One of Santa's elves made his way to our home this year. Lyndon named Austen after reading the book, Elf on a Shelf. Lyndon asked me to get his baby book down and he picked Austen's name from a list of possible choices we used when picking Lyndon's name.
Austen also: hung from the ceiling fan-upside down, posed as one of Lyndon's nutcrackers, made a bed out of toilet paper, turned the milk green, drew funny faces on our family ski picture, peeked over the living room curtains, read Lyndon's library book, hid in the wreath on our bedroom door, hid in the greenery above the kitchen window, made Lyndon a silly lunch from random items in the pantry, climbed in Christmas presents, hid in the cup holder of the car, wandered into the Wyndham in El Paso to hide in Lyndon's backpack. Lyndon enjoyed finding Austen each morning and even wrote a few notes to Austen and for Austen to deliver to Santa. I was beginning to worry about what Austen might do next, which made it more fun for Lyndon.
We are excited to see Austen next year as he spends his summer with Santa at the North Pole.
My only regret is that I didn't purchase Austen years ago.....why did I wait so long??????