Elf on the Shelf: Installment 3

A view from the top

Taking selfies

Knitting time

He found the candy version of himself

Another female to flirt with

Trapped in clean laundry

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Elf on the Shelf 2015: Installment Four

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Iroh played some pretty silly games his last week with us this year. He tried disguising himself as a present under the tree. The kids needed help finding him!

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This was a grab and hide, I guess. Just somewhere to watch the goings on in the house. This is the ice/water dispenser on the refrigerator.

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Iroh found Tony’s iPod and Chiara’s headphones sometime the night before. He was just rocking out on the couch when we got up that morning!

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Apparently you do not upset the nutcrackers! They don’t get mad, they get even. Thankfully they used painters tape! I’d be mad if they messed up the paint in my living room!

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Holy cow Iroh! What were you thinking?! Although, ziplining does look fun. I might want something a little more secure than a candy cane though……

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First the nutcrackers, now Queen Elsa? Why do you keep making people mad Iroh? At least he thawed quickly, Chiara was a little upset over him being frozen.

It’s been fun Iroh! I can’t wait till you come back next year…..

Elf on the Shelf 2015: Installment One

The kids were very excited to have Iroh come back this year! They love having our own family elf! Iroh has been up to his usual antics, making the kids laugh, while keeping Santa informed about their behavior.

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Iroh arrived, bright and early, December 1st, just like last year, and brought the kids some new jammies. He also spelled out a message in yummy chocolate kisses.

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December 2nd, Iroh just found a good place to observe everyone. He stashed himself in one of my baskets hanging from the curtain tiebacks.

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On December 3rd, Iroh was checking on the oral hygiene habits of the kids. There was some concern from friends on how we would brush our teeth with Iroh in this position. Our elf’s magic isn’t dependant on not being touched. He is allowed to travel back and forth to the North Pole as long as he doesn’t talk to the kids.

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Iroh had a little fun with some bananas and a marker on the 4th. He drew funny looking Minions. Chiara spent a few minutes explaining that we don’t draw on our food!

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Iroh started playing Jenga in the early hours of the 5th. Chiara has wanted to play several games since then. She was only a little bummed that Iroh couldn’t play with her.

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Iroh was feeling a little lazy on the 6th. He crawled into the tissue box to take a nap!

Iroh has been pretty feisty so far this year, and I’m looking forward to some more shenanigans this year!

Elf on the Shelf 2014: Installment Three

Iroh has been up to some real shenanigans over the last six days. He’s quite the little stinker!

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He got into Arthur’s car collection and had them driving in circles.

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He set himself up in a swing facing the kids’ room. The kids thought this was really funny!

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Iroh managed to pick a fight with some of Arthur’s Lego men. They took care of that, in Gulliver Travels fashion, so the kids had to rescue him in the morning.

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Iroh apparently has a knack for starting trouble. He made Darth Vader mad enough to use the Force on him!

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After his encounter with Darth Vader, Iroh got out Arthur’s Star Wars coloring book and had himself a good time.

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Tomorrow morning the kids will find Iroh roasting marshmallows over a fire. I feel for the sake of safety I should mention DO NOT LEAVE THE CANDLE BURNING! I did light the candle for the picture, and I actually lit the first batch of marshmallows on fire…..

Elf on the Shelf: Installment One
Elf on the Shelf: Installment Two
Elf on the Shelf: Installment Four

Elf on the Shelf 2014: Installment One

This year, we began the tradition of the Elf on the Shelf. We have named our scout elf Iroh. We have begun using names from Avatar the Last Airbender for a lot of things. Chiara’s middle name is Yue, for the moon princess. Zuko, for the fire nation prince, is our dog’s name. Azula, the fire nation princess, is our kitten’s name. So we decided to use the name Iroh, the dragon of the west, for our elf.
The kids have been loving his antics!
So far he has arrived in his sleigh, pulled by ponies:

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We used Chiara’s Anna sleigh and yarn to attach the ponies. I’ve enjoyed leaving little notes for the kids, explaining what he’s up to and commenting on their behavior the previous day.

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He was caught dragon racing too. Of course he got stuck in the net. This was a little game that came with our Bluray How to Train Your Dragon 2.

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Iroh had a snowball (marshmallow) fight with Jack Frost, Sven and a few minions.

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This first aid practice was inspired when Chiara gashed her foot and had a mild panic attack when we bandaged it. This was easy and a big hit!

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Iroh entertained a few of Chiara’s babies by reading The Polar Express. Apparently Iroh overheard me reading it to the kids.

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A marshmallow soak is Iroh’s favorite way to wind down after a long round trip to the North Pole!

The storybook that came with Iroh is still unread, but I know it states he shouldn’t be touched. We overruled that rule because Chiara loves carrying him around so he can watch her be good. As long as she keeps being nice, I don’t see the problem!
I’ve decided to break my elf adventures into four posts, so look for them every six days!

Elf on the Shelf: Installment Two
Elf on the Shelf: Installment Three
Elf on the Shelf: Installment Four

Have you done anything fun with your elf?