Every year the day after Thanksgiving or Black Friday (I LOVE Black Friday but that's a different post) we have an elf arrive direct from the north pole (for elf passports letters and report forms etc go HERE!) to keep an eye on our children and report to Santa how they are doing. The picture above is this years new elf because my Grandma had the very same elf and after much searching he will finally be coming to my house (Santa likes to keep them in the family if he can) but we have used many other "elves" in the past. Even a stuffed bear wearing elf clothes. The little elf is only able to move and do things when no one is looking and for whatever reason Santa always sends us a fair to partly naughty elf. Here is a list of some of the shenanigans the little bounder has gotten into for us to discover the next morning!!
PS I have recruited the older non believers to help take this task on and they love love love it!
Win Win I say!!
Interested in Elf On A Shelf? go HERE!!hanging from ceiling fan
looking at Christmas catalogue
trying to open a gift
inside the kids jacket sleeves
mess of flour on cupboard and snow angels or footprints
eating candy with wrappers all over floor
looking at a Christmas book, while sitting on the couch
playing Lego on the floor
wrapped in toilet paper, in the bathroom
sitting with my digital camera, and their are pics of them on the camera
sitting in a mixing bowl, with a recipe book
stuck in the kids' backpacks
hiding in Christmas tree
with craft supplies & stickers for gifts
sitting on couch, playing wii
drinking hot cocoa
in the fridge
playing hot wheels
sitting at the table with a glass and plate (crumbs)
building blocks and hiding in their creation
stringing mini lights on tree and getting caught in them
sitting at my computer, with a Christmas website (or maybe an elf picture) on the screen.
Reindeer hanging from the ceiling fan in an attempt to help them learn to fly (they're in training).
Elf delivers Small Christmas tree in rooms.
Elf runs away to friend's house.
Snowflakes hang from the ceiling to make it feel more like home.
Elves are caught watching a "new" Christmas DVD.
Advent Calendar pieces for one of the days are missing and wind up with the Elf.
Elves are caught drinking Red Bull from a straw to get "Fairy" wings.
In a Basket with Christmas craft project
Elves hide and leave "snowflake" clues for us to find.
Elves make a snow family out of Styrofoam balls and leave instructions for 1 more.
Cracker crumbs everywhere…and Elves found guilty on the counter surrounded by them.
Elves offer up a Christmas story book
Elves get into the little people and are found driving tractors and riding horses.
Snowball fight in the living room. (marshmallows)
Elf breakfast awaits. Red & green pancakes, red juice, green eggs, etc..
-Elves show up in freezer with ice cream treats
-Elves decorate kitchen with gingerbread plates and such for gingerbread night.
-Elves found with Barbies "playing"
- Elves found playing with Nativities
-Elves found with all Christmas movies pulled out with popcorn
-Elves found with all Christmas books pulled off of shelf ready for basket
-elves make special elf snack mix
-elves with baking mess everywhere, sugar cookie dough found chilling in fridge ( maybe one elf on counter other with dough in fridge)
Comment and let me know what you think!
Do you have elves at your house?
I'd love to hear about your traditions!!
loves to all!!