The Adventure Starts Here: Buddy the Elf Shenanigans 2016 - Week Two

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Buddy the Elf Shenanigans 2016 - Week Two

Last year was the first year we did the whole "elf on the shelf" thing.  We decided to wait until Noah was old enough to really appreciate it.  While our elf doesn't cause problems or make messes, he does move around each night and get himself into some pretty funny situations.  And while I would love to take credit for Buddy's creative shenanigans, I can't... it's all thanks to Chris.  As soon as we started talking about starting the elf on the shelf tradition, he was vocal that he wanted to have creative control.  He comes up with all the ideas, executes them, and then sends me nightly photos of what Buddy is up to.  Every morning, I record Noah looking for Buddy.  Even though Chris can't be there every morning, he at least gets to see his reaction (which is usually pretty funny) on video... and I get to have a month's worth of videos for documentation purposes!  

Over the next few weeks, I hope that by sharing Buddy's Shenanigans, I can give you some inspiration, or at the very least put a smile on your face :)  And if you want to look back at past Buddy posts (from this year and last), you can see them all here.  In addition to my weekly recaps, you can also follow along on Instagram (hashtag #buddytheelfshenanigans2016 )

Buddy just wanted a kiss...

Taking it easy... or is he helping with the dishes???

Super Buddy... zip lining to save the day!

Buddy didn't realize Noah was going to be staying home sick from school!  He was all ready to go in Noah's school bag... still dressed as Super Buddy!

Getting ready to race with Blaze and the Monster Machines...

My favorite part is what happened after Noah found Buddy like this.  Chris took the day off work and they spent the morning racing the Blaze trucks down the ramp.  Buddy watched from Jake's pirate ship!  

Buddy brought matching robot suits...

Hanging out with the Octonauts gang...

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What has your elf been up to this week?


  1. So fun! I love all of the elf set ups using your son's toys. I bet he thought it was hilarious. You're super creative :)

  2. Buddy's little legs sticking out of the Octopod made me literally laugh out loud.

  3. Love them! I seriously failed in the elf department while being sick last week. I gotta step up my game.

  4. So fun!! I love all the elf on the shelf ideas. Chris is such a creative guy. We are having a blast with our elf.

  5. Your elf always does the MOST creative things!!! Seriously. You guys are killing it. I absolutely loved the matching robot suits!

  6. Your elf nailed it! Such great and creative things. Chris steals the show when it comes to Elf on the Shelf!


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