a week of Elf on the Shelf antics

I can’t be sure what our Elf on the Shelf was up to while I was in the hospital for six days, but Zippy has been his usual mischievous self since I returned home with little Ethan last week.

Our elf must not be afraid of heights, because one morning we found him swinging on the Moravian star…

Elf on the Shelf: Moravian star

… and the next morning he was tangled up in a white pitcher above our kitchen cabinets.

Elf on the Shelf: white pitcher

On Thursday morning Zippy was on our mantel, convinced he was an angel. (We know better.)

Elf on the Shelf: wooden star

On Friday he spent the whole day with Ethan, our glow-in-the-dark baby (thanks to a bili light to improve his jaundice).

Elf on the Shelf: new baby

On Saturday morning we found him competing in an air hockey tournament. His opponent was a sweet girl from Idaho. I wanted Zippy to ask her whether she knew any famous foosball players from Idaho, but he was too shy.

Elf on the Shelf: air hockey

Fortunately, the officials didn’t notice that he was blocking his goal with his left hand.

Elf on the Shelf: air hockey

Zippy must have decided that the basement was a pretty great place to spend the weekend. On Sunday morning we found him playing Pac Man on Tim’s Atari. (Yes, we have an Atari; no, we do not have a Wii.)

Elf on the Shelf: Atari

Yesterday we found him in the bathroom again. This time he put a little photo of himself in a picture frame on the shelf. (This morning the kids checked to see whether it was still there, then wondered aloud where it went.)

Elf on the Shelf: Best Elf Ever

Last night Zippy did something he’s been wanting to do ever since he first arrived at our house last December. He strung up a zipline across our living room and is now dangling above our heads.

Elf on the Shelf: zipline

Elves have all the fun.

5 Comments on “a week of Elf on the Shelf antics

  1. my favorite is the air hockey with mrs. potato head! haha

  2. LOL, these are too funny. So very cute too.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas, Rach.
    Ronnie xo

  3. Sammy: Thanks! Last year he played foosball with Mr. Potato Head, but this year it looks like he took up a new hobby.

    Pink ronnie: Thanks! Merry Christmas to you too!

  4. My favorite is the one where’s he watching baby Ethan….precious!

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