Fun with Richie our Elf on the Shelf Christmas 2014

Life was too hectic to write about our sweet Elf Richie everyday.  I thought you might like to see some highlights of his antics this year.  We will miss you so much, Richie!  We hate to say goodbye to you tonight.  Until next year….


Richie arrived at our home in a sealed Santa’s Workshop Lego set.  We were all so surprised and we didn’t know he was inside for quite a while!elf on the shelf 8

All the children had so much fun putting the Lego set together.  We used the tongs to put Richie on the little tree so he could watch.

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We found Richie and his reindeer in a roll of TP

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Richie is somewhat of a cardshark, sporting a full house in this game of Tripoley.

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Richie gathered all the stuffed cats in the house an placed them on the stairs.  He was found reading my “Think Like A Cat” book.


Sugar Angles


Hanging in the bathroom


This one was a little questionable 🙂

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Bows all over the kitchen and stuck to any solid surface!

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Hot Hot cocoa date with Anna

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A little mischief with Snowflake Sally’s non-magical girl elf

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Helping out with St. Nicholas Day

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Chillin’ in the freezer with some North Pole Fat Boys!

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Setting the table and serving everyone gingerbread men for breakfast.

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Peppermint cotton candy for breakfast




We are saying our goodbye’s to Richie today.  I love the photos.  I can’t believe we have to wait an entire year to see him again…..pass the Kleenex!!

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Saying Good-Bye to Richie

 I can’t believe today is Christmas Eve!  We have had such a wonderful time with our Elf, Richie!  On Christmas Eve Day Richie gets an extra dose of Magic so we can hold him before he leaves.  We look forward to this day.  Richie was in Sally’s arms all day long.  As we said good night to Richie tonight, we all had tears in our eyes as it will be an entire year until we see him again.  He is Magical and our house is filled with Magic every day he is here.


Elf Breakfast

Yummy Elf Breakfast with Richie!!


Elf TP

This morning my son woke up to find his entire room toilet papered by Richie!  By the time I got the camera, Ryan had taken it down – it was a pretty good TP job!  We discovered that once Richie was in the TP cardboard tube, we could carry him around without touching him! 


Our Elf brought SNOW!

It took us a long time to find Richie this morning!  We found him in the freezer with a little dish of snow and snowballs!  Where ever did he find snow in Southern California?  He must have brought it from the North Pole!

My kids were extremely excited – Sally has only seen snow once in her life.  The snow was a little bit icy so we did our best making a snowman….those of you with lots of snow in your front yard – don’t make fun of us 🙂


Elf Toothpaste Message

An important reminder from Richie: Be Good!  Especially since Christmas is only days away!


Expo Elf

It looks like Richie got in to the dry erase markers!  Last year he drew funny faces on the pictures, this year he wrote nice words around each of the children’s school pictures.  That was so sweet of him!


Woodworking Elf

It looks like Richie the Elf got into the garage and got into the tools!  He made 3 little wood bird houses for the children!  I like how he has his safety glasses on!!


Elf Potato Sack Race

This morning we found Richie in the kitchen.  It looks like he rounded up some friends and had a potato sack race last night!


Richie & the Elves

My children keep writing Richie letters asking him to bring his friends over or to bring the off-duty elves over.  I am not quite sure what they think will happen.  Richie wrote them a letter saying elves can only go to the home they are assigned and that he managed to find some toy elves the children could play with.  We found them strung across the dining room! 

The elves are pretty cute and the children were so excited to get an elf they could play with!