3.17.2010

An "a-genious" St. Patty's Day

I just {HAD} to post a picture of this cute girl in green. We just keep falling more and more in love with her.

Austin and I made green mint brownies (did you know unsweetened baker's chocolate is non-dairy? makes it easy to give Austin a Benedryl-free dessert). These babies will top off our Corned Beef, green potatoes, and green corn bread dinner... I can smell them baking right now...umm umm good... we made extra so I could take some to Young Women's tonight - lucky me; I get to eat them twice!

Unless something trumps this (I doubt it!) this was the {BEST} part of the day. Yesterday Austin brought home a piece of "gold" from preschool. He wanted me to take it to the bank and cash it for a thousand dollars. I told him it was only leprechaun gold and the bank wouldn't take it. He insisted it was real. I took him and the little kids to the park and luckily he dropped the subject...or so I thought. When we got in the car to go home he asked if he could use his gold for leprechaun bait and make a trap. "then the leprechaun will HAVE to give us real gold... or a thousand dollars."

While I made dinner last night Austin came up with this trap. So CUTE! I love love how he drew a leprechaun on the "trap door" to help lure the real leprechaun in. Other leprechaun bait included green sunglasses placed at the bottom of the Apple Jack's box, green glitter glued to strips of papper and glued to the trap, and of course the "gold" tied to a string so that the trap door would close when the leprechaun tried to take it. He declared his trap "A-GENIOUS" - he meant "INgenious".

So at 3:30 this morning, while I was up with Ella, "Lucky" (a.k.a. me) walked around the trap and put out some good luck charms: actual proof that leprechauns live but just can't be trapped, no matter how fail safe the trap is - or how many green glittery trinkets you put inside it.

The best part? When Austin suddenly remembered the trap during breakfast this morning and yelled, "I'm gonna be cracking up if there's a leprechaun in my trap!" The kids went screeching up the stairs and LOVED that there was cute little footprints all around. Austin's already planning how he can make his trap better next year so he can get a thousand dollars.

Seriously, sometimes I think I MUST have the cutest kids around!

10 comments:

Maynards said...

Adorable! The trap is genius! You are such a creative mom. And Ella looks so cute in green.

Nancy K said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!-all your kids!

my4suns2 said...

What a pretty baby girl! I keep getting the "Are you going to try again for a girl" these days. Ah-um, not gonna answer that one until I'm sane!
LOVE the leprechaun trap. Very ingenious. Lately Garrett is Mr. Creative and has to make a different craft everyday. I gotta show him Austin's trap - he'll love it!

Colleen said...

Funny story! Definitely, definitely, for sure cute kids. I love Ella's dress!

510Jen said...

You can tell you have boys because your trap is a heck of alot better than ours was. And the footprints WTH-awesome idea. Little Ella is getting so big and beautiful.

mom smed said...

OOOh my wee li'le darlins, so sweet that they are learnin' early that leprechauns only have 3 toes. No kissin' the blarney stone this St. Patty's Day.

shaina said...

What great ideas. The trap is extraordinary. I think I'd go for some gold about now.
Little Miss Ella is gorgeous in her dress!

Kasey said...

Adorable Ella! And Austin is right. That trap is A-genius!

Laura B said...

I had some time tonight to catch up on blogs and I'm so surprised to see your sweet new baby! Congratulations, Kendra! She is adorable. Miss you!

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