music on it.  I thought I would try it out while you were sleeping.  I found this barbell and lifted weights so I can get big muscles like you and Evan!

I hope you have a great week at school this week.  Don't forget to show God's love!

Love,
Snowball the Elf

Friday, December 13, 2013

Everybody Do Your Share (Elf on the Shelf)


Dear Garren and Evan,

It was a little bit messy when I was walking around last night and I slipped and fell right in this pile of clothes!  I heard that you boys are excellent cleaners.  I saw Evan organize the shoes one time and boy did they look nice and straight.  You did a nice job matching up all the pairs, too!

I also heard that Garren is really good at laundry and making sure all the clothes find their way to the hamper.  Good job, Garren!

Mommy told me that sometimes each of you pick a room to clean and you all pitch in and help.  Teamwork is a great way to show God's love.

I hope you have a great day at school today.  Remember to look for ways to show God's love to your teachers and friends.  Garren, I heard that you helped Charles clean up after math time yesterday.  That was great teamwork, too!  When we all work together, we can get the job done quickly.

Love,
Snowball the Elf

The True Meaning of Christmas (Elf on the Shelf)



Dear Garren and Evan,

Only 13 more days until Christmas!  Yippee!  I heard you guys singing Away in a Manger in your bed last night.  I loved it!  I love listening to both of you sing.  That song was about baby Jesus sleeping in the hay.  Did you know that Jesus wasn't born in a hospital like you?  His daddy, Joseph and his mommy, Mary had to ride a long long way on a donkey to the town of Bethlehem when Jesus was born.  They wanted to stay at the hotel but they couldn't.  There was someone in every single room already and there wasn't even an elevator!  So they had to sleep out in the barn with all the animals and that's where Jesus was born.

I'm really excited about Christmas coming and learning even more about when Jesus was born.  I couldn't sleep last night because I was so excited about it so I decided to jump in this big balloon pit instead.  I think maybe I ate one too many candy canes because I sure was hyper!  I'm glad I didn't wake you up though because I know you need a good night's sleep to do your very best in school.  I hope you have a great day today.  When you get home, will you tell me how you showed God's love at school today?

Love,
Snowball the Elf

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Singing to Jesus (Elf on the Shelf)




Dear Garren and Evan,

We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year!

I sure do love to sign Christmas songs.  My favorite ones are the ones that tell about the birth of Jesus, like Silent Night and Joy to the World.  I could just sing all day!

Evan,  I heard you singing some songs last night at your winter concert and you sounded so good!  It looked like you were having fun with your friends, too.  Sometimes at school they forget that Christmas isn't just about Santa Claus and presents but that the real reason we celebrate Christmas is because it's Jesus' birthday.  Always remember that.  Some of my friends and I got together to sing some Christmas songs to Jesus.

Garren, I saw you do something really cool last night after you got home.  You took your shower and then got dried off and ready for bed without even being told!  You really are growing up and learning to be responsible.  Keep up the good work!

Have a great day today and don't forget to show God's love!

Love,
Snowball the Elf

An Elf Story (Elf on the Shelf)


Dear Garren and Evan,

I love your new TV!  What a nice present.  I heard that Aunt Keri and Uncle David sent you this new TV for Christmas.  That was so very nice of them.  Don't forget to thank Jesus not just for this nice TV, but also for friends and family who love us so much.

Garren, I heard that you beat Grandma at a game of Sorry yesterday.  You sure do have some good strategies.  When you try your very best and really focus on what you are doing, you really do a good job.

Evan, I saw you practicing your handwriting in your cool sight word workbook.  Your handwriting is starting to look really nice.  I can tell that you really tried hard and didn't give up even on the hard letters like "S."  Did you know my name starts with an S?  I wonder if you could write my name.

I hope you both have a super nice day today.  Evan, I'm looking forward to hearing you sing tonight with your class.

Love, 
Snowball the Elf

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Parade (Elf on the Shelf)



 Dear Garren and Evan,

Yesterday was a nice Sunday.  I saw you both get ready for church without even fighting!  Did you make it in time for donuts?  What kind of donuts did you eat?

Mommy told me that you went to the dollar store to get candy for the Christmas parade and you guys picked out even cooler stuff to hand out with it.  I saw kids get really excited to get puzzles, soldiers, play dough, and kids' tissues instead of just regular candy canes.  That was a great way to show God's love.  The parade also looked like a lot of fun.  I decided to make my own parade!  Weeeeee!

I hope you have a great day at school today.

Love,
Snowball the Elf

Sparkly Whites (Elf on the Shelf)


Dear Garren and Evan,

You did a great job keeping to your schedule yesterday.  My favorite thing was at 5:00pm when Jacob came over.  He sure is a nice boy.  You all played together so nicely.  It sure is nice to have good friends.  I especially noticed how nicely you all brushed your teeth.  Wow, you got them so sparkly white!  I tried to see if I could get mine that clean but I might have slipped and made a little bit of a mess.  Oops!

I hope you have a nice day today and learn lots about Jesus.  I love you very much and I'm glad I get to be your elf.

Love,
Snowball the Elf

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Artist Currently Known as Snowball (Elf on the Shelf)


Dear Garren and Evan,

In my last letter I asked you to show God's love to your friends at school.  I was so excited to hear that you did!  Garren, I heard that you helped pick up all the jump ropes and hula hoops at PE today.  That was very nice of you.  I heard that Evan is getting pretty good at the hula hoop!

