Holidays with Apple the Elf (on the Shelf!)

We introduced Elf on the Shelf to our household about two years ago and this year is probably the most fun we’ve had with it because Sadie is SO into it. I swear four is the perfect age for stuff like this. She wakes up every morning immediately telling Dave and I that we have to look for Apple. (Our elf – her name is Apple.)

I thought I’d share some of the shenanigans that Apple the Elf has gotten herself into so far this year! I know some parents really dislike the whole Elf on the Shelf thing but I love it!

Day 1: Apple Came Back!

Apple the Elf came back after Thanksgiving break and appeared in Sadie’s room with a sign and a gift for Sadie! (A Paw Patrol mug and candy set that I got at CVS.) She also had her traveling gear on to stay warm, obvs.

First Night the Elf Returns! - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Day 2: Cheerleading!

Apple the Elf heard all about how Sadie was a cheerleader in the fall and wanted to join the squad too!

Cheerleader Elf - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Day 3: Self Portraits

Fancying herself an artist, Apple drew a self-portrait to share with Sadie and have her color in.

Elf Self Portrait - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Day 4: Flossing Around

Silly elf! Apple wanted to floss and got herself stuck around the bathroom lights!

All Flossed Up! - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Day 5: Being a Princess

Apple the Elf was jealous of all the Disney princesses so she stole Ariel’s dress and made herself a red wig to fit in.

Wants to be a Princess too! - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Day 6: Hitching a Ride to Dance Class

Our crazy elf was trying to go to dance class with Sadie by sneaking in her dance bag!

Hitching a Ride to Dance Class - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Day 7: Needed a Boost to Play Piano

Apple wanted to play piano like Sadie’s dad but couldn’t reach the keys! So she stacked up some piano books and Christmas books to be able to reach.

Needs a Little Boost to Play Piano - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Day 8: Having a Sleepover

Sadie went to bed and woke up to find out that Apple the Elf had herself a little sleepover in her room! She used a Build-a-Bear’s bed, but I’m sure they didn’t mind.

Sleepover! - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Day 9: Dental Care

Apple wanted to make sure Sadie was brushing her teeth! (Apple also told Mommy that Sadie is overdue for a new toothbrush. Don’t worry Apple, she’s getting a new one in her stocking.)

Making Sure You Brush Your Teeth - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Day 10: Gingerbread Man Fun!

Sadie was learning about the Gingerbread Man at school so Apple brought a chocolate gingerbread lollipop for her as a treat! And then Sadie cried because she couldn’t eat it at 7am.

Gingerbread Man Fun - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Day 11: High in the Sky

Otherwise known as the night mommy forgot to move Apple and ran downstairs in a panic to get to it before Sadie made her way downstairs. Phew.

High Up Above (aka Mom forgot to move the elf the night before) - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Day 12: One with the Flowers

Apple thought the sunflowers in our living room were so pretty so she decided to become one!

One with the Flowers - Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Follow this year’s elf shenanigans on Instagram with the hashtag #appletheelf2016. There are also some under #appletheelf but I guess someone else named their elf Apple so some posts aren’t mine.

Elf on the Shelf Ideas 2016 | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

You can also follow my Elf on the Shelf Pinterest board for more ideas!

Comments

  1. This is ridiculously cute!

  2. I love Apple’s scarf! So cute and festive. These are all so great.

  3. These are too cute. You’ve gotten so creative with it!
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