Last year I had to scare the little green guy out of our house with a slotted spatula before he turned ALL of our food green. Let's just say that the dramatics less then appealed to the boys, but boy did they remember that little green Leprechaun had visited. So this year when Tommy's preschool class started having daily visits from "Lucky", TWO WEEKS before St. Patrick's Day mind you ( those ladies are saints, really), we just knew we had to prepare our house for an invasion.
First, we made a trap together as a family. Charlie did a beautiful job coloring the rainbow while Tommy glued on the clouds and painted the pot black with Dad. I covered the box with green paper and gathered our "gold".
Lucky did not disappoint this year, that is for sure! He visited every night the week leading up to St. Patrick's Day and was a clever and mischievous little green man.
The first night he relieved himself in our toilet and didn't flush...how rude!
and then I think we ticked him off a bit with our trap and so he left his own for us!
He left balloons in the shoe closet,
and footprints in the kitchen
and a rainbow in the doorway
and though we didn't catch Lucky, we caught his little top hat in our trap!
Lucky decided to play some tricks on us and made us into Leprechauns on our family photo wall.
and when the week of Lucky's charms were over he left us some green treats to share with some of our friends.
We drove to a few friends' houses that are new by and left them some of Lucky's treats in a St. Patrick's Day bag that says "You have been pinched", supposedly if you don't wear green on the day a Leprechaun will pinch you ;)
|We also made Pots of Gold for Meals on Wheels|
|and I took in some festive cupcakes for craft day at Charlie's school.|
|Penny and her little friend Henry|
|He was so proud|