I would like to introduce everyone to our friend Little. Little is our Elf on the Shelf and he flies to us every December 1st. For those of you not familiar with Elf on the Shelf, Little (named by The Oldest Daughter) is a scout elf sent to our home by Santa Claus himself.
Little sits quietly by and watches over the girls each day - then every night he flies back to the North Pole and lets Santa know if The Girls have been naughty or nice. Now we added a little spin to our tradition and if the girls are good then Little will bring two small gifts back with him from The North Pole.
The Girls love Little and sometimes I find them standing there, just looking at him. I like Little too because he seems to bring with him a whole lot of Christmas magic. Plus, look how cute he is!
His only downfall, I find that The Girls are getting up even earlier to be the first one to fine Little's new resting spot (he picks a new place to sit every day) and to see if they have a gift in their stocking.