Christmas brings us a special guest each year... Mr Colby the Elf! He is quite the active little Elf too! Here are some of his antics this year.
Colby arrived in our home Sunday, December 3. Of course I forgot to take a picture of his arrival. He was waiting and watching from our TV console with his Elf on the Shelf book! Stryker was very excited to see that he had come back and we read his book that night to remind us of what he was here to do (watch Stryker and fly back to the North Pole and report to Santa daily). And during his stay here at the Hearthstone, Colby was very busy doing all kinds of fun mischief!
We found him roasting marshmallows:
He left Stryker a note on the bathroom mirror:
He spelled out a sweet message in M&Ms:
The crazy Elf replaced our stockings with underwear:
He perched high to watch us during the weekend:
Stryker spent the night with Nana & Poppa and Colby waited in his room for him:
He read The Christmas Story to some of Stryker's friends:
He got into the Christmas cupcakes for a late night snack:
He did a trapeze act one night:
He colored Stryker a very pretty picture & wrote him a note:
He spent a relaxing night in the hot tub:
He got stuck:
He built a really great house with Stryker's legos:
He dyed our milk pink and had some of our Christmas Trees:
He had a Snowman Party:
He was captured by the bad guys:
With only 5 days until Christmas, he caught a nap:
He played Jenga with Bark & Cocky:
He got a little home sick and hung out in the cold freezer:
He got his syrup fix:
Stryker still mentions how much he misses Colby since he's gone. We are excited for him to return next year!