She and Carson went downstairs to get it. Carson was so excited! It was "either Lucky the Leprechaun - because he lives downstairs and sometimes plays tricks on the weekend...and it's Friday, or Elfie's back!"
They ripped open the package, reminding me not to touch him and to KEEP HIM AWAY FROM CARTER! I promised I would do my best.
Yes, it was Elfie. We read his book and talked about where he hid last year (they have great memories!!). Then, out of nowhere, Carson cleaned his room. All the way clean, not just stashing stuff out of sight. He got ready for bed, put on pajamas, cleaned the living room. Grace followed his example. It was fantastic! I could tell by the gleam in Elfie's eyes...he was pleased! Everyone is fast asleep now. I went out to get some water and this is what I found....he's already returned from the North Pole. And he's quite right....this IS going to be a great Christmas!!