Our kids had a whole big conversation at dinner tonight about candy canes. Zinkle was by the table from the night before so one of my boys even looked over at him and said, "Zinkle, you need to bring us some candy canes because we don't have any on our tree!" I actually had already planned on doing this with him this year so I had candy canes hidden away in a cabinet, so the timing seemed perfect for tonight! I can't wait for them to rush down the stairs in the morning and see that Zinkle really was listening to them :)
While we make sure that our main focus at Christmas is on celebrating Jesus' birth, we also love these special traditions and memories while our kiddos are little. Can't wait to share more of our adventures with Zinkle with you over the next couple of weeks! And if you've got any great elf ideas I would love to hear them!! Especially quick and easy ones for those nights that we may or may not forget to move him and have to rush first thing in the morning before the kids get out of bed....!