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The Adventures of Elf Pepper – Week 3

Our Elf has had a fairly quiet week this week because 4 out of the 5 of us have been poorly. He has still been up to a little bit of mischief though, and brought us some good things to do to keep us occupied in our sick house!

On Sunday 16th December he rode round the house on Rudolph!

On Monday he made the kids a Christmas Card, and seems to have got himself covered in stickers!

Elf Pepper covered in stickers
On Tuesday he thought he’d have a go at Bungee-ing from the tinsel on one of the ceiling lights!

Bungee Elf!
On Wednesday 19th December Elf Pepper brought a letter from Santa for each of the children.

Letters from Santa
On Thursday I was very poorly and tucked up in bed at 8pm. Elf Pepper got the toy medicine kit out and was checking Teddy over to make sure he hadn’t joined in with the rest of the house and got a nasty bug, but he forgot to take a photo 😉

On Friday he left us the ingredients and instructions on how to make Magic Reindeer Food

On Saturday I was poorly again and back in bed at 8pm. This time Elf Pepper made an amazing Duplo construction, complete with crane lift, to help him scale the Christmas Tree! He even remembered to take a photo 🙂

Amazing Climbing Elf!


and finally, tonight Elf Pepper has set the little Christmas Tree up in the middle of the room with some of his friends and left presents as a Thank You for looking after him so well. He has also made a Memory Book for us (not quite finished as the printer ran out of ink!) and left out his Report card to remind us to fill it in!

Elf Peppers Leaving Gift

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The Adventures of Elf Pepper – Week 2

Elf Pepper has been very busy, and very mischievous since my previous “adventures” blog post.

On Saturday 8th December he unravelled a ball of wool all over the dining room and then hid on top of the curtains!

Saturday 8th December

On Sunday 9th December he hid from us, but left a note to help us find him

Hiding in the house

Note from Elf Pepper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On Monday he sneaked upstairs and put all Jasmine’s pants in Thomas’ drawer and vice versa (No photos of this one!)

On Monday night he put the tree up for us so we could decorate it on Tuesday morning

Christmas Tree ready to decorate

On Tuesday he enjoyed a game of dominoes with some friends


On Wednesday he “decorated” the Christmas Tree with underwear!

Elf "decorated" Tree!

On Thursday he left us a great activity to do

Cotton Wool Snowman

On Friday he brought an Imaginext Advent Calender as a treat

A Present from Elf Pepper

Finally, on Saturday he had a quiet night and sat reading a book with a snack and a little friend

Elf Pepper having a quiet night

We currently have 2 poorly children here, so I have a feeling Elf Pepper will be having a quiet day or 2 now … but you never know 😉

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Putting up the Tree

The Christmas Tree is up and Christmas has fully arrived in our house!

The Elf put it up on Monday night and Daddy did the lights (only grown ups are allowed to do the lights!), but the baubles were left out for the kids to do when they woke up on Tuesday

Christmas Tree ready to decorate

Christmas Tree ready to decorate

Adding the baubles

Adding the baubles












Decorating the tree

Adding the baubles

Putting the Star on top

and the Star on top














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Welcome Elf Pepper

This morning when we came downstairs the children were surprised to find a parcel for them in the living room:

A Parcel from the North Pole

A Christmas Elf had mysteriously been delivered while we all slept!

Welcome Elf Pepper Jollybells Winters 🙂

Elf Pepper Jollybells Winters

Elf Pepper arrived with his passport, an introductory letter, an Elf report card so we can report back to Father Christmas about his behaviour (because elves can be a bit naughty you know!), 3 behaviour charts for the children, and 3 chocolate coins to pay for his board.

Elf Pepper's paperwork

He also brought the children an advent calendar each 🙂

Jasmine took Elf Pepper to Gymnastics with her this morning and while they were gone the boys and I made him a bed (obviously he will need somewhere to sleep as he is staying with us until December 24th).

We used the box he arrived in and covered it with Christmas wrapping paper. The boys then used felt tip to decorate 2 pieces of fabric, one for a sleeping bag and one for a pillow. I sewed these up and Elf Pepper was quite happy 🙂

Elf Pepper's Bed

While we were out at a Christmas Fayre this afternoon Elf Pepper drew the children a picture and ate a piece of bread! I wonder what he will get up to tonight? As this is the first time we have been visited by a Christmas Elf, anything is possible 😉

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