Elf on the Shelf, Year 5

Ah, the long-forgotten old blog.  There’s no time like the present to dust it off for some Elf on the Shelf fun and antics!
With December right around the corner, my boys are impatiently awaiting the annual arrival of Ruettiger, our Elf on the Shelf.
I recently realized that I didn’t blog ANY of his photos from last year!   I figure that before he arrives for his SIXTH Christmas with us, I should share what he got up to last year.

Here goes nothing…

Ruettiger is eagerly anticipating the new Star Wars movie! #RudyRuettiger

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Oh no! #RudyRuettiger has been captured by the army men! #deyfamilychristmas

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I spy #RudyRuettiger hanging out with #JoeHicketts from the @victoriaroyals!

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Roasting marshmallows! #RudyRuettiger #littlemomentsapp

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#RudyRuettiger dressed as Minecraft Santa & left the boys some tokens for video game time!

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🎶It's Christmastime in Hollis, Queens🎶 #RudyRuettiger #elfontheshelf

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#RudyRuettiger busted into Mummy's advent calendar!

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Coffee time☕️ #RudyRuettiger

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#RudyRuettiger put snowflakes on my favorite photo of the boys.

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#RudyRuettiger made some marshmallow snow men.

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Playing Connect 4! #RudyRuettiger

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Minion Ruettiger! "Banana!"

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Sweet kicks, #RudyRuettiger!

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Rock'em Sock'em #RudyRuettiger!

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Are you ready for some football?! #RudyRuettiger #GoPackGo

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#RudyRuettiger BBQ'd up some burgers for the boys.

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#RudyRuettiger is such a boy!

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#RudyRuettiger is pretty excited that the boys got to see #StarWars yesterday!

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A farewell note from #RudyRuettiger

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Growth Chart Rulers – Now available for order/purchase!

My uber-talented Mister made me a growth chart ruler for Mother’s Day a few years back.  Since then, he’s had numerous inquiries and requests so we’ve decided to make them more available.

There’s a new page on the website where you can ask questions, and/or order your own custom ruler.

While we don’t currently offer shipping, local pick-up is available in the Victoria area!

Ruler

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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