Thursday, March 17, 2011

Did we catch them???

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! :-)

"St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland and the Irish, was born about 385 A.D. in Northern Wales. He studied religion in Europe to become a priest and bishop. He then brought Christianity to the Irish by teaching in Ireland for 29 years. According to early Irish tradition, he died on March 17, 461 A.D. The anniversary of his death is celebrated as St. Patrick's day.

The first official celebration of St. Patrick's Day in the United States occurred in Norristown, New Jersey in 1780. It was authorized by George Washington. Today St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by the Irish as well as many Americans with parades, parties, wearing of green, Irish songs and jigs" (Beckman, Simmons, Thomas, 1982, p.189).

The girls designed their own Leprechaun traps to catch them this year.....

Lots of choices!

This is tape Hayley put in the bottom that she was so sure would capture them!

                                          I made some sloppy joes to ease the big appetite they were working up! LOL

                                            Hayley's all ready to go!

Kathleen had a great idea using a brown bag..

hmmmmm not a good indicator this morning, yup I do believe they tricked us and messed up the kitchen!

                                     Kathleen's trap sprung!

Hayley's too!

However he did leave gold! :-)

And quite a mess behind!!!

Sneaky little guys....
Kathleen was most impressed that they trashed my pantry and left a chair in there...hmmmmm

                                 Then Hayley was dressed ready and off to school (my camera battery died so no pic)
                   But I recharged it in time to get pics of Kathleen before we headed out for today's activities!

We also made Shamrock shakes (no picture either)

Blend 1 banana, 2 cups lime sherbert, and 2 cups milk.....Enjoy!!

We talked all about Ireland today, and we were blessed with some beautiful weather! As I type the girls are out playing kickball in our yard with all the neighborhood boys! They are a little outnumbered but have a blast!!

So we didn't catch the Leprechauns this year.... but we'll get them next year! How about you? Any magic in your day today?

Video would not load in or delete so please disregard! :-)

Have a great night!



Patti said...

AS always, cute photos, Jill. You and your girls always do such fun things.

Oh, that was great gold they found!!

Have a wonderful evening.


Heather M said...

This post just made my day!!! You guys had sooo much fun!!! I love that that sneaky leprechaun trashed the house and the traps are toooo cute!! you are sooooo creative!!

Wendi said...

That looks like fun!

Cindy said...

Those sneaky little Leprechauns!!
Love those traps and notes!!
Have a happy day

Julie said...

Those ideas were so great. Tell the girls I shared them with my daycare wee ones, they loved them. Next year we'll do something like that.
Thanks for sharing Jill. Thanks for stopping by too.
Take care and have a blessed evening.

Kerri said...

YOu guys are too funny! I love that the girls made traps! I've never heard of this before...but I see lots of people out in blogland sure have fun on St. Patty's Day!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE all the destruction those sneaky guys left behind! Looks like they had a wild ride in your house. Too bad you didn't catch them. ;)

So much fun!

Carmen said...

OH those little leprechauns are such a pest! ;) The come and destroy stuff here too. However, there was such a mess already with all my projects that they didn't have nearly as much fun as usual.

Anonymous said...

those traps are really neat, I love how all of you get together and do that and wow those leprechauns sure did leave a mess, I liked the gold and the green hehehe

Life In a Little House said...

Oh to cute!! Love the pics How fun!! ~Love Heather

~ Noelle said...

how fun is that?
see, these things will always be great memories for them...
and those sneaky devils sure did leave a mess, didn't they?