Our "elf on the shelf" is named "Bolt". So far he has hidden in the candle mold, on top of the shower rod, in the girl's room amongst the dolls, and between the nutcrackers in the living room. Bolt is not really into mischief like some other elves. I think he is probably a nerd elf like the fat one on the Santa Claus movies.
Thanks, Gaga, for turning us onto the elf. He has been a great incentive for god behavior this week!