Elfie outdid himself this year. Seriously. WOW!
He decked the table and left us a scrumptious breakfast of strawberries, raspberries, and cinnamon rolls. Though he himself was no where to be found...
He pulled out our favorite place mats, silver chargers, santa plates, and reindeer cups.
And red and white straws of course. He tried red and white silly straws first, but they were just a tad too big for the cups and kept falling over. :)
He set just about everything up the night before so that he didn't have to get up too much before the crack of dawn. :)
He searched high and low trying out a variety of cake plates and pedestals before he finally remembered where he put these and the missing ramekins in the bowels of the cabinets. :) He made sure all the ramekins fit on the pedestal, and made sure there was still enough room for his friend "Snowflake" and his book, too, so that all he had to do in the morning was wash the fruit and pour it into the ramekins, and pull the cinnamon rolls out of the fridge and pop them into the toaster oven and hit start. He even told the boys in his note that he may or may not have time to cook the rolls before he had to head back to the North Pole so we might need to to pop them in, hit start, and wait until our noses and the bell told us they were done. :)
Though of course this was the ONE day that the boys slept late. We ended up having to wake them up which of course left them bit cranky and out of sorts. They are not morning people on any one's terms but their own. :)
They weren't sure what to make of Snowflake at first and wondered where Elfie was and what was going on. But once the sugar hit their system and we read Elfie's note explaining that Elfie was helping Santa out at the North Pole and his friend Snowflake was an elf in training and would be helping him out for a few days keeping an eye on the boys they warmed up and told Snowflake what they wanted for Christmas and everything was back to normal again.
And they thoroughly enjoyed themseleves and scarfed down breakfast, and seconds, too. :)