Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Early Adventures of Buddy the Elf

Buddy, our Elf on the Shelf, arrived at our house the day after Thanksgiving and has been very busy keeping an eye on the boys every day since.  After the boys go to bed each night, Buddy flies back to Santa to report in on their behavior and then comes back to the house and finds a new spot to land. 

This has been so much fun....for me.  Have the boys whipped themselves into shape and started acting acting like little angels?  No way.  Are they concerned that the elf is going to rat them out to Santa if they push each other or steal their brother's lightsaber?  Not a chance.  But I tell you what, I have a blast finding a new place to move the elf every night.  It's creative, silly, and even somewhat mischievous.  I have a whole Pinterest board just for Elf on the Shelf ideas.  So yeah.  Isaiah comes running out every morning to try to be the first to find Buddy, but so far I think Mommy is having the most fun with the whole thing. 

Here's some of Buddy's recent exploits for your enjoyment. (All photos taken with Instagram on Evan's iPhone.)

I'm saving some of my really fun ideas for a little later.  Like this one:

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

and this one.

and this one.

See what I mean?  Really fun for me. 

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