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Writing Letters to Santa

I’ve been looking forward to this day for weeks!
Time to write letters to Santa! I absolutely love the magic of Christmas and
having a house full of kiddos makes it even more fun!
We celebrate the Elf on the Shelf Tradition in our house, do you??
Our sweet elf named Rosie just arrived back this week ready to check in on the
kids each day and report back to Santa at night!
This year we are having even more fun with our letter writing to Santa with our Letters to Santa Kit!
It’s magical with letter paper you bake to elf size so he or she can
deliver it to Santa and then back to hang on your tree.
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Here’s when our Elf Rosie arrived and built a mountain of marshmallows!
She’s so silly!
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We also got a fun mail day from the North Pole!
Check my Instagram for a giveaway I’m putting on!
We have some goodies we want to pass on to another lucky family.
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The kit comes with everything you need to write your Letters to Santa!
It made the whole experience even more magical for the kids.
I also used the Scout Elf Party Pack (available at Walmart) to set up a fun table
with some treats while we had our family activity.
Asher asked me to take his photo below…haha. chocolate in teeth and all! ;)
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It was so fun watching the kids make their lists.
The excitement was building as they all started chatting about what Santa might bring!
Ben and I looked over their shoulders checking out everything they were asking for.
A lot of the things made us laugh…
some we saw coming and some were surprises.
Do you guys know what a nerf bike is?
Well it’s awesome from how Micah explained it. ;)
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Once the lists were done it was time to pop them in the oven!
You just follow the directions and use the supplies given to shrink them down to size!
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The kids were GIDDY!
You can watch the paper shrink to elf size!! They harden up into little ornaments!
It only takes a few minutes per letter…and while they baked we had our treats.
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It doesn’t take long, but once the letters cooled down I just
used the ribbon provided to finish off our tiny letter/ornaments for our Elf to take to Santa!
The kids thought this was just the best thing ever and I love how the Elf brings
it back so we can enjoy their little letters for years to come.
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Your family will love this tradition!
You can watch a Step by Step Letters to Santa Video here.
Today (December 7th) is National letter Writing…so it’s the perfect day to write Santa a letter!
Have fun making memories with your little ones!
Thank you to Elf on the Shelf for sponsoring today’s post!
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Surprise Box: The NEW Fingerlings!

Thanks to WowWee for sponsoring today’s post!
The girls got a surprise box and we shared the fun of opening it with you guys through a video!
Inside was the new Fingerlings Friends! This one is GLITTERED!
Sophia and Sienna are all about the little interactive toy pets these days
and this one was covered in glitter so it was AMAZING in their eyes. More glitter the better with my girls!
You can get your own Glittery Fingerlings Friend Exclusively at Amazon
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The girls loved how their little monkey glittered and loved to hang on their finger!
She blinks her eyes, turns her head, blows kisses, swings by her tail and talks in monkey babble!
The special glitter edition comes in a variety of colors and we got the white one.
They were squealing over all the colors and which one they hoped to collect next!
They each come with an exclusive blank too.
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The girl’s new Glittery Fingerlings Friend inspired us to do a little makeover fun!
Sisters are the best.
They thought this was just the greatest
thing ever giving each other glitter makeovers!
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Watch our full surprise toy box video and
see Asher trying to get into the glitter fun!

Mo Mail! Two New Mo Willems Books

I love our Mo Mail posts and teaming up with Disney-Hyperion to share fun new titles!
Today we got another fun package of Mo Mail! Ever since the kids Aunt gifted them some Mo
Willems books one year we have been HOOKED. Most people that I talk to feel the same way!
Everyone has their favorite title and we just added two to our collection!
The newly released title, Sam, the Most Scaredy-cat Kid in the Whole World, is the follow up to
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster. My kids think both books are so fun! The Mo Mail team even
threw in a fun stuffed animal of Leonardo. They were cracking up over him! As soon as the
package arrived the kids dove in!
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These books can cover a lot of ground topics you might need to touch on with your kids. Maybe
you have a child who is scared to make new friends, or might be fearful of things. I’m all about
books that open up that conversation with your littles. Our kids don’t have any huge fears but
plenty of nights they are afraid of the dark! Sometimes they feel shy when meeting new people.
They can relate to the characters and chat with me about things they are feeling or thinking. I
especially love how Sam and Leonardo are thankful for their friendship….
It opened up conversation on what they are thankful for!
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Here’s a little more detail about the books!
I know we are always looking for new titles for our
shelves and want ones that other mamas and kids we know like…
Here’s the full scoop!

About Sam, the Most Scaredy-cat Kid in the Whole World
A TERRIFICALLY TERRIFYING TALE!
Sam is afraid of anything and everything—except for his friend Leonardo, the terrible monster.
Kerry is afraid of everything and anything—except for her friend Frankenthaler, the other monster.
One day, the two scaredy-cat kids make a particularly scary discovery: each other!
AAH! EEK!Something has to be done. Something BIG. But what?

About Leonardo, the Terrible Monster
Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he
tries, he can’t seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to
training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him!
But scaring people isn’t quite as satisfying as he thought it would be. Leonardo realizes that he
might be a terrible, awful monster-but he could be a really good friend.
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The illustrations are so cute and my kids loved the layout of the books…
I LOVE books that keep them engaged and fuel their love for reading!
You can find out more by visiting their Official Website
Follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter and Check out Disney Books on Facebook and Instagram.
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