This St. Patrick's Day converted me to be a lover of this holiday! I have never been way into this holiday, I guess because I didn't think there was much you could do on the day besides wear green.
Well, I was wrong and I so enjoyed scheming what the leprechauns would do next.
Last year my cute friend made these pancakes and I have been excited to make them ever since! (I tend to get kind of obsessed with things sometimes :) They just made our whole house happy!
When Caroline went to go potty in the morning, she found that the leprechauns had used it and she could not stop laughing. She covered her cute little mouth with her hand and threw her head back in disbelief that the little green elves had visited.
When I told her that she needed to wear green to preschool that day she asked why. When I told her that she would get pinched if she didn't, she kept begging me to go to preschool with her. I had to explain that she would be fine with her green on! I also told her that the pinches should be soft, little pinches anyway and so then she calmed down and started pinching Olive (o so sweetly).
After preschool when I picked her up, she again was in hysterics just laughing. She could barely get the words out to tell me that the chairs were "lost" because the leprechauns took them. They also left her chocolate gold coins! She was so taken by the days events that she wrote a song and had me write it down to give to daddy. She sings it like Buddy the Elf, loud, dramatic, and a little monotone.
We spent the afternoon with our friends the Gardner's, and later the Anderson's (minus their mama). The kids did coloring pages and talked non stop about what the magical little green guys had been up to all day.
Emilie made this mouth watering and beautiful snack. Here is another treat I am so excited to make next year! She also made corned beef and cabbage for dinner and I am such fan. I was skeptical to eat the cooked cabbage, but it had such a good flavor after cooking with the corned beef all day.
It was a holiday that took me by sweet surprise and I am smitten now.
If there are other fun traditions that you love to do, please share because from here on out, I want to go all out!