Saturday, May 30, 2009

The One That Got Away

Yes, yes, I know it's almost June but the leprechauns came to our house a few months ago and the kids were ready this year. Johnny helped them set up a trap complete with gold candy and a "Yucky" Charm trail. (Zack calls them "Yucky Charms").

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That morning the kids were nervous to check inside the box...

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But those sneaky green folks had sprung the trap and then used the ladder from the doll bunk bed to get away! They were in such a hurry to leave that they got stuck on the blinds and wiggled out of their clothes to make their escape. They even spilled their little pots of gold.

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They did leave us a few surprises like some festive pictures on our TV and some green milk in our fridge. Lila thought it was pretty hilarious that they used our bathroom and forgot to flush!

After the excitement we sat down to a nice breakfast of green clover-shaped pancakes, green eggs, and green milk with our "Yucky Charms".

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Here's our very own Superman using his big muscles to carve out a shamrock...

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And those crazy leprechaun shirts that got left behind mysteriously fit the kids perfectly!! Lila was really amazed!

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Don't worry though. She's already made big plans to catch those little rascals again next year!


Tami said...

This post made me laugh. I think it's fun to see what people do for holidays and I think when I have kids we will definitely do Leprechans on St. Patrick's day. I'll have to tell you about Leprechaun potion- my kindergarteners loved it! Cute post!

Shawnee said...

You are so creative! This explains why your kids have such great imaginations! I love it!

Jan Haws said...

Love the cute idea and the cute pictures. Lila, I love the green shirt and the cute hair do

Bryan and Amanda Russ said...

I love their faces as they are checking out the trap, SO cute!!! I can't believe how big they all are, I can't wait to see you all!!!!!

Millicent said...

So fun!!!

Andrea said...

Emily!! Are you guys moving? I saw you're having a garage sale... I need to catch up with you! You are such a cute Mom! I love how creative you are! If I get a spare minute between now and when we move in 2 weeks I'll call you. Andrea

Cassi said...

this is so cute. Another cute idea I might be stealing from you. And we are a few weeks. I'll call you!

Lisa said...

You make me sick, you creative and thoughtful pregnant mommy! I love you, though.

the Bunker Family said...

I LOVE it! I'm totally copying your idea next year. Who needs to be creative yourself when you have friends that come up with ideas like this?!...and while pregnant too!