December 23, 2011

Our Elf on the Shelf, Buddy

Things have been crazy busy 'round these parts. I'm currently at work with hopes of leaving early to finish up my Christmas shopping. Yes, you read that right. I'm not finished. I have two stops to make. I'm armed with a small list and cash to burn. I should be in and out fairly quickly. Hopefully, I won't have to get redneck on anyone. Tonight, I'll be cleaning the house to make room for new crap, baking cookies for Santa and the family, wrapping presents, and eventually relaxing in bed watching The Family Stone. It's time to let my freak flag fly with Sarah Jessica Parker and Luke Wilson. {If you don't know what I'm talking about, you should be ashamed of yourself.}



This year, I jumped on the Elf on the Shelf bandwagon. With Little Man and Little Bit being 6 and 3, I thought it was the perfect time to start this tradition. The kids are absolutely loving waking up every morning to see what Buddy has gotten into. {They named him after Will Ferrell's character in Elf. Duh.} What's most important is how much fun I'm having! Thanks to Pinterest, I've had some great inspiration for Buddy's mishcievious ways.



















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14 comments:

Hannah @ The New Black said...

Those are fun ideas! Maybe I've missed it, but what is the story behind the unders on the mantel?

Teri M said...

Your elf has had some of the best fun that I've seen! Love it all!!

Amber Watson said...

I would have never thought about doing this with the elf! I was like "what's so great about having a creepy elf sitting around??" Hahaha

Looks like fun!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I really love the Elf on the Shelf concept - I need to purchase one because I feel by the time I have kids the trend will be over!!!

Ugh I need to watch The Family Stone!!! We still have Scrooged and that to watch. I love the Family Stone. With my mother's passing it makes watching a bit hard at times but it's such a WONDERFUL movie. And I love me some Wilson brothers so it's perfect!

Adie said...

that looks fun! If I ever have kids, I will have to check that out. Merry Christmas!

Impulsive Addict said...

I'm jumping on the bandwagon NEXT Christmas. Emma will love it!

I loved seeing Buddy being bad in your pics!! =)

Have a very Merry Christmas this weekend!

AbsoluteMommy said...

I LOVE IT! We just love our elf. He's a "Buddy" too. His full name is Buddy Fiddlesticks McChristmaspants.
Check us out
http://absolutemommy.blogspot.com/2011/12/b-fiddlesticks-target-adventure.html

Stopping by via InstaFriday!
Nice to meet you!

My Mercurial Nature said...

Ah, you did some very creative things with your elf! I could barely remember to move the darn thing! eek!

valentine said...

I don't have kids, so I am not sure what this whole elf thing is about...but looks like yours was up havin fun.

Christina said...

We’re going to watch The Family Stone while wrapping tonight. Jacob got to choose between that and Love Actually and got mad because he said they were both depressing. Hahaha. I love all of Buddy’s adventures! We never did get an Elf. We’ll try next year. Merry Christmas!

Michelle Hoad said...

is Buddy a playa?

Laura said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

hilars ...i love buddy!
the christmas tree one was pretty good too!

MiMi said...

BUDDY!!! hahaha! Sneaky lil devil.