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Tinkles the Elf tries riding a bike

Good plan to get some more exercise Tinkles, but I think this bike is a little too big for you! But it has inspired us to go for a bike ride today so thanks Tinkles.

Tinkles the elf sitting on a full size bike

An elf popping out of a kitchen drawer!

Peaking out of the kitchen drawers this morning – I think Tinkles knows finding her was pretty tough twice this week (in the laundry and with the elephant tea set) so she made it easy today!

Not sure how exciting it would have been inside a drawer of plates and bowls though, not if Santa needs reports about our kitchen drawers 🙂

Tinkles the Elf peaking out of a white kitchen drawer

Tinkles the Elf finds some elephants

This must be the week of hiding well as it again took us a while to find Tinkles the Elf today, although we did manage it before leaving for school unlike when she hid in the washing machine!

In the lounge room there is a glass fronted cabinet with glass shelves. It was on one of those shelves, interacting with an elephant tea set, that we found Tinkles. Luckily there is little tinsel around that cabinet so it was easier to spot her red and green outfit!

Christmas elf sitting beside some cute ceramic elephants

Even elves need to work out!

There was great amusement and happiness this morning when we discovered Tinkles sitting on the kitchen bench lifting weight!

Sure, the weights were marshmallows, but that is more significant when you are as small as Tinkles!

Christmas elf lifting marshmallows on a stick as weights

Whilst Tinkles may feel marshmallows are heavy enough to lift, my son thinks they are tasty enough to eat…

Boy trying ot eat elf's marshmallow weights

Tinkles the Elf hides in the laundry

Tinkles was well hidden today – I ended up finding her long after the kids had gone to school as she was sitting in the door of the washing machine! Not sure if she thinks she needs a clean or she just thought it was a funny spot to hide – lucky I spotted her before I put on a load of washing as it may have been a bit dangerous for an elf…

Tinkles having a tinkle on the piano!

Maybe she was inspired by last night’s Lego piano from the Lego Friends advent calendar, but we found Tinkles sitting on the piano this morning. Just as well it is electric and unplugged or we may have been woken during the night with her tinkling with the keys!

I wonder if we should get some Christmas sheet music for Tinkles (or my daughter anyway!) so we can have some live carols and Christmas songs....

TV time for Tinkles the Elf last night…

Even Tinkles seems to say Thank Goodness Its Friday as she sits on the couch to relax with some TV – wonder if she sneaked in some Christmas movies while we were asleep?

Christmas elf relaxing on couch with a remote control

Tinkles got into the chocolates!

This morning Tinkles was found inside a box of Lindt chocolates, with wrappers on the floor around her… Ok, she has good taste, but we’re not happy at giving up our Lindt balls!

She did leave us a note, saying she tried to only have one ball…

"I really really tried to have just one" message from our Christmas elf

Tinkles the elf finds our Christmas books

It took a while to find Tinkles this morning – yet she was in an obvious place as we found her sitting on some of our Christmas books!

Tinkles teh elf sitting on some Christmas books

Front door elf welcome!

Being warm, we had the front door open overnight. Tinkles must have been curious about our front yard or perhaps she just wanted to greet the friends who arrived this morning to walk to school with us – whatever her reason, Tinkles formed he welcome by sitting on the front door handle.

Christmas elf at the front door

Tinkles playing Monopoly!

We were amused to find Tinkles playing Monopoly this morning! She was sitting under the Christmas tree with Santa and my daughter’s two inherited porcelain dolls.

They were playing Junior Monopoly – I’m not sure if it’s because it is a new game for them all or if it was just easier to grab from my son’s room – what a pity we don’t have Christmas Monopoly here for them.

If you look closely, you ca also see that the tokens being used in this game are actually Lego pieces from the Lego City advent calendar my son is progressing through this month! Tinkles has grabbed the woman with a shovel, the boy (I called him a thief, my kids call him a boy!), the huskie and the snowman.

Tinkles the elf helping with the dishes

Having moved from my daughter’s room, we found that Tinkles got herself into the dishwasher with the clean dishes! Not sure where her mobile phone has gone though 🙂

 

Christmas elf in the dishwasher with clean dishes
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