We love Bella, our elf. She flew to us from the North Pole last year when the kids were almost two years old. They liked looking for her, but never really got excited about finding her. It's amazing what a difference a year makes! Now, one of the first things Wild One says is "let's go find Bella!" It's so cute watching the two of them search throughout the house for her. If they don't find her, they become concerned "maybe she stayed at the North Pole". Which is almost always followed up by, "did you touch her?" and Wild One saying very seriously "no Mommy, she'll lose her magic and be sad."
When Wild One finds her, he shouts and points "there she is!". He's so excited when he finds her. I love hearing Wild One say, "What's Bella doin'?" I really need to get that on video. When Emily finds her she gets a sly grin on her face and says with such subtly "I see her" and she goes about playing with whatever she was doing (drawing, building with blocks, taking care of Baby), while keeping an eye on her brother who is searching frantically for her. It's amazing how different these two are.
Here are a few of my favorite places that Bella has flew back to this year. She's so much fun. I love this Christmas tradition.
I wonder where she'll be tomorrow?