Saturday, December 15, 2012

More adventures of Buddy the Elf

I must admit, you definitely get your money's worth when you purchase and Elf on the shelf! Ours has brought lots of smiles and laughs to our home. Check out the situations Buddy has gotten himself into over the past few days:

It was kind of amusing to watch my son continuously going into the fridge throughout the morning to get milk, juice etc. and not even notice Buddy hiding in the butter compartment hoarding a half pound peanut butter cup!

The kids were excited to see Buddy the elf had spelled out his name on the kitchen counter, and wondered how come he didn't get in trouble for spilling cereal all over the place!

My son wondered how come most of our cooking utensils were in a heap on the counter the other morning, until he looked up and saw Buddy poking out of one of my oven mitts with a spatula! I wonder if he knows how to cook with it!

There is only about a week and a half left for Buddy's visit. On December 24th he goes back to the North Pole until next year! To date, I am impressed with Buddy's activity and he hasn't done anything too extreme (yet!) Keep checking back for more of Buddy's shenanigans! ( I love that word!!!)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Adventures of my own personal Elf on the Shelf!

Well, here it is, the middle of December, I have been so busy preparing for Christmas and the like, that I have not had time to write, but that ends now! I have been seeing and hearing a lot of hype on this "Elf on the Shelf" character, so my parents picked one up for me when they were at the mall yesterday! I decided I am going to take pictures of his every action and share his adventures with you.

This is Buddy, our new Elf on the shelf. I took him home yesterday at lunch, and put him on the shelf, in his box. When the kids came home from school, I took the box off the shelf and opened it up to introduce everybody. To our surprise, Buddy was not  in his box!  Confused yet excited, my oldest son spotted something in our Christmas tree that was out of sorts, yes, it was Buddy the elf, perched high in the branches!  My kids squeeled for joy and thought he was pretty neat. After dinner, we sat down and read the book that came with Buddy to learn of his "rules", to my kids' disappointment, they quickly learned that they could not touch Buddy or all of his magical elf powers would disappear and he wouldn't be able to fly back to the North Pole nightly to report their behavior to the big guy!

The kids went to bed and kept asking where Buddy would be in the morning, I told them I did not know, but he would probably be hiding again as we are new to him and he is probably scared.

We woke up this morning to marshmallows all over the counter and Buddy the elf treating himself to a marshmallow bath in my loaf pan!

I can't wait to see what other surprises and mischief Buddy has up his tiny red felt sleeve!