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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

One Elf and an Egg

Thank you to ABC Wednesday for this week's prompt which is: E



The little boy's eyes widened as he watched the computer screen. He laughed tears down his cheeks as he shouted, 'Grammy, look at Ike! He’s a wizard!'

The child had no idea how long it had taken me and the website of Office Max Elf Yourself (appears every December for holiday fun) to turn his dog into a 'wizard'. He's learning about the computer and before long he'll be elfing his own peeps.








I hadn't planned to see this child on Easter and suddenly found myself wondering how to come up with an impromptu egg. A boiled egg (by me) and a quick color (by the grinning boy) with Memorex CD markers provided one that he was happy with. As the old saw goes, 'If he's happy, I'm happy.'

I know you'll be pleased if you check out the ABC Wednesday site and play along.



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30 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

so sweet! they do learn quick, which is good because then they will teach us!

magiceye said...

cute pics...

naturglede said...

I love your alf and the egg.
Good job! Have a fun abc:)

Reader Wil said...

The elf is wonderful! I can understand that the little boy was excited to see the dog disguised as a dog!

Mamapippa said...

The elfing thing was big fun, we did it with are family and sent it around. Always good for a smile !

Mara said...

I love the elf!

Miss_Yves said...

Lovely !

RuneE said...

A most special and delightful post. Nice to see something different.

spacedlaw said...

Fun elf. Good E.

Rose said...

I love your elf:) I "elfed" all my grandchildren at Christmas and sent it to them. They loved it!

Babooshka said...

Eggcellent post.

Pretty Me!! said...

so cool :D

photowannabe said...

That's what life's all about ...making the kids and grandkids happy. It gives me so much pleasure.
I love the "elf".

Carol said...

An interesting and fun post...

Dragonstar said...

The little boy looks so happy! What a lovely face he has.

Celeste said...

What fun you had with 'E'. Aren't all dogs wizards?

splummer said...

Hi!
Great "E" post! Beautiful Egg! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!

Sherrie

Life with Kaishon said...

This was so sweet. It made my day. What an adorable little boy. Isn't being a Grandma the best thing? My Mom loves it so much. I can tell you are a great Grandmother.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your impromptu egg turned out very well. Wonderful joy on the child's face. ;-)

Jay said...

I had fun with Elf Yourself, too!

As to the little lad learning about the computer, we bought a ZX Spectrum for our firstborn when he was three years old. He progressed (of course) to a desktop, and he is now a computer programmer with his own house and car and still in his twenties. From little acorns ... ;)

Alice said...

Good choices for E!

Alice at I Was Born2Cree8

ABC Wednesday

Dee said...

How fun. I found that it was sometimes easier to teach computers to the lower grades especially MS Excel. My 4th graders often caught on to Excel faster than the high school classes.

Neva said...

That elf picture was hard to do...I tried for a long time and finally got a barely acceptable "card"!!! but they sure are fun......ny!!!!!

Karyn said...

LOL...love the little guy's smile. He's a cutie. I'm sure he enjoyed seeing his dog as an elf.

Thanks for dropping by my E entry!

Roger Owen Green said...

Ah, you picked egg too, at least in part!

Grace and Bradley said...

You are such a good "Grammy", he was so happy. We are also looking forward to see our granddaughter, hopfully in not too distant future.

Geno's Garden said...

how fun...I'll have to look for that next year. I get to be a grandmother this next week. Yea for me!

pictureeachday said...

Oh, too cute to elf a dog! I have never seen it done with a pet before :)

VP said...

Eggcellent!

How long do you think it'll be before that young man has his own blog? They grow up so fast...

Anna said...

I really enjoyed your take on the letter E. The egg looked as if it was much appreciated.