"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!
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!
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
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!