Christmas Cookies and Elf

23 Dec 2010

The BEST cookies of the year. (Well, maybe a tie with the box that comes at Easter.)
They were sent all the way from Manhassett, NY with love from Kiera’s mom, Jeanette.

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I should mention that this box is mostly empty now, and that’s the only reason Oscar can hold it an an angle such as this. There are just a few last cookies in there (which we’re enjoying right now!). When the box first came, it was so heavy! She sends so many different, perfect little cookies! And this time, as an unexpected twist, it had fun Christmas toys too! Here’s the kid’s favorite, hands down:

I’ve tried twice to get a pic with Lucy and the red nose, but so far, no bueno. If I do, I’ll update.

Included was also a very small little Christmas Elf, that came in a package that read, “Put me in water and Watch Me Grow!” So we dutifully marched him into the kitchen and found a glass Mason jar. We added water and the elf, and watched. And watched. Oscar said, “Do you see anything happening?” While we pondered the idea of our elf being a dud, I thought I’d better check the package instructions. Upon further review, (what can I say it’s football season), the fine print read, “Elf will grow over 10 days.” Ohhhh.

So he lived in our kitchen for about the last 10 days, growing in his jar. A gelatinous kindergarten science experiment. When Kiera walked in one day, she said, What’s this? in her polite voice. To tell the truth, he looked like one of those items of questionable matter, floating in formaldehyde. But I liked him. I think it’s important to have an odd element in the mix. Keeps the mystery. Our odd little Christmas elf.

So thanks again Jeanette. What an unforgettable box of love! YUM! We miss you guys! See you on the interwebs! XOXO

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