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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Elf on the Shelf- 2012: Part 3

Norman had some fun times in the days leading up to Christmas. We had the best time seeing all of Norman's shenanigans. 

One afternoon we got a text message with this picture- Yup that's right Malia and her husband Caleb surprised us and Mom and Dad Ho by driving in from Utah! Her and Norman became fast friends. He especially liked sitting on her tummy and feeling Baby Bowen kick around. 

The next morning we woke up to find Norman hitting it up with the ladies in a photo booth. 

That Teddy Bear can take good pictures! 

The next day we woke up to this sweet message.  Norman is one smart elf! 
Apparently, Norman takes after Matt with his love of Scrabble- he definitely did not get it from his Mom! 

On Christmas Morning we woke up to find Norman had set up a hot chocolate bar. 
Most North Pole Elves have to return to the North Pole, but because this was Norman's first Christmas with us he was able to stay with us for all of Christmas day. 

He even made it to my parents house and helped deliver a Christmas present from my sister and her family- The Lapicolas!

Christmas Day he wanted to stay with Grandma Andie and they had a lot of fun adventures in their short time together. 

(Although- I am not too happy with the food choices Grandma lets him eat!) 

Norman having fun with Gibbs 

Grandma kept calling Norman a Gnome and he got upset. He kept saying "I am not a Gnome- I'm an elf!" 

Buckling up for safety! 

For Christmas dinner Norman helped set up this beautiful dessert bar (check back later for more information about this table.) 

Baby Ava loved Norman. She kept grabbing him and by the end of the night Norman needed a lot of cinnamon sprinkled on him to regain his magic. 

Christmas night Norman flew back to the North Pole. His time with our little family is over for now because he needs to spend time helping Santa for next year. Matt and I have really enjoyed having Norman be a part of Christmas season and can't wait to see him next Christmas!

I hope you enjoyed reading about Norman as much as we loved having him with us.


  1. I don't want to be weird but I really miss Norman

  2. I don't want to be weird but I really miss Norman.
    Love Abuela


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