Wednesday, December 7, 2011

North Pole Breakfast

The Christmas season is here and my favorite tradition around the Hart house is the Magic Elves....the are cute, mischevious, messy, sneaky and  FUN!  They come every year and spend an entire month 
with us...and we are always sad to see them leave.  This year they came on a very special day...Daniel's 10th birthday!  And he was so very excited!  We woke up on Saturday morning to find this mess in my den. 
The Elves had used my computer and printer to print off my North Pole Collection and had our dining room decorated for a NORTH POLE BREAKFAST!

They apparently had a GREAT time cutting, punching, and putting together...but the end result was a lot of fun!
Every year when the elves arrive they always have some display that says "We are Here!"  One year they wrote it in toothpaste on the counter.  This year they chose to hang a banner in the kitchen window, complete with lights and tinsel garland.
The table was decorated in red, white and green....and a feast awaited us....ok, it was an Elf Feast, but still breakfast on the table isn't something Mom will ever complain about.  

They brought us some Winter Wonderland Waffle Mix that we used to whip up a batch of waffles...which incidentally happens to be the birthday boys favorite breakfast food...they sure are smart elves.
We had chocolate covered donuts that looked like reindeer (use your imagination.....see it now?)             

Powdered Sugar Donuts
Blueberry muffins and chocolate chip muffins 

and North Pole Cupcakes...

Our 4 Elves...(yes, we have 4 and yes, there is a story behind why we have 4 when we only have 3 children)...were waiting for us on the table, with a note explaining the table.

This is Watkins...he was our very first elf and this is his 6th year to join us for the month of December.  The boys loved him from the first moment he came into our home and even fought over who got to sleep with him and play with the next year Santa sent Watkins and a friend, Cane.

This is Cane.  He is a rather large elf.  Because of his size he sometimes is needed back at the North Pole for emergencies.  One year the ball making machine broke and he had to go back and help Santa fix it.  Then another year he had to leave a few days early to help finish loading the sleigh...but that is the life of a larger elf.

This is Oliver and he was the 3rd elf that came to our house.  He was filling in for Cane on a year that he couldn't come and now he is a part of our family, so Santa lets him keep coming every year.

And last but not least this is Holly, Oliver's sister..she is the only girl elf and she came the year I was pregnant with Jaycee.  She didn't get to stay the whole month that year, but just came to meet us and let us know that she would be there the following year.  Jaycee is already attached to Holly and I am wondering how Holly going back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve will work for Jaycee...there might be tears.

The elves left notes for each of the kids at their spot at the table along with an ornament...Each letter was special telling what they had been up to, what Santa had told them about the kids, or what they were looking forward to about their visit to KY.  



 We didn't immediately see Cane, but there was a present on the floor for the birthday boy and when he looked inside there was Cane holding a special birthday present from the elves...

We found these cute little snowman milk bottles in the fridge waiting for the kids and then we sat down to enjoy a North Pole Breakfast for Daniel's Birthday!  

After Breakfast, Daniel couldn't wait to open his present...he had BEGGED for a 3D Twister and I must say it is REALLY COOL!

We had an amazing time welcoming our elves to our home and celebrating Daniel's 10th is is possible that he is already double digits?  Daniel was very kind to inform me that I better enjoy seeing him reach double digits because I wouldn't be around to see him reach triple digits....I hope he lives to see triple digits, because he is one amazing kiddo.  I know that if he is the great at 10, then he will be 10x better at 100!


  1. Aw, this is so cute! I love your ideas!! And I know your kids are LOVING this! =)

  2. This is amazing! And congratulations to your 10-ager!