Β 

Welcome to The Entertaining House. We do hope you'll pour yourself a cup of tea or a glass of wine and linger for a while!

This is what happens when elf leaves the shelf!

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

Yes, our elf is as mischievous as the rest. My 9 year old dispelled the whole rumor about touching the elf means it loses its magical powers. Because he touched the elf. Over and over again. And yet the elf kept moving and still keeps moving and doing silly little things and sometimes he gets in trouble or stuck in sticky situations, and sometimes he gets into a pickle. Most importantly the presents from Santa still come! And now, well, the whole family gets involved and we have loads of fun. I got sad one day when elf went missing... but I found him. Elf has become like a little dog... following me around all over the place. One day he happened to jump into my bag unbeknownst to me... and this is what happened. 

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

Our elf is as mischievous as the rest. One day he tried to go fishing. I am happy to say he was unsuccessful!

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

Even elf thinks that everything is better all sparkly!

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

Sometimes he gets himself into puzzling situations....

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

Sometimes he just likes to hang around...

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

In fact he hangs around a fair amount....

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

One day I found him in my bag....

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

And I brought him to my Zumba class... I think he had fun.

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

After Zumba he was hungry....

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

And I said no, silly little elf... You'll undo all the good from your workout!

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

And so I let him have some coffee...We had a lot to do - for we had a busy day ahead... 

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

He helped me with the stamps at the post office...

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

And came with me to the car wash.

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

He loved the car wash! He had never seen anything like it! Santa doesn't bring his sleigh into one of these!

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

We needed some cash. We were getting low on money. 

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf via The Entertaining House

This is what happens when our elf leaves the shelf
via The Entertaining House

I went to get the boys a snack... Someone just couldn't keep his hands to himself!

What else did elf do that day? You will have to stay tuned for Part 2!

Won't you join us for a holiday baking chat?

Holiday Magic Comes to The New York Botanical Gardens