Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This week began with Wildman asking J if he could build a leprechaun trap.  After much thinking and a quick trip to the party store for supplies, we came up with this box contraption.  The Guinness and dollar coin were the bait…  We set it up on our back porch last night to see if it would work.

This morning the boys awoke to see that the trap had indeed been sprung!  But the leprechaun still managed to escape…  He left behind two hats and a bunch of golden coins though!!!  The boys were thrilled.

Cutie Pie and I went over to Meg O’Malley’s to meet our Thursday Morning Playgroup.  St. Patrick’s Day is the ultimate for Meg’s!!!   They host a huge weekend-long party that spills out of the restaurant and bar and into the lot out back!.  There are Irish bands, Irish dancers, rivers of beer, corned beef and cabbage, hot dogs, crazy people in green costumes…  It’s a lot of fun!

All seven moms and their children managed to score a big, round table!  That was no small feat given the crowd in attendance.  It great catching up with some people we hadn’t seen in a while.  As a special bonus, the weather was perfectly warm and sunny unlike last year.

Cutie Pie and I had to leave Meg’s around 12:30 in order to get to Wildman’s school by snack time.  Our kindergarten room mom is out of town and asked me to help out with the St. Patrick’s Day festivities.  I suggested bringing in the old favorite– “magic leprechaun powder” (lime jello) to turn applesauce green!  Mrs. Lacy had never heard of this snack and readily agreed.

I dropped off the snack supplies yesterday morning while the children were on the playground.  Mrs. Lacy staged them this morning so that it looked like a leprechaun had left it for the children.  So cute!!!

Wildman and most of his classmates loved this treat!!!  Of course, there were a couple of applesauce haters in the crowd but there were sugar cookies and chocolate gold coins for them 🙂

After snack, the children got up to dance a little Irish jig for me and Cutie Pie.  It was adorable!

Hope your St. Patrick’s Day has been just as festive!

May you be in Heaven a full half hour before the Devil knows you’re dead.

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.




Happy St. Patrick’s Day

A leprechaun darted into my kitchen yesterday morning and left us a pouch of his “magic leprechaun powder” (or what I believe to be lime Jello) with instructions to add two spoonfuls to a cup of applesauce.  When Wildman got home from preschool, I let the boys try it out!

Viola!  I give you Leprechaun Applesauce!

The boys loved it so much that Steph and I had to give it a try too.  I can attest that Leprechaun Applesauce is awesome!

Wildman gave me the third degree about the leprechaun though.  How tall was he?  Where did he go?  Did you talk to him?  Why didn’t you catch him?  Where did he leave the magic powder?  Why didn’t you talk to him?  Did he run super fast?


Another fun thing we did to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day was a super easy shamrock craft.

We made shamrocks using bits of cardstock.  My Cricut came in very handy for cutting out the hearts.  Sure I could have free-handed them with the folded paper method but I didn’t feel like it.    Use technology when you’ve got it, right?!

The boys got a little overzealous with the glue but whatever.  They had a great time trying to follow my “go-by” shamrock.

Erin Go Bragh!