Sunday, March 30, 2014

St. Patrick's Day 2014

Twas the day before St. Patrick's Day and boy were we blessed with a sunny day. Haven't seen another sunny day since but it's almost Spring right???
After church my kids spent a few hours preparing their leprechaun traps.

We had temperatures in the high 50's. With the sun shining on us it felt like summer! Wanting to take advantage of this sunny day a few kids decided to paint their traps outside.

Brayden decided to use a birthday hat. He covered his with sticky foam letters.

Emily chose to paint her used ice cream bucket a golden color to help attract that sneaky leprechaun.

We had been in sunny St. George earlier in the week so I had pulled out some short sleeved shirts for the baby. When the girls changed her out of her Sunday dress they dressed her in one of her new "summer time" shirts. 

It seems like all I get lately from this little love bug is a scrunched up face or a serious one.

Emily with her final contraption.

Madelyn and hers.

Brayden used legos for his stairs. When the leprechaun reaches for that gold shiny bell the stairs will break and he'll fall inside!

Hunter though he was too old for this fun but in the end decided to join too. He filled his trap with all sorts of gold shiny objects.

It was like Christmas Eve for my kiddo's. They had the hardest time going to bed and woke up much earlier than usual. That sneaky leprechaun got away but left everyone their very own Starburst package in their traps. It was decided this was what he used to escape. This year we were left with a new fun table cloth covered in green caramel suckers and a case of soda pop.We must not drink/buy soda often enough as this was the BEST thing the leprechaun has EVER left before!!

My kids were on a sugar high as they left for school all dressed up in green.

Kylie was still sleeping during the morning chaos and Hunter had a little accident. During his baseball practice he had hurt his arm and had asked to wrap it up in an ace bandage. Kory has a few essential oil's and so I thought we'd try a mending one on his arm. He must have gotten some of oils on his fingers and when he rubbed his eyes they started to burn. He of course did this while I was trying to take a "almost" family kid picture. Maybe next year....

It was a great day filled with green foods as per our tradition's.We had green egg's and pudding for breakfast. Followed by a green alfredo sauce over noodles, green dinner rolls and green jello for dinner.