On 1 December the Christmas tree went up. Without having to prompt or remind, the girls they knew that this was Albert's cue... will he be there the next morning?
Day 1: Albert arrives with his suitcase from last year, a note for the girls and the structure of a house. Santa let him use a reindeer or two to bring it along :)
Day 2: Albert makes himself a bed.
Day 3: He whips up some bedding: a sheet, pillow and quilt (of course).
Day 4: A bit of carpeting and wallpapering to warm his home up.
Day 6: Albert is having a real go at Mum's sewing machine!!
(The machine sits on the dining table. Hubs and I had a ball watching the girls faces as the machine jumped to life and Albert started sewing! With us pressing the foot pedal under the table, whilst seemingly far away from the guy, made this bit of magic absolutely priceless!)
Also, some curtains were added to his house.
Day 7: He puts up his very own Christmas tree!
He was also caught putting up some more fairy lights.
Needless to say he's been one heck of a busy elf at night... between making a home, seeing Santa and generally having some fun, the little guy looks forward to having wee snoozes during the day.
The girls wake up and run out each day to see what he's been up to and what he's done to his house. Then they come to wake us up with the news... The magic is so so awesome :)
More on Albert and his house makings in the next few days :)
Have a magical day