The Adventure Starts Here: Elf on the Shelf Shenanigans | Goodbye to Buddy

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Elf on the Shelf Shenanigans | Goodbye to Buddy

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I will be back on Monday with a complete recap of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  But until then, I thought I'd share with you some more of our Elf on the Shelf Shenanigans.  

This was the first year the Elf on the Shelf has visited our house and we have really loved it!  I have to admit that I was hesitant to start this tradition because of the mischief that some elves cause.  But I really love that Chris created fun and creative scenarios without taking it too far.  I also think it helped that we waited until Noah was old enough and really into it.  Since I really loved what Chris came up with (he's come up with all the ideas and executed each one on his own), I wanted to share all of Buddy's Shenanigans (week 1, week 2, and week 3).  And finally, here is our last week of Buddy the Elf.  

Sunday - Buddy was found in the basement playing with Noah's tool bench.  I guess he decided since Noah was using him as a hammer last week (when doing the puzzle), that he'd show Noah what a real hammer looked like!  

Monday - Buddy took out some baking supplies hoping it would encourage us to make some yummy treats.  While the supplies made me think Buddy was confused as to what he wanted to eat, Noah and I decided to make our Apple Zucchini Muffins.  

Tuesday - One of Chris' more elaborate set ups!  While I thought the zip line was the best of the month, I think Noah was a little confused at first.  Once Chris explained that he was zip lining, he thought it was cute and even helped Chris cut Buddy down :)

Wednesday - Noah had to follow a trail of mini marshmallows to find Buddy, who was enjoying a midnight snack in the kitchen :)  Buddy even saved a couple for Noah!

Thursday (Christmas Eve) - Buddy was reading a Christmas story to some of Noah's Christmas stuffed friends.  Buddy also brought Noah the final book in our 25 (or rather 24) Days of Christmas Books :)

Friday (Christmas Day) - While many elves leave and don't come back on Christmas Day, we have decided that Buddy will come for the last time on Christmas morning.  Buddy will bring one of the gifts that Noah asks for from Santa... this year it was the T-Rex!  And while we didn't go all out with a goodbye letter, on Christmas night we explained to Noah that since Buddy was sent by Santa to help us prepare and countdown to Christmas, that he would not be coming back now that Christmas was over.  Noah even went over and said goodbye to Buddy one last time :)

I hope you enjoyed our month with Buddy the Elf!  Did you do The Elf on the Shelf this year?  Have we inspired you in any way for your future "elf shenanigans"???

1 comment:

  1. I think it's cute you had Buddy come back on Christmas Day! Like he was helping Santa deliver Noah's presents.


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