Elf on the Shelf – Year 4, Day 21-24

#RudyRuettiger measured himself on the boys ruler. #elfontheshelf

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#RudyRuettiger used masking tape to put X's across the boys doors! #elfontheshelf

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#RudyRuettiger taste-tested Santa's cookies. #elfontheshelf

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#RudyRuettiger says goodbye for another year. #elfontheshelf

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Merry Christmas!!

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Elf on the Shelf – Year 4, Day 16-20

#RudyRuettiger dressed as Crazy-Dave & put Plants vs Zombies on the boys iPod! #elfontheshelf

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#RudyRuettiger is steeping in the copper kettle! #elfontheshelf

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Yesterday #RudyRuettiger had trouble putting candy canes in the tree. #elfontheshelf

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#RudyRuettiger wanted to give B's Cheer Bear a hug, before she gets gift wrapped. #elfontheshelf

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#RudyRuettiger had a lazy day. #elfontheshelf

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Elf on the Shelf – Year 4, Day 11-15

Dec11. Something red #fmsphotoaday #elfontheshelf

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#RudyRuettiger is ready for a relaxing day! #elfontheshelf

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#RudyRuettiger was ready for early-morning hockey practice this morning! #elfontheshelf

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Officer #RudyRuettiger, driving the police boat. #elfontheshelf

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#RudyRuettiger wishes he was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! #elfontheshelf

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Elf on the Shelf – Year 4, Day 9 & 10

Our tree went up on Sunday night, but it has yet to be decorated.  Ruttiger took advantage of the empty branches to get involved in a little army role-playing! He knows how much the boys love to play war, so he put on some face camouflage and hid in the tree!

Camouflage #RudyRuettiger, hiding in the Christmas tree! #elfontheshelf

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After a long, uncomfortable day in the tree, Rudy decided to take it easy – but he brought the Duders a treat! He knows that they have Goldfish crackers every single night as a bedtime snack, so he brought them some fun Holiday ones!

A treat from #RudyRuettiger: Holiday goldfish crackers! #elfontheshelf

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Elf on the Shelf – Year 4, Day 6-8

Over the past few days, Ruettiger has been keeping the boys in line, and in awe!

Saturday was the annual IEOA Truck Light parade. Rudy obviously didn’t want to miss out on the fun, because we found him hanging from the rear-view mirror in the car so he could join us!

He knows that Mister goes curling every Tuesday night, so Ruettiger decided he’d give the sport a try too!

Today we were treated to a display of #RudyRuettiger's curling form. #elfontheshelf

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Easton’s advent calendar is Pirate Playmobil, and I think Rudy likes it, because the boys found him this morning in the Crows Nest of E’s pirate ship!  Ahoy there Matey! AAARrrrrrrrr!

#RudyRuettiger likes playing pirate. Ahoy Matey! #elfontheshelf

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Elf on the Shelf – Year 4, Day 5

Apparently Ruettiger has taken an interest in DIY (Maybe he’s been watching too much HGTV).  We awoke this morning to find him swinging on a homemade swing in the basement!

#RudyRuettiger made himself a swing! #elfontheshelf

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Elf on the Shelf – Year 4, Days 3 & 4

Ruettiger is a bit of a snoopy little elf. He couldn’t wait to see what the next beer in the Phillips advent calendar was, so he figured he’d dive in and check it out for himself.

The anticipation of the next beer in the Snowcase was too much to bear. #RudyRuettiger #elfontheshelf

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Fun with googly-eyes! Silly Ruettiger put googly-eyes on a wedding portrait of me and Mister, and then decided to join the fun and wear a pair himself too!

#RudyRuettiger had some fun with Googly-eyes! #elfontheshelf

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Elf on the Shelf – Year 4, Day 2

Ruettiger knows how much the Duders love Minecraft, so he took the first opportunity he could to see what all the fuss was about… and what better way to it than to go ALL OUT and surround yourself with blocks and play while wearing a Creeper head?

"Creeper"-Ruettiger, playing some MineCraft! #RudyRuettiger #elfontheshelf #iheartfaces

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(Do you want to make your elf his/her own Creeper head? The Lunchbox Memoirs shared this free printable!)

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Elf on the Shelf – Year 4, Day 1

For the 4th year running, December 1st brought the arrival of our Dey Family Holiday elf: “Rudy” Ruettiger! Night one he brought advent calendars with him, and left a quick message (using NHL Scrabble Tiles) for the Duders.

He's baaaaack! #RudyRuettiger #theidearoom #elfontheshelf

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His adventures this year will be documented on Instagram, and shared on Pinterest. (Speaking of Pinterest, you can check out Ruettiger’s previous antics by going to his Pinterest board here, or scrolling back through the blog archives.)

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Halloween, 2014

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We took advantage of the few minutes of sunshine that Sunday offered, and spent some time Clone-trooper/Commander Cody battling in the gravel pit near our house. (As opposed to Storm-trooper battling. While I have watched the Star Wars movies, I’m … Continue reading