Monday, December 7, 2009

Valedictorian Alan

Alan was the first only student to show up for Elf Training 101 this morning. First I attached the jolly red hat to his halter to let him get used to the pom-pom bouncing near his head. Alan passed that test in less than a minute and told me he was ready for Advanced Placement Elf Training.



Go to the head of the class, Alan!



Mom, that bully over in the corner is making fun of me.

Don't you worry, hon. It's tough being a smart ass. But when you go off to college, just remember – he'll be stuck in some dead-end job working cows or something.


Yeah! Take that, Skippa Little Loser!


Are you aware of how ridiculous you look?



Yes, and I don't care. My ear is warm and my mom is smiling.
And I'm not even wearing my halter now, so there!


If you're keeping score, that's three down and eight to go, with 18 training days left 'til Christmas.

This is so much more fun than shopping.

29 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Carson, the elf training sessions get better and better, and congrats to Alan for coming through it so quickly ... he really is a smart ass! LOL I love the picture of him smiling/snickering ... that simply made my day. Your captions are the best too.

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  2. What a chuckle this gave me. I love it. I've even got my husband checking out your blog with me to see what these characters are up to. PLEASE, keep up the good work.

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  3. Thanks for the smiles Carson. You always make my day.
    Best always, Sandra

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  4. LOL! I'm impressed. And I have to say Alan looks dashing in red.

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  5. Ok, Alan might have just stolen my heart a tiny bit! What a cheeky boy! And he looks so devilishly handsome with that hat on sideways. Your folks sure had the right idea for this Christmas fun!

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  6. Oh I ca't wait to see what Deets does! Alan is a very fine elf in training. But I think you need 2 hats- one for each ear!

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  7. Nancy in NC12/7/09, 7:35 AM

    Good Lord - the people I work with wonder what sets me off into hysterical laughter every morning as soon as I bring up my computer....Alan has proven me wrong... I thought George would be the first one to pass Elf training!

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  8. Yay, Alan! What a smart and cute boy he is.

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  9. You know what it's like with fashion trends...now EVERYONE will want one!

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  10. Go Alan! Thanks for the wonderful smile! I really needed that for my day to begin:)

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  11. I love Alan. What a good boy. Thank you for sharing your menagerie with us.

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  12. Oh, that last pic! Alan, you are too just too cute.

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  13. oh my gorsh that pic of him laughing... can i have it?? that made my day and made me laugh right out loud that I would so print and frame if I can PLEASE :)

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  14. Laura, I'll add a downloadable version of that photo to the "for you" tab by the end of the day. Enjoy!

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  15. Alan is really into the Christmas spirit with his Santa hat on. Very handsome boy!

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  16. I'm so proud of you, Alan!! :-)

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  17. What a good boy! That third picture is priceless.

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  18. What a great "laughing" photo! I'm sure you can sell it to a card company. Thanks for the laugh. I can return to my work now feeling a little cheerier.

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  19. I see possible pictures for the month of Dec for the 2010 calendar!!

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  20. That's a good idea. Keep telling those critters that the hats are ear-warmers and like the book The Mitten by Jan Brett, all your critters will be begging to wear 'em!

    Like others said the laughing burro pic could be a holiday greeting card. It would sell like hot cakes!


    ~Lisa

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  21. It's such a pleasure dropping by here every day. I love your generosity of spirit, your fabulous photos, and you sense of humor.

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  22. Ha! I knew it would be Alan. He's the most sensible when it comes to pleasing mom---or at least he seems that way on your blog.

    Thanks for keeping me in donkeys!

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  23. Love it! Them donks iz mucho smarter then them there harses.

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  24. They don't get much more willing than that.

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  25. Alan's smile. Kinda reminds me of my Auntie Edna, may she rest in peace. LOL. Thanks for the smiles.

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  26. Oh! The photo of him laughing is my FAVORITE!!

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  27. Linda, I love all those pictures of Alan especially when he snickered at you with his smiling eyes. Saw other pictures like the ground blizzard and they looked so incredible and at same time so beautiful!

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  28. Ok I love that picture! LOL so funny!

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