Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Day in the Life of an Elf

We bundled up our little elves to go see their buddies working at the Macy's holiday display in downtown Minneapolis today.  Each year, they put on an animated figurine display that is so unique and entertaining that you can't NOT go - especially when it's free!  Steve and I finally timed it right - on a Tuesday afternoon - so that we didn't have to wait in line or deal with big crowds.  Thank goodness for the skyways!  Thanks to them, we didn't have to take the boys into the below zero air we had here today.

Dad, Matthew and Nathan at the entrance: "Welcome to A Day in the Life of an Elf"

Nathan enjoying the animated elves in Santa's Mail Room.  Behind him you can see "Reindeer flight school" where there is an elf vectoring in the reindeer flight traffic like Daddy used to do.

Here we are in Santa's Bakery where the elves were baking up sweet treats.  Our favorite was the candy cane machine!

If you've been reading, you know I'm jealous of other bloggers who know how to post video.  So I shot twenty second's worth of our favorite scene today: The Singing Christmas Tree Forest.  Both boys were just fascinated watching the trees bend and turn, which had faces, lights, ornaments, songbooks and giftbox feet that tapped!  Unfortunately, the video doesn't do it justice because it was dark in there and there was no sound on the recording.  BUT, we're getting there!  I figured out how to record on the digital camera AND got it saved and uploaded to our hard drive.  SO, I'm making progress...albeit very slow.

Just a day in the life of our little elves.


Meika said...

Hey Kim! I haven't posted video in a long time, but I think it's pretty easy from Blogger. Actually - I'm just looking it up, and it's even easier than it used to be! There's a button on the top of your Compose pad that you push (right next to the photo one you probably use) that you press and then upload your video. Presto!

The "old way" was to upload to YouTube and then paste the code they gave into the "Edit HTML" box. That was pretty easy, too, just more steps, but it doesn't look like you even need to do that anymore.

April said...

SO fun! :) Glad you 4 got to do this together!! and YAY for no crowds! You must have timed it perfect.