And Evan, I heard that you helped put away the math buckets in kindergarten today.  That was very kind and helpful of you.  Did you know that Garren's favorite subject is math?  What is your favorite subject, Evan?

I'm looking forward to spending a fun weekend with you.  I heard that a boy named Jacob is coming over.  Is he a nice boy that knows how to show God's love, too?  I can't wait to meet him.  I hope he likes elves.

I sure hope you have a great day today!  Remember to listen to mommy the first time she tells you something.  I'm looking forward to seeing all the new ways you find to show God's love today!

Love,
Snowball the Elf

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I See London, I See France (Elf on the Shelf)



Dear Garren and Evan,

Yesterday started off a little rough.  I heard you guys fighting and yelling at each other.  That hurt my ears and made me feel sad.  Will you both practice being nicer to each other?  I know you can do it because I've seen you do it before.

Later yesterday afternoon I did see Garren do something nice that reminded me of God's love.  Garren, I saw you finish your time on the IPad ten minutes early so that Evan could use it.  That was very kind of you.  Thank you for showing love to your brother.

Evan, I noticed you smelled really clean after your bath last night.  It's important to take good care of our bodies because the Bible says that our bodies are a temple of God because Jesus lives inside our hearts.  It sure sounded like you were having fun in those bubbles!

I hope you both have a really nice day today and learn a lot at school.  Be sure to take your time and try your best on all your work.  Try to think of someone in your class you can show God's love to today.  I would love to hear all about it when you get home.

Love,
Snowball the Elf

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Countdown to Christmas (Elf on the Shelf)



Dear Garren and Evan,

What a great day you had yesterday.  My favorite part was at the Awana boat races.  Your boats looked so nice.  Did you put those together and paint them all by yourself or did you have help?

You didn't see me, but I was hiding in the fellowship hall during the races and I got to see the whole thing.  Garren, I loved how you never gave up.  You showed a lot of perseverance just like it talks about in the Bible.  Good work!  I know Jesus must have been proud of you for trying so hard.  I know I was.

Evan... wow, you won two races!  Even after your sail broke, you didn't let that stop you.  You kept right on going and tried your very best.  Sometimes things are hard but if you try hard and don't give up, that's the most important thing.  I'm so proud of you.

I'm glad I got to watch you boys last night.  I can't wait to see what things you get to do today.  Remember to be good listeners and to get along with each other and to always show God's love.

Love, 
Snowball the Elf

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Information Channel (Elf on the Shelf)


Dear Garren and Evan,

I've been watching you for a whole week now and I've learned a lot about showing God's love.  Evan, I saw you take an extra candy at the chiropractor's office to take home to Garren.  That was really nice of you.

Garren, I saw how you helped Evan get onto the school math website.  That was very kind to help your brother like that.  I'm glad you love each other so much.  You both did really well on all the math problems.  When you have Jesus in your heart, you always try your very best even when no one is looking.  Thank you for showing me how to do that.  I want to try my very best, too.

I learned something while you were sleeping, too.  Did you know that if you push the orange R button on the remote control you can record things on TV?  I asked mommy if it was okay and she said I could record one thing.  Yippee!  Garren, you should push the List button to see what I decided to record!

Love,
Snowball the Elf

By the way... Snowball recorded the Direct TV information channel... one of Garren's favorite channels!

Piano Man (Elf on the Shelf)



Dear Garren and Evan,

I hope you had a good first day back at school.   Did you try your very best today?  

Garren, I was really excited to hear your piano lesson with Miss. Tanya.  You are a really talented piano player.  I really liked hearing you play the Minuet in G and also Silent Night.  You even played all the chords.  Wow!

Evan, I had fun watching you read books with mommy.  You were so fast finding the pictures in I Spy!

I hope you guys have a good day tomorrow at school.  Be sure to wear your listening ears to school and keep them on when you get home.  I can only stay at your house if you are good listeners and get along with each other.  I know you can do it.  Just try hard!

Love,
Snowball the Elf

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Naughty or Nice? (Elf on the Shelf)

Tomorrow morning the boys are either going to think this is so funny or be completely freaked out.  Which will it be?  That silly elf... 



Dear Garren and Evan,

Thank you so much for taking me to church yesterday.  I got to learn all about the different parts of worship and even got to see Evan make cookie dough!  Yummy!  Garren, I heard that your Bible verse was Deuteronomy 10:12.  Will you read that to me?

I'm very excited that you guys have been getting along so well lately.  I love watching you play games together.  Evan, make sure you follow all the rules.  Garren can help you since he knows how to read and he's very good at games.  Evan, you are very good at puzzles.  I saw you put the Monsters University puzzle together all by yourself two times.  Wow, that was so cool!

I hope you both have a fun day at school today.  Be sure to do your very best at everything you do.  I can't wait to see you when you get home.

Love,
Snowball the Elf

The next morning...



Evan LOVED it!  He is still talking about it.  After he crawled through, he went back through to get all of his stuffed animals to come through also.  Garren, on the other hand, refused to come out of his room until the tape was gone.  He couldn't wait for it to be gone.