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Elf on the Shelf, 2012


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Jack and Julia have been at it again. Follow their 2012 adventures!

Here’s how it all started…

Happy Thanksgiving! Our elves Jack and Julia have been waiting MONTHS for the “holidays” to come back and visit.  They appeared Thanksgiving morning, right where we make our Thankful leaves. Looks like they each have something special to be thankful for.

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The day after Thanksgiving, we found them setting up the Advent Calendar. They must have known we get our tree and start decorating today!

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Not tricky at all. Jack was spotted within seconds of bedroom doors opening. They took about a half hour to find Julia, though, hiding in the Moscow Mule mugs.

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Jack reading the Christmas books. Julia playing peek-a-boo!

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Wow! Real letters from Santa! Looks like the Aucello kids both made the Nice List. Whew!

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Looks like we are having hot coca this morning. And, total happenstance, the Elf on the Shelf Facebook page mentioned hot cocoa this morning, too.

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One morning we found the elves in the jammie drawers,

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Julia, hiding among the Woof Poof crew.

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Jack, checking to see who brushes in the morning.

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or flosses….
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Who will win? Radio Flyer sled or Moving Men saucer?

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Ready, set…

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Go!

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Mom and Dad are headed to London and Paris. Looks like Julia is planning on coming. The kids soak this up for a moment.

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A Paris sticker on her suitcase!

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And a London sticker, too!

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After a moment’s debate, we decide to peek inside the suitcase.
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A hat, a scarf, some keys, and a camera!
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Mom also said we coud peek in the other bag. 
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A passport!
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With her photo inside. It’s legit. 
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And where was Jack? Hanging by his mistletoes.
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The morning Mom and Dad left for London, Jack was hiding under Luca’s bed with two new Advent placemats. DSC_0001-3

Julia showed up in Mom and Dad’s hotel room in London, in the welcome basket goodies.

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Later that day, there she was on the bed, camera in hand, ready to hit the streets

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The next morning, she greeted us at the Nespresso machine.

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And for the next week, she showed up all over London!

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Outside the White Tower, watching the guard:

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Checking out Big Ben:

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Getting ready for a Christmas concert at Royal Albert Hall:

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At Harrod’s, on a big “Bobby” bear:

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She followed Mom and Dad to Paris and saw a few sights there.

The Louvre:

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Notre Dame:

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Eiffel Tower:

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The bid adieu to Paris after a delicious breakfast at Le Comptoir:

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Back home, reunited, Jack and Julia were at it again!

Julia brought some Smarties and Kit Kats back from London

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They built Trafalgar Square and Big Ben:

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They fooled around with the Eiffel Tower souvenirs:

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Hanging with the Rudolphs

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 Looks like someone found the red lipstick!


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Playing Christmas Bingo with the Grinch and Max

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Julia suggested yogurt for breakfast and even brought some elfin spoons that fold up!

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Jack, meanwhile, was just enjoying the scenery:

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We could not find them all day, once. Finally found them in the freezer!

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A sleepover under the tree with some friends!

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Elves have lovies. Who knew?

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Julia, reading “The Night Before Christmas” to the snowmen.

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Meanwhile, Jack was swinging on a tire swing!

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The day before Christmas Eve. Jack was busy building toys for the elves.


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And Julia was wrapping. Looks like the tape gave her a bit of trouble!

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Christmas Eve. The elves left a Secret Santa key since we don’t have a chimney.

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AND BONUS ELVES!!!! Yes, each Christmas Eve, a few more friends come to visit.

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Isabella walked around the house, giving a candy cane to each elf and asking them to stay one more day.

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