St. Patrick’s Day

On the night of March 16th, (my birthday!), 
we set out leprechaun traps in hopes of catching a leprechaun the next morning for St. Patrick’s Day.  
We also look forward to our once-a-year purchase of Lucky Charms. 

groggy smiles this morning with this sugar cereal 
bought once a year for St. Patrick's Day 

Food should be colorful, but I don't think this is what Michael Pollan had in mind. 

setting up the traps last night 

Leprechaun traps can be made out of anything. Our favorite design was using an oatmeal canister, covering it with green felt, creating a ladder for leprechaun to use to climb to the top only to find a hole at the top that was hidden with a circle of green felt that would give way when the leprechaun steps on it.

I must admit that we have never caught anything, but we keep trying as those leprechauns are tricky.  They always seem to mess up the room, but they leave behind some footprints and some treats for us.  Pinterest has some fun ideas for more ideas to celebrate this day o’ green. 

even the Legos wear green today 

Jason heard something thumping around by the leprechaun traps
 in the hallway in the middle of the night.  This morning, we realized that we had accidentally left the door to her cage open. I believe that Poppy must be part Leprechaun!! 
Indeed, she is our pot of gold. 

I love this note saved from Anna's kindergarten trap-- 3/17/09 

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow.....


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