Monday, December 12, 2016

The Elf on the Shelf Versus Little Live Elf Liam

The Elf on the Shelf. People either love the concept or they hate it! But one thing is certain: It's definitely the most popular Christmas trend these days! 


I managed to avoid the hype for so long because the timing just wasn't right. I couldn't really introduce a new concept when certain kids were asking a lot of questions! This year, Dylan and Lexie are both in the know and Lily kept asking why WE didn't have an elf. The timing was right for Lily and Liam (AKA Phase Two). So on December 1st, an Elf on the Shelf joined our family!

Our Elf, whom Lily lovingly named Christopher, arrived with a North Pole Breakfast and a few small gifts for each child. Lily was beyond excited!

Elf on the Shelf arrival breakfast

But our Elf on the Shelf immediately had some serious competition!

Elf on the Shelf

What started out as just a cute picture turned into a fun photography project for the month of December, after our sweet little Liam got into some trouble on the second morning. Liam got a bath, his elf pajamas got a good washing and our Elf on the Shelf project was born. Each day since then, our little live Elf Liam, has been recreating Christopher's adventures!


Here's what our two naughty elves have been up to...

DAY 2

Christopher got into the powdered sugar and made a snow angel!

Elf on the Shelf

But Liam, who got into the cornstarch for the second time in one week (once on his Grandma's watch), was the winner. Clearly...

Elf on the Shelf

DAY 3

Christopher took a bubble bath in mini marshmallows and Liam decided to join him!

Elf on the Shelf

DAY 4

Christopher found an EXPO marker and decided to draw on Dylan, Lexie, Lily and Liam's school pictures.

Elf on the Shelf

Liam was just as creative.

Elf on the Shelf

DAY 5

Christopher tried to make a sticker picture for the kids and things spiraled out of control!

Elf on the Shelf

Liam was a BIG fan of this activity!

Elf on the Shelf

DAY 6

We celebrated Saint Nicholas Day for the first time and Christopher snagged candy canes from each child's shoe.

Saint Nicholas Day

Liam decided to snag and EAT the candy canes.

Saint Nicholas Day

DAY 7

Christopher picked Elsa up and took her for a drive.

Elf on the Shelf

Liam took it one step further with some cuddles.

Elf on the Shelf

DAY 8

Christopher took the dogs for a walk.

 Elf on the Shelf

Liam gave up and decided snuggles were better!

Elf on the Shelf
Elf on the Shelf

DAY 9

Dinosaur ride, anyone?

 Elf on the Shelf

What Liam doesn't know is that his dinosaur roars, moves his head around, walks and rears up! (Should we use the remote to surprise him?)

Elf on the Shelf

DAY 10 

Poor Christopher caught a cold...from Little Live Elf Liam!

Elf on the Shelf

Thankfully it's nothing more than a runny nose. Every little Elf needs to take a day off to rest now and then!

Elf on the Shelf

Stay tuned for more of Christopher and Liam's adventures! 

Lily gets so excited to find Christopher each morning and loves telling everybody about his adventures. I bought into the hype, but seeing her reaction each day is absolutely worth it!

Do you have an Elf on the Shelf?

Follow along on Facebook and Instagram to see Liam's Elf on the Shelf reenactment each day!

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18 comments:

  1. This is the best thing ever!!! I love that you are having Liam reenact!! Adorable and I think Liam is totally winning.

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  2. Baha ha! OMG this is amazing. Liam is just the sweetest. I bet y'all are having a blast with these photos.

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  3. This is so funny! I love how cooperative Liam is for your pictures!

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  4. Oh my word! This was adorable! My favorite was when Liam took the dogs for a walk, but ended up cuddling them instead. Seriously, sooo cute!

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  5. This is so creative and so cute!

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  6. Your Elf Liam posts have been THE best! I absolutely LOVE this!

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  7. This is seriously so adorable!! Liam is definitely the winner between the two!

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  8. Phase two I love it! And gosh, Liam is truly the cutest elf ever and up to so much shenanigans!

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  9. These are the cutest pictures ever!! I hope to start Elf on the Shelf with Parker next year. I think it's a great tradition.

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  10. This is, by far, THE CUTEST Elf on the Shelf idea ever!! SO SO SO super cute.

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  11. I have been loving these pictures on Instagram. I don't know which one is my favorite, although taking Elsa for a ride is pretty darn cute. :)

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  12. Stop it! I love all of these! Little Liam is the happiest, sweetest, cutest little elf I ever did see!

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  13. This is the greatest!! Liam is the cutest little elf ever.

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  14. Haha. I love this post so much. I am dying of laughter over Liam's versions. He really outdid himself!

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Thank you for reading! XOXO