The Adventure Starts Here: Elf on the Shelf Shenanigans 2016 - Week Three

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Elf on the Shelf Shenanigans 2016 - Week Three

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 went fishing...  and used a paint cup for his chair.  Buddy sure is resourceful!

Buddy was monkeying around, and getting his potassium in...

Looks like Buddy wanted to play a round of Mouse Trap...

I think Buddy wants Noah to teach him how to play the guitar???

Buddy sure had fun building with Noah's blocks and construction vehicles.

And Noah helped finish the project when he woke up :)

Noah isn't the only artist in the family.  Buddy sure is talented! 

Happy Birthday to Buddy!  All his friends came to sing to him!

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What has your elf been up to this week?


  1. So sweet! I think my favorite is the self portrait. Those are some pretty impressive drawing skills 😊.

  2. Love the dump truck idea! Might switch that out for one of my activities. :)

  3. So, so great! I love the monkeys on the bananas. Haha! You guys always have such unique ideas.


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