Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Lucky Ones

The Leprechans snuck into our house on St. Paddy's Day this year and fun was had by all!
When Parker and Callie woke up, they realized we were hit! :) First off, a bunch of the furniture was turned upside down, toys were dressed up like them, and the biggest trick of all- their shoes had been stolen!! (yeah, just learned that that's a thing- lephrechauns steal shoes??!!) The Leprechauns left a note for the kids sending them on a scavenger hunt all over the house looking for their shoes. While on the hunt they noticed those darn little guys even turned the toilet water green!!

Eventually the clues led the kids to the fridge where their shoes were found with gold coins. Callie wasn't too sure about these tricky leprechauns!!

The table was decorated and they had clover crazy staws left on their green plates. We then had breakfast with Lucky Charms cereal and green milk.

Next up, the kids colored lots of pictures of rainbows, lephrechauns, 4 leaf clovers, and all things St. Patricks Day. They were just coloring pages I had printed off the internet.
After that, we of course had to wear our green. I didn't tell them about the whole pinching thing yet. That would just end in tears! We then headed out to the park for some fun and on the way home stopped off at McD's for a Shamrock Shake. Ms. Abby also had to come along!

When we got home Auntie and the cousins came over to make cookies and Irish Bread. They were mostly interested in playing outside though, so I did most of the work. They enjoyed the eating part afterwards though!!

For dinner we had cabbage and sausage..trying to say with the Irish theme and all. The kids had a great day and loved St. Paddy's Day. For the next couple days they kept asking me if the Lephrechauns had come back and taken their shoes. I told them no, but they always come back every Spring so keep an eye out!!
I hope you had a fun St. Patrick's Day as well and are blessed with lots of rainbows and pots of gold this year ;)


alicia foss said...

That is so cute. My parents used to send us hunting for our eater bakets on Easter Sunday. The kids are getting so big.

The Stemps said...

Mine still make me! :)