A couple nights later Jibee decided he wanted hot chocolate. He was even nice enough to bring two new Christmas mugs and the hot chocolate to go in them! The kids enjoyed a couple mugs at lunch....I sure hope he cleaned up his mess before the next morning!
The next night was another low-key night. We found him in our card holder, just barely peeking out.
The following night Jibee brought a coloring book! And, he brought a manger scene for the kids to color and cut out! I was very grateful for this, since we somehow managed to NOT pack our manger scene to come to Japan.
I guess Jibee wanted to join in on the fun school activities the next day! We found him sitting amongst the school stuff with the Arkansas state information card in his hands! I had two eager learners that morning, in addition to Jibee!
The next day couple of days Jibee was in the mood for cookies! I don't have a shot of it, but the first day he had Grandma's chocolate cookie recipe and candy cane kisses to go on top! Yummy! Both kids helped roll the cookies and then smoosh (some of them a little too smooshed-they went right through the cookie) the kisses on. Below, he brought the molasses....I guess he was ready for my favorite cookies!
The next night I guess he didn't finish playing with his friends before we all woke up. I never thought the kids would ask this...."Why didn't he hide before we got up? He could have played all night and then returned my stuff before the sun came up!" Well.....I guess he was having so much fun that he lost track of time. That seemed to answer the question. Next was, "But...I rrrreeeeaaaallllyyyyyy wanted to play with THAT elephant TODAY!" Geez....so, that one lead into a lesson on sharing.