Last year Alan put his four-month old son Rockwell into elf costumes, and created a series of hilarious, adorable photos.
“One day someone told us that Rockwell looked like an elf and the idea came to me,” he says. “What if a real life elf came to live with us for the holidays, and how would I react in real life to having it show up to live with us?”
And now Rockwell is back, a year later – and my how he has grown!
Cheeky little Rockwell is having the time of his LIFE in the photos – after all, he is getting a little holiday from Santa’s workshop.
Tonight we made Valentine boxes for the kids. Apparently elves don't get out much because he had no idea there were other holidays besides Christmas. When we broke the news he seemed upset, but before bed I found him giggling as he read the story of Cupid. I should probably be a little worried but at this point nothing surprises me. #rocktheelf
It's almost been a month since Christmas and it seems like the elf is getting lazier every day. His new thing is to walk around the house without a shirt. Tonight I told him he needs to start wearing a shirt and he told me it didn't matter because Christmas was over. Sounds like someone's getting a little too comfortable around here. #rocktheelf
Happy New Year y'all. Hope you've all recovered from NYE. This year we all managed to stay up until midnight, even Wil was going strong. When the ball dropped we ran outside with sparklers but soon discovered it was 4 degrees so we threw our sparklers onto the snow and watched them burn from the window. I'm not sure what to do with the elf at this point. It's 3pm and he is stilled passed out on the front room couch. He gained my respect last night after eating 3 bags of Oreos and drinking Martinelli's. #rocktheelf
I tricked him into getting in the box by putting gum drops at the bottom of it. He popped up right before I was about to tape the top and told me I was listening to the devil. I just want to make sure Santa picks him up tonight. I over heard him making plans with the kids and now I'm worried. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
And Rockwell now...
He's back! I've heard that other elves appear quietly in the night - well not ours. He called ahead to make sure we had the confetti and lights ready as he walked in the door. He was so mad when he found out I canceled the DJ he ordered. Im glad the kids are excited he's here. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf
I'm pretty sure that jet pack is not FAA certified. The elf left early this morning, after finishing a big bowl of syrup and noodles. He was complaining about the lack of snow so far this month and told us he was going to pay a visit to Jack Frost. The weather report keeps telling us it's going to snow, but freezing cold winds usually come in and push it out. Apparently the elf got to meet Jack Frost last year on a hiking excursion with his buddy Cornelius. Could this get any more weird...probably. #rocktheelf
So far the elf mischief has been pretty mild, but that’s usually how elves are - they gain your trust and then next thing you know your toilet is full of jello and your slippers are filled with pudding. He did however, bring some useful tools. Last year he said we didn’t have enough lights around the house, so he brought a Light-O-Matic 3000. It can shoot over 1000 pre-lit lights a minute and uses a 30 Volt Polar Power battery. Last night Zac got a taste of the Light-O-Matic when he tried to steal one of the elf’s candy canes. The elf lit him up like a Christmas tree and made him stand in the corner for 15 min. #rocktheelf