Wednesday, December 24, 2014

All Good Things Must Come To An End

Jingle and CoCo had a play date!

 The journey home is on Christmas Eve. CoCo had a friend, Jingle, spend the night. They played and played, dug around in the presents, took sELFies and even slept a wink or two with their best buddies before heading back to the North Pole a la Thelma & Louise in the sleigh that Jingle parked in the living room.

Tears have been shed, smiles have been had, memories have been made. And I am a reformed mom. This 24 days has been very fun and special and I can't wait till next year!

Good night, God bless and Merry Christmas, y'all!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

And The House Came Tumbling Down

The grandmother and her granddaughters built a gingerbread house. The next day, one Miss CoCo G decided she had to have a taste or seven. Total destruction. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Chocolate Diving!

CoCo loves raspberry chocolates as much as My Little One does!

Dive in, sister!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

CoCo's Been Framed!

In the words of My Little One, "I wanna be a picture too!".

Merry Christmas, y'all!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Gathering of Friends

Yay! Best friends!

Watching movies with the human is at school.  She even included a photo of My Little One's cousin who lives in South Carolina. iPods are crazygoodfun!

Merry Christmas, y'all!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Chocolate-Strawberry Milk is Worth the Chill

This morning, CoCo was found all bundled up sipping on a glass of strawberry-chocolate milk, which is what My Little One drinks pretty much every morning with breakfast.

Before she left for school, My Little One left a blank questionnaire on the dining room table for CoCo.

  1. Favorite Color ____ Red _____(written in green??!)
  2. Favorite Animal ___Reindeer___
  3. Favorite Food ___Chocolate!____
  4. Best Frenids (sp) ___Santa___    ___Mrs. Claus___     ___YOU!!___

Looks like CoCo and My Little One are getting to know each other well.

Merry Christmas, Y'all!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sleeping Like Her

My Little One sleeps, sometimes, with a little golden retriever plush she won in a Girl Scout event. The dog's name is Honey.  Last night, CoCo grabbed a sleeping bag & a puppy & tried to be just like her favorite Pony Girl. :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CoCo's Christmas List

CoCo made it to Santa's knee with her Christmas List which includes:

*  A Pony Girl
*  More magic
*  iPad for my Pony Girl
*  World peace
*  A vacation to Hawaii
*  Monster High dolls
*  Barbie clothes
*  Good grades


Merry Christmas, y'all!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Friday, December 05, 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I Have Big Eyes Too!

This morning, CoCo tried to trick MLO by hiding in a Moses basket filled with about 40 big-eyed creatures. MLO could not have been more taken with this act!

MLO also noted that CoCo must've used her magic to pick up the almost-40 big-eyed creatures and put them in the basket since they were scattered all over her bedroom floor! CoCo is also endearing her self to Mommy because she picked up some of MLO's laundry and put them in the laundry hamper. I told MLO that I'm going to have to call Santa and negotiate CoCo moving to Texas!

Merry Christmas, y'all!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Barbie's Shoes Don't Fit

Last night, MLO said a prayer, joined by myself and Boa, that CoCo would actually come to life. She's was quite worried that, this morning, CoCo would still be in the box in which she arrived yesterday.

Looks like CoCo made herself rrrrriiiiiiight at home in the Barbie Mansion - shoes scattered about, lounging in the bed. Seems she favored MLO's shoe over Barbie's.

Merry Christmas!

Meet CoCo Glitterfluff

The Elf named herself CoCo Silverfluff

We are now a bigger family. Welcome to CoCo Silverfluff, the Elf on the Shelf we adopted.

I caved.

I have a very persistent and persuasive eight-year-old. 

My Little One asked me, "Why aren't we allowed to have an Elf on the Shelf again, Mommy?".

She rebuts with a list of friends whom are nice, sweet friends, that have an Elf. So I told her, "Because after three years, you are still asking for one, and you have made a strong case for taking care of one, I'll do some reading and re-consider my stance. I'm not saying 'yes', but I'm not saying 'no' either."

About once a week since, she would check in and ask if I had made a decision yet. I hadn't, but I was doing some research. I found blogs and Pinterest pages of "nice" elves, or "kindness" ideas. I don't like the elves that make messes or cause mischief, because I think that re-enforces bad behavior (I know, it's crazy extreme. I KNOW!). Anyway, I decided to green light the elf adoption.

Fast forward to the week of Thanksgiving, and MLO asked me if I had made a decision. I told her I had indeed decided to move forward with an adoption. She was DELIGHTED! Then it became a daily discussion of arrival status. 

This morning, a package was on the dining room table with MLO's name on it. MLO opened it and I was surprised to see her so patient about it. She carefully untaped the paper from all the sides, peeled back the tape from the box opening. She smiled and said, "A box! I got a box! I hope there's a smaller box inside!" 

I replied, "You want smaller and smaller boxes like those Russian nesting dolls???".

"Yeah!" she exclaimed.

She opened the flaps of the cardboard box, saw a letter, pulled out the letter ONLY, closed the flaps and started reading the letter - TO HERSELF, QUIETLY. I'm in suspense! What does it say?! What's inside the box?! TELL ME!!!

"What are you reading?"

"It's a letter."

"Well read it to me!"

"I'm going to read it myself, quietly, first."

This chick is PAY-SHINT!

So she read the letter, and slowly opened the box. She pulled a piece of tissue paper that revealed *Angels in Heaven Chorale song* THE Elf!

MLO was careful not to touch the elf, lest the elf loses her magic. The accompanying book is under the elf, so she carefully pulled it out and I reached for the letter.

There are a short moments of shy smiles and sweet faces. I can see MLO's eyes are happy. She was pretty low-key considering the three year build-up to this moment. 

I left the table and started to wash dishes while MLO ate breakfast. She was quiet, contemplative. Then she turned around to face me and said, "mommy, I know it doesn't show, but I have lots of excited screaming going on in my mind right now".  Adorable. :)

The letter tasked MLO with naming the elf, which turned out to be quite a topic of discussion. MLO decided she wanted the elf to name herself and made a sign for her to fill in her name while MLO was at school. We got home from school, and the line for the name was still blank.  While we were waiting for Boa to be dismissed from school, we found an elf name generator app; "CoCo Silverfluff" was a result returned when MLO typed in her own name. And thus, CoCo was named, and shall be forever so. 


Merry Christmas, everyone!