We welcomed back our very favorite Elf on the Shelf this past weekend! Originally, Buddy was going to make his way back into our house on the day after Thanksgiving, but that happened to be Brody's birthday, so we decided to do it on Saturday instead.
I toyed around with a few ideas on how to bring him back but ultimately I decided on a welcome back breakfast, put on by Buddy. I liked that idea the best because it's something we can do every year. You can see how we originally welcomed Buddy to our home here.
Buddy got up early and set up a few Christmas decorations and made chocolate chip pancakes and eggs. Brody was ecstatic - possibly because we let him sit at the table like a big boy!
Brayden couldn't hardly eat - he was too busy watching Buddy watch him. Ha! Silly kid!
I have some new ideas up my sleeve for what Buddy will be doing this year. I'm not into the whole mischief thing - I would prefer Buddy to set a good example for the boys. I've seen a lot of debate over the whole Elf on the Shelf thing but my thought is that we can do this for our boys because we know they will love it BUT keep the focus on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Lord and Savior.
If you have toddlers, here is a list I put together last year of 25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Toddlers!