Oee has been with our family three years now. He comes on Thanksgiving and leaves the day we leave for Florida, which isn't quite Christmas Day. Here's what he's been up to this year. Check back daily to see where we found Oee each day!
November 09, 2011- Came and left note for the kids. Either he had an elf friend with him or he set Mommy's camera with the timer so we could see him writing the note.
November 24, 2011- Oee arrives bringing with him his book to share. Monster wrote him a note to take back with him when he takes his book back at night.
November 25, 2011- Oee was discovered "hanging out" on the blinds by the window in the dining room.
November 26, 2011- Oee took a ride on our stuffed animal Max.
November 27, 2011- Who's that hiding in the tree?! Monster commented, "Great job hiding today, Oee!"
November 28, 2011- "I think Oee's going to get stuck in there, Mommy"
November 29, 2011- Oee has been found peeking out from behind a picture on the highest shelf in the play room.
November 30, 2011- Spreading some love to Mr. Snowman.
December 1, 2011- Oh where, oh where could he be? "Mom, how can he see me from in there?" And the wise Mother replies, "He's magic. He doesn't have to see you to know what you're doing".
December 2, 2011- Oee made his first ever appearance in Monster's room. That way he could see how many times Monster was put in time out.
December 3, 2011- Oee moved over to Sunshine's room. It took the kids most of the morning to find him in there. Guess they never expected Oee to check up on Sunshine's trips to time out.
December 4, 2011- Oee is getting pretty tricky. It took Mommy to find Oee this morning and point him out to Daddy before leading the kids in the right direction.
December 5, 2011- We found Oee hiding in Santa's hat! He also left Monster a note letting him know he delivered Monster's letter to Santa.
December 6, 2011- Shh...Oee is napping. Guess he had a long night.
December 7, 2011- Oee was found hanging out on top of the fridge.
December 7 after the kids went to bed...... that darn elf...
December 8, 2011- Last year when Oee was in the same spot, Sunshine thought it looked like he was using the potty. This year it was more clear to hear that he was not.
December 9, 2011- Oee left a note on the computer telling the kids to remind Mommy to tape the special Elf on the Shelf show that's on CBS tonight. So, it wasn't too difficult to figure out that Oee must have been hiding in the computer room.
December 10, 2011- Apparently Oee and our stuffed animal, Max, are good friends. This is the second time they've been hanging out together.
December 11, 2011- I guess Oee feels Mommy and Daddy need a little supervision, too. He was found in their room.
December 12, 2011- Argh, Matey! Looks like Oee made friends with our paper pirate.
December 13, 2011- Oee is welcoming the Irish Step Dancer into our house.
December 14, 2011- Each of the kids accidently found Oee, at separate times. Neither could find him because he wasn't up high. Then, they stumbled upon him by accident. Monster was very worried Sunshine would open the cabinet door and touch him. She didn't.
December 15, 2011- Looks like Oee found some friends to hang out with.
December 16, 2011-- Oee was trying to get tricky here. You can't see him from one angle, but can from another. The kids found him right away. You can't seem to trick these kids!
December 17, 2011-- Oee was spotted hiding on top of the kitchen cabinets. Maybe to remind Mommy to clean up there?
December 18, 2011-- Maybe Oee wanted to see if the doorbell switch really worked that Husband put in. It does Oee. If you push the button in, it connects the doorbell. Button out, it's disconnected.
December 19, 2011-- Oee is enjoying the bright, SUMMERY flowers.
December 20, 2011- It seems as though Santa is disappointed with the kids' behavior lately. Oee had to leave a note on the computer letting them know they had better start listening better. In fact, he then sat right above the computer to make sure the kids saw the note.
December 21, 2011- Still not convinced the children's behavior was up to par, Oee was found hiding behind Mommy's Thomas Kinkade. Most likely as to not show the disappointment on his face.
December 22, 2011- Oee left the kids another note telling them he was much happier with their behavior yesterday and to keep it up. He also told them it was great being their Scout Elf and he can't wait to come back next year.
Bye-bye for 2011, Oee! We'll see you on Thanksgiving in 2012!