Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Do not attempt to adjust your screen...


Yes, you are seeing green. :)


"Pinch me? I don't think so."

Because if there is a holiday on the calendar, you better believe we're hamming it up around here as much as possible.  Okay, so I will admit that I am not a big fan of corned beef and cabbage, and I don't drink beer, and I've never found a four-leaf clover in my entire life. I am, however, Irish. :)

For those of you stopping by today who are not from our general area, let me clue you in on a little piece of information. You can't be from Southern Illinois and NOT have some trace of Irish heritage. I think it's impossible. My Grandmother's maiden name was Smith, so I definitely can't challenge my claim to the "Mysterious, magical, land of stories, dreams, lyrics, and music." <-- I got that from a travel website. Isn't it lovely?


It's for days like today that we'll search out any possible way to add a little...color...into our lives. Like dying bathwater a shocking shade of shamrock green....


It was our first experience with colored bath fizzies, and I'm not going to lie, I was a little nervous. I had absolutely NO intention of actually cleaning my child in this bath, and I certainly didn't want to wash her hair in it. But then she took handfuls of bubbles and proceeded to do the honors for me, so I said "What the hay?" And guess what? She didn't turn into a Gumby look-alike after all.


We totally approve of colored bath fizzies. Or, excuse me, "Fizzy Tub Colors" as they're officially named. Because what child wouldn't want to bathe in a tub of green suds? Even though the instructions said we may need to rinse the tub afterwards, there wasn't a trace of green to be seen once the water was down the drain. You can find the ones we used near the bubble bath at Walmart. 

Now...it wouldn't be a holiday around here if I didn't find some crazy way of incorporating a new tradition some way or another. (Hehe...I can't help it...it's who I am.) And while our resident elf Moe is now currently on a ski vacation at the North Pole, his cousin Lucky the leprechaun might make a mysterious visit. Or at least, we're going to try to lure him our way. 

Yes. It's true. We made a leprechaun trap.


Sitting atop the girls' dresser is a hoppin' little club just for the wee people, with promises of free gold and a good time. I swear, it's not a shady place.


And if we can manage to trap one of those feisty little guys we might just get something in return. Because legend has it, if you trick a leprechaun they'll leave you some green. Where did that legend come from? My brain. That's right, I made it up. So this morning when the girls wake up, they might just stick their hands inside "Club Leprechaun" and find a crisp new dollar bill waiting just for them. (A whole dollar?? Wowee!) 


When the girls get older I'll help them build their own clever traps to catch the gold-hungry little people. I have dreams of "Lucky Charms" trails and boxes propped up with sticks and string. :) Am I a nerd? Why yes; yes, I am.

If I can muster up the energy I may try to do something clever for dinner tonight. But cabbage? Nuh uh. It stinks! Just give me some green food coloring and I'll make any meal fit for St. Patrick's Day, haha. And wherever you are, I sure hope you're wearing green! Or if you are like I always was in school, you probably forgot and are walking around with a scowl on your face that says, "Pinch me and die." Or something like that. :)

I hope you have a wonderfully lucky sort of day!

Hahaha.....

5 comments:

Pettijohn said...

Thats cute. Littel Gracie can sure hold her own. Cute post.

Cassie said...

Haha, love the "I'm flying!" pictures of Gracie!! Too cute.

I say tonight, green pancakes!!

Jeroen and Mirella Schulte said...

Awww so cute everything green LOL
You have two beautiful girls.

Love Mirella

Sarah said...

Oh no! Not the fizzy tub colors! I'm thinking that might possibly be why Luke has been terrfied of the bathtub for 2 weeks!!!

Joyce said...

Your Great Grandmother Linnertz maiden name was Shea, which is ALL Irish:) So was Great Grandpa Martin, So our blood over flows green! lol

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