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Thursday, October 30, 2008

FLASH! Missing Gnomes New House Found


Well, the poster worked. Mom read the poster to the 4 year old this afternoon. Her plan was to wait until the 6 year old got home from school before letting them look for evidence of Gnome activity. Bad plan! 4 year old could not wait. She put her coat on and started looking right then. And she found the door. Now the strangest thing happened. She told her mom that she would not tell her sister, and that she would let her sister find the Gnome door for herself. See, there really is some magic that rubs off when dealing with Gnomes. I did not find out about this until after older sister came home from school and she found the Gnome door too. I was reading the paper and having a cup of coffee when I heard them yellin and screamin " we found them, we found them". They were at the door, so excited they hardly made any sense at all. The 4 year old had mud and leaves all down one side, and was jumping up and down, yelling "Tom, Tom, come with us, we'll show you." And show me they did. By the time I caught up with them, the 4 year old was laying on the ground with her ear up against the door trying to hear them. Well, of course she said "they're in there, I can hear them." About that time the 6 year old came running up with a little tool box, and a hammer in her hand. I asked her what the hammer was for. She replied,"I'm going to pry the door open so I can see them." Mom very quickly told her that that was not being a very good neighbor. When I left them, both girls were discussing how they could see the Gnomes. The last words I think I heard was M and M's.

6 comments:

Holee said...

Candy always works, on kids and Gnomes.

Tina said...

What fun! I can just feel their excitment!

Sherry said...

How much fun can this be!? I can just hear the squealing and excitement from here.

Soukies said...

Oh how much fun for those kids! I wish you were my neighbor, my youngest ds would love that!! Lucky girls they are lol

quilterpolly said...

how fun for them. something they will talk about a long time:)

Heidi said...

how wonderful! What a gift you have given them! Here in Minneapolis near one on the lakes there is also a door to a elf house. it is quite famous as all the locals leave notes for the elf. This door is on a tiny set of hinges and it opens and closes. it covers one of those rounded root notches that are on the bases of trees sometimes. The great thing is the elf will answer all letters and notes left with a tiny typewritten note. Those elfs must have tiny typwritters... this adventure could go on for a long time with the girls!
Thanks for the update!!
Heidi in MN