December 7, 2012

Our Adventures with Buddy- Week 1

I'm not sure who has had more fun with our Elf on the Shelf Buddy this week, Reagan or myself!

A couple of weeks ago I made a calendar schedule to help me organize where Buddy would be hiding and what activity he would have planned for Reagan each day. I keep it on the fridge (since Reagan can't read yet) and it helps me whip Buddy's "scenes" together each night. I first plugged in the events or special activities our family has planned on the calendar and then tried to tie in Buddy doing something similar. Buddy's "scenes" are not set in stone. If I see something cute on Pinterest, blogs, or Instagram I can switch. I also typed each note and cut them out in advance so I don't have to worry about it each night!

Here is a little recap of what Buddy and Reagan were up to this past week:


You can read all about Buddy's arrival and Breakfast with Buddy here!


Sunday morning, Reagan woke up to find Buddy brushing his teeth in the bathroom.

Buddy's note told him to write Santa a letter.

He was so excited to do this letter as his activity that night.
 I love how he writes his name! Such a mess!


Monday morning Reagan found Buddy playing games with his friends.

Buddy also left Reagan a LONG note about his behavior. I had to rip up the original note and retype a new one to reflect his behavior. This little boy is being quite the stinker!

Reagan's activity that night was to play games. We taught him how to play Uno and he loved it!


Tuesday morning Reagan woke up to find Buddy by the TV. 

Our activity that night was to watch Rudolph as a family and make his Rudolph craft using his hands and feet!


Wednesday morning Reagan woke up to find the Christmas stockings in his underwear drawer.  So we  went to put the stockings back and found Reagan's undies hanging up instead!
Reagan got quite a chuckle out of this one! 

"That little Buddy is sure naughty!" Reagan said.

Our activity was to find 5 toys that Reagan would want to donate to children less fortunate. This was the first time he had really done anything like this.  At first he was overlly generous and wanted to give his favorite things away. (That would have been a disaster!) Then he realized what was being asked of him and found some toys and games he was okay with parting with. He didn't quite understand the concept of less fortunate and kept wanting to give him to his friend Jacob. Trust me, Jacob is very well taken care of! I don't think he needs Reagan's toys! But it was so sweet of him.


Thursday Reagan woke up to find Buddy with a tray of hot chocolate goodies. 

 The note said that later that night we would enjoy some hot chocolate.  

Reagan has never had hot chocolate before, so I was excited for this one. But Reagan was horrible last night! Wow. Temper tantrum at it's finest. I had 3 screaming kids at the same time. So I took away the hot chocolate. I caved later that night and ended up doing it. I'm such a soft mom. It's terrible I know.

He didn't care for the hot chocolate at first. He thought it was too hot. 
So we added cold milk to it and he LOVED it. 


Today Reagan woke up to find Buddy roasting marshmallows on a candle. I saw this one on a friend's Instagram and thought it was adorable! 

Tonight's activity is to attend our church's "Follow The Star". I will post more about it tomorrow!

I've loved seeing all of your Elf on the Shelf ideas!
Stay tuned to see what Buddy does next week!

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Rachel said...

I'm impressed! How you accomplish this and take care of the twins is awesome. Reagan sure is lucky...hopefully the tantrums get better!

ashleigh said...

you are amazing, and all these ideas are so cute! the teacher in you is definitely coming out =]

Mrs. Mommy said...

Ok, seriously! You are not only amazing for doing all this while taking care of 3 little ones, but you are SO stinking creative! I am going to have to come back to your blog next year when I need some elf ideas. You are such a fun mom!

Sara said...

I am so doing the roasting marshmallow with our elf. Sooo cute.

Cari said...


Matt and Meg said...

You are such an awesome mom! I can't wait until I can do all these fun things with my daughter. She is just 2 and I'm not sure she would get everything I was doing and truly appreciate it. Next year on! SO creative. Love, Love, Love it all!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Again, you are amazing and I can't help but love your organizational skills. You are obviously well trained in organization. I love that because I'm an organizational enthusist myself.

My Grans both have elves and they are having such a good time with them. Their Mommies are all into and doing a a great job each night. They are 3 & 4 and this is their first year to have elves.

Blessings my dear!

Enjoying the Epiphany said...

HI! I found you on the bloghop and am your newest follower. I was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you'd hop on by and follow me back!!

Happy Holidays!