Elf on the Shelf- Our Ziggy in 2012

Ziggy is our Elf on the Shelf. This year, it seems like the kids understand his purpose a little bit more. They know he reports back to Santa every night and returns in a different place each morning. They know that sometimes he can cause trouble. I don’t think they will ever forget the night last year when he painted all of their noses red! Ha ha!

They even know that sometimes Ziggy has some “favorite places” he likes to hide. (The result of Mommy and Daddy forgetting to move him)

I decided that this year, Ziggy is going to be a bit more mischievous in our house. I also decided that I am going to chronicle his whereabouts each day.

Ziggy started out hiding in a place where the kids didn’t notice him for a week. We told them the we heard he was coming earlier and pretended not to know where he was for a few days. Then, I suddenly spotted him. That drove the kids nuts. Then, a few days later, my husband spotted him. This is when things got serious. Finally, my oldest spotted Ziggy in a chicken crate full of my childhood belongings.

Continue below to see other places Ziggy found this year.

Aw….he gave the kids some new toothbrushes.

Check back each day to see what trouble Ziggy will get himself into. Most of all, I hope you enjoy the pictures. Please feel free to comment if you have any other ideas for our elf or to tell me what trouble your elf has gotten into.