The elves arrived!
I'd been waiting.
They played around for awhile first.
Entertained us with some Christmas carols.
Then put their creative energies into decorating
some rather oversized gingerbread men.
Right, I said "men" because they were too big to be boys.
The one poor guy wasn't baked without a leg, by the way.
It was a recent injury.
After a fashion they finally got dressed
and then to the task at hand.
Decorating the tree.
Wow! They did a super job!
Of course this effort created some hearty appetites,
so we ate our meal beside the newly decorated tree.
(This was a tradition we did years gone by with our own children.)
For some reason pizza tastes better on the floor.
Especially by the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree.
These cute little elves agreed.
Jobs done, they packed up to head home to the North Pole,
or Austin, whichever came first.
We were left with a sparkling Christmas tree full of
ornaments, particularly the bottom half...
I do hope they come back soon.