Sunday, November 27, 2016

Is That An Elf?!

Something very exciting happened this morning. Here's the story.

     It was about noon and the first girl to awake today was entering the kitchen. Emily was up, dressed, and ready for breakfast. However, the thought of cereal vanished from her mind as soon as she saw...

     "Is that a... elf?" She stuttered, surprise clear in her peppy British accent.

     "Everyone, come see this!" She shouted. 

Sorry for the poor-quality. My iPhone camera
is not ideal.
     Soon the small room was filled to the brim with twelve girls, all struggling to see what the commotion was about.
     "It's an Elf On The Shelf!" Molly exclaimed with excitement.
     "It's blocking my spices!" Grace frowned.
     "Ooh! Wow!" Maryellen peeped.
     "Oh God, that thing is creepy." Gwen commented.
    It was a very big deal. Soon, Emily plucked the note nestled beside the elf and read aloud, 

"Dear Sunshine Family,

I'm a scout elf! I've come to observe your behavior and report back to my boss, Santa Claus! I'm very excited to be here. I'll watch you all day, and note all small acts of kindness, and polite manners, along with every push, shove and all naughty doings. Each night I'll magically fly back to the North Pole, and place my report! Then, I'll return here to your house, and move to a new scouting spot! I'll tend to pick a fun location, and it'll be a game for you to find me each morning! But first, two rules are a must.
1. You cannot touch me, or I will lose my magic.
2.You must name me, or else I won't have the believer's magic I need to get to the North Pole!
Follow my directions and this holiday season will be filled with joy. I can't wait!

Merry Christmas,
Your New Elf Friend"

          "Let's name him Buddy!" Maryellen declared.
          "No, Alladin!" Ruthie protested.
         "I like Candy Cane!" Callista said.

      In the end, it was decided that all the suggested names would be written on small scraps of paper, and mixed together in a pile. I blindly drew a name, and so, it was decided, The Sunshine Dollies' elf's name is Sammy!
     Doll-days are, as everyone knows, shorter than human ones. So, this Sunday, Sammy has gifted the girls with quite a few fun-filled mornings. Here they are!

Apparently, Sammy is a violinist!

Hanging out with Minnie Mouse...

That looks uncomfortable! 


Enjoying an indoor summer-day, complete with fruit kabobs, a beach chair, and a coconut drink.

Someone has borrowed Leah's snorkeling gear!

Peeking out of the violin case; I guess he really likes instruments!

"S.S Elf" Sammy is a sailor!

    As you can see, the Sunshine Dollies have had an extremely fun kick-off to the holiday season. I too am totally looking forward to Christmas! It's so much fun! We don't have our tree out yet, but I want it up and decorated ASAP! Have you guys started preparing for Christmas? Have you maybe even had an elf arrive to celebrate with you, as the dolls have? Please comment, answer my questions, and tell me what you thought of this post! It was so much fun to make! Thanks for visiting The Sunshine Dollies! See you later, ba-bye!


  1. Cute photostory! I love Elf on the Shelf. :)
    I can't wait 'till Christmas! We have our tree up and have been listening to copious amounts of Christmas music!
    Now, to dress the doll family in their Christmas outfits. That may take a while...

  2. Thank you! Me too. :)
    Same! Christmas is amazing. I've been listening to loads of Christmas tunes as well, but my family insists it is too early to put up the tree! I disagree.
    Ah, dressing dolls. It's SUCH a time-consuming practice! It takes absolutely AGES!

  3. Aw, looks like a lot of fun! We have our tree up, but that's about it. It's not decorated yet, but I'm excited to! I've heard of Elf on the Shelf, but we've never done it. :-)

    1. Christmas trees are lovely. :) Do you use a real tree or a fake one? We use a fake one. Elf On The Shelf is very fun! We've done it for 2 years and hopefully this year will make 3!

    2. They are! We use a fake one :-)

  4. So fun! Those scout elves are always getting into mischief! Looks like Sammy is going to be very fun for the girls.

  5. My Christmas tree is already up! :)


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