The day after Thanksgiving brings a special friend to our house. This is Murray our Elf on the Shelf. Murray was recommended to us from some friends a few years back before they became really popular.
Murray is our little eye in the sky for Santa. He watches over all of us and reports back to Santa every evening. We never know where Murray will be each morning or what he has been up to while we are sleeping.
The last two years Murray has arrived via a North Pole Breakfast. Thanks to Pintrest for this idea. (Sorry I don't have a link to the pin). I changed it up a bit to suit our family.
Instead of powdered sugar donuts for breakfast I came up with Elf Pancakes. Elf Pancakes are my grandmothers pancake recipe with Christmas sprinkles added to them.
Murray also raids the attic for a few Christmas lights and table settings.
This makes for two surprised and happy little girls.