I forgot to post some photos of the "best of the elf," so without further ado, I present to you--Sparks.
Helping take out the tree decorations.
Indulging in a nice, sweet breakfast while attending an elf meeting.
Kinda like a ball pit--only with marshmallow "snowballs!"
The kids had a really hard time finding him up here!
I really appreciated the help this year.
Must get squeaky clean after all that messing around.
I don't have photos of him sharing Christmas cookies with Julia's stuffed animals, diving off a Christmas tree branch, sleeping in the gravy boat, eating from the gingerbread house...which reminds me that I KNOW I took some photos of the gingerbread house and him by it. Hang on...hmn. I looked through everything and they appear not to be on my computer, or else they'll show up somewhere odd. How strange. He was with us for about three weeks, and got into all kinds of mischief--it's just the mother who wasn't as with it as she should have been with the camera. I'll have to dig out the little notes the kids wrote and scan them. They were sweet, and his responses were remarkably wise, considering the mess he made around here...