Rudolph, our Elf on the Shelf, returns from the North Pole every morning from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve! In years past he would make his daily appearance in simple ways, such as on the tree or sitting on the coffee table. I have a nagging feeling with Trever being 9 & Tyler 6 our Christmas’s with Rudolph are numbered. So, we decided to kick it up a notch with the Elf on the Shelf this year.
Here are the Elf on the Shelf Ideas We Used!
One night he zipped in from the North Pole!
Shortly after the boys were ill, Rudolph came down with the same thing. Poor little guy!
One morning, he flew home to Tyler’s stocking. On another day, Rudolph delivered some chocolate treats. The treats were rewards for a day that topped the charts in good behavior.
One of the most remembered mornings was when they woke up to Rudolph playing with their Tech Deck’s. The toy skate parks are a favorite around here! They were excited to see that Rudolph loved them as well!
We caught Rudolph chatting with his other elf on the shelf friends too! How’d we figure it out you ask? They were texting each other photo’s! The other pictured elves are the boy’s cousin’s elves, Jingle and Sparkle.
He, also, went fishing in the boy’s bathroom sink. Because the boy’s needed to brush their teeth and such, Troy and I had to break the rules and touch the elf. The boys were slightly distraught but we assured them that it was OK for adults to touch the elf!
It must have been a long flight for Rudolph on his trek back from the North Pole this particular morning. He made himself a chocolate milk and had drunk most of it by the time the boys found him.
Troy and I had so much fun staging Rudolph for the boys this year. It had been a fun tradition for the boys in the past. However, finding funny ways to stage him has forged a fun tradition for all of us!