A few years ago I remember talking to my sister in law around Christmas time and she mentioned that they had broken out Bebo, their Elf on the Shelf. As I listened to her explain the whole story behind this Elf on the Shelf phenomenon I clearly remember thinking to myself, this woman has lost her mind. They have a toy elf that appears at the first of December and then it moves to a different spot in the house several times a day? This girl needs to find a new hobby.
Fast forward to three nights ago when I was building a fireplace out of paper, with little tiny elf stockings and tiny elf garland, only to then spend 30 minutes testing out different spots in our elf sized apartment to see which scene looked just right with Elfy (our EOTS) roasting marshmallows on a pretzel. Side note - my EOTS game is on point this year - don’t hate.
This Elf On The Shelf is serious business though. So serious that these two little munchkins felt it only appropriate that their Elves, Oliver and Sparkle make a cameo in their family photo session. I had so much fun chasing these adorable kiddos and their elf sidekicks around! Their mom was the absolute sweetest, calmest and gentlest momma, and her kind demeanor has clearly rubbed off on her littles. Here are a few of my favorite captures from our session a few weeks ago ❤️🌲❤️