Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I stand corrected, they DO exhist!

Several days ago Micah shared with me that he had seen an article in Family Fun Magazine about how to make Leprechaun traps. He said that they visited someone's house and left gold coins and played pranks like turning the toilet water green. In all my years as a mother, and even all the years before that, I have never experienced any visits by Leprechauns. I told Micah that I did not think they were real. Low and behold, we were visited last night. I should have known, there is an Easter Bunny, a tooth fairy and Santa Clause, so why wouldn't there be leprechauns? I have heard of these little boogers doing some mighty mischievouse things, luckily they were kind in our home.

There were many places that those little stinkers put paint on their feet and left footprints.

You can't see it here very well, but the toilet water was green, even more so after Jake went pee at 4 am and didn't flush so everyone else could see the green water!


They left us a lovely table and some more footprints. I think they found these cute green dishes at the Dollar Tree.

All the boys got kisses on their cheeks. Tyler had one on his forhead and promptly wiped it off. Jacob wore his to school!





I have never seen our kids so excited and up so early in the morning, on a school day, you would have thought it was Christmas morning by their enthusiasm.


We had our traditional green breakfast. This year it was green eggs, green toast and green milk. There was a little complaining from Jacob that there were no green pancakes this year though. I think our little visitors more than made up for that though!

Miss P liked the footprints on her high chair tray, she noticed those right away!


I hope they visit us again next year, it was a huge hit, and maybe they'll leave some of those gold chocolate coins next time!

18 comments:

Becca said...

I LOVE it!! We've never had any Leprechauns visits us.....maybe next year they will. I think this was adorable!! Thanks for sharing!!!

donnam said...

OH MY GOSH KELLY!!!! That looks like sooooo much fun. What a great St. Patricks Day suprise.

Nicole Saunders said...

Woah. Awesome. I am so stealing your idea-... I mean, the Leprechauns are TOTALLY coming to our house every year from now on! That's so something my Mom would have done!

jennifer said...

i want to know what kind of paint those sneaky leprechauns used. i wanted to do the same thing, but couldn't think of what to use!

Scrapally said...

how fun!!! the most we have done is have green koolaid and green mashed potatoes, which of course no one would eat!!! I LOVE the leprechaun idea...i will have to steal that to use with grandkids someday....fun memories! Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

What an absolutely darling post Kelly! I wish I had thought of doing all that when my sons were little. They would have loved it!!

James and Kresta said...

Ha ha that's way too cute. I am going to have to remember that.

Shannon said...

Okay...Tell me what kind of paint you used...and if it came off. I wish it was St. Patrick's Day tomorrow so that I could have done this. I guess I'll have to wait until next year...How cute!

Robin said...

Way too fun and cute !! Thanks for sharing I will be using it with grandkiddos someday !!

kelly said...

FYI to all who've asked. Tempera paint. It has come off all the places I have tried to remove it, i.e; Peyton's highchair, the bathroom sink and counter. I am sure it will come off the tile floor. When it dries it scratches right off, or you can get it wet and just wipe it. I did put it on my lips for the kisses (shh, don't tell!) and I have to admit that my lips felt tingly afterward, and some got in my mouth and tasted awful, maybe try to find some green lipstick next year!

whittakerwoman said...

Looks so great! I wanted to little feet today but it was to late last night... Next year. Love it! H

Kristie said...

That is sooo cute. My girls aren't old enough yet to know what St. Patty's day is, but I will remember this for the future! How FUN!

Grandmotherfairy said...

Darling Kelli...you are a wonderful leprechaun mom!!!!

Kirsten said...

Kelly!!! I love it ALL!! I bet your kids were in heaven. You did such a cute job making the day special for them. I love the little footprints everywhere...and the green water! So fun!!

Luna said...

A note on the tempra paint. It can stain. I used it all the time. I have some small stains on a shower curtain I just can't seem to get off. And a white t-shirt I wore cuz I didn't care if it got stained.

Great job Kelly!

Lori said...

So fun I did this a few years back and had the paint still on two of my cupboards when we moved. The kids still remember it, I will have to do that again!

Kristin said...

Those ideas are too cute! I'll have to remember them for next St. Patrick's Day!

G said...

Kelly, it's good to hear from you! We really didn't get to spend nearly enough time with one another when we lived in Fresno. Hopefully we can catch up through blogs. :) This is the best idea ever. You're such a good mommy!