Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Brinkley on the shelf final edition

The nurse gave me a full box.  Surely she intended for me to use the whole thing.

In an effort to score some Christmas cookies, the elf decided to impersonate Santa

The Santa disguise didn't work, so the elf decided to try his hand at making his own Christmas cookies
His attempts at making Christmas cookies failed, so he's back to the Santa disguise.  He located the beloved cookies, and is hard at work trying to open them.

Caught red handed!  He opted for the Santa suit since the Santa beard didn't seem to be working.  He just didn't anticipate getting caught stealing Santa's cookies.

Brinkley on the shelf part 3

After getting called into the office and taking a sick day, Santa decided to let Brinkley have a day to rest.

The elf found mom's candy stash and helped himself

Little known fact: an elf's heart can be monitored from his tounge

Nurse Clarissa filled that IV with a super dose of mischief before discharging the elf from the hospital

While Reese is away the elf will play, with his art supplies that is

The elf is taking advantage of every moment that Reese is away.  Reese's bed is the perfect place for a power nap.

Brinkley on the shelf Part 2

"I'm sorry teacher.  The elf ate my homework."- Reese

A little elfie selfie

Someone got called into Santa's office to discuss his mischief

The elf took over the remote and now it's all Mickey all the time

Maybe this is what happens to all those missing socks

Even Santa's cutest elves need a sick day sometimes

A look back at #brinkleyontheshelf part 1

Here are the first few days of Brinkley on the shelf

CPAP providing sleep to elves everywhere.

Reading "The Night Before Christmas"

Getting a little impatient waiting on his turn for a bath

Giving Reese a little surprise during his shower

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Brinkley on the shelf

If you have had any human contact over the last few Christmases, I'm sure you have seen The Elf On The Shelf.  They are everywhere and parents spend crazy amounts of time planning what to do with these elves.  Personally, I haven't read the book and don't know the whole back story on the elf.  All I know is I have avoided the phenomenon like the plaque.  There are several reasons for that, but the main one is that I don't have the time or energy to join in the showdown.  What showdown you ask?  The endless one upping that families do to see whose elf is the funniest, cleverest, or naughtiest. 

Every year I buy my kids new Christmas pajamas.  Near the end of the season last year, Brinkley was playing in his pajamas and found a hat in our costume box.  He put the hat on and it hit me!  I don't need a toy elf that I have to cook up mischief for, I've got the real deal!   If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you have probably seen my #brinkleywashere collection and know that he can find plenty of mischief on his own.  Looking at him in those elf PJ's and elf like hat brought it all together. 

We hope you will join us on this journey as we venture through the Christmas season with......

Brinkley On The Shelf