Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Catching Leprechauns

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we thought it would be fun to lure some leprechauns into our house for good luck. Armed with a pair of Clara's old baby shoes and some colorful chalk, we made green footprints on the sidewalk leading into the house!


Emily told me not to forget about the rainbow. We all know how a real leprechaun can never resist the lure of a good rainbow!!


Exxxxx cellent..... all according to plan [insert hand-wringing here].


Leprechaun footprints are a lot of fun to jump on!



Wishing you a very happy (and lucky) St. Patrick's Day!!

32 comments:

Raising a Happy Child said...

That last picture is best! Happy St Patrick's Day!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Very cute - but it sounds like you have evil intentions, for the leprechauns.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ An Almost Unschooling Mom -- They are very tricky, those leprechauns! I think Emily would be very nice to them though.... me, maybe not so much! They are always making a mess out of the house. Hee hee!

MaryAnne said...

What fun! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sadia said...

How cute!

When my girls came home from school, and I asked what they did, they said, "We talked about the pot of gold!"

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I was thinking with all the hand wringing, what exactly are you luring those leprechaun into the house for? ☺ Got some fun games planned? Maybe some one on one invisible basketball?

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

Let me know if you catch the wee thing.

Love,
Mark

jacque4u2c said...

Great pictures!!!!! i just love the last one!

mama Milenki said...

These juicy colours are amazing and your family looks very happy:)

BranFlakes said...

What a cute idea! My boy keeps telling me "Happy Leprechaun Day".

Rebecca said...

This is so fun! Hopefully you catch one ;)

Brynn said...

Very cute. I'm going to have to try this next year.

Mama King said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Looks like a great way to catch some leprechauns!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ mama Milenki -- I got the cheapest box of chalk pastels I could find. I think they were only $4 for the box (I had a coupon). So many colors! We'll be using them for lots more projects. I love how bright the colors turned out!!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ jacque4u2c -- That's my fave too. I took it from our upstairs bathroom window!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Sadia -- That's so cute! I bet they had a great time at school today!

Ivy said...

That is some rainbow! What kind of chalk is that and where did you find it? M would be all over making a rainbow and footprints like that. Perhaps we could do this for the Easter Bunny as well-- after all who couldn't use more chocolate?!

Christy said...

Very cute! I love the footprints! We were visited by a few tricky leprechauns.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Ivy -- They were a cheap box of chalk pastels from Dick Blick. We plan on using them for many more sidewalk "murals".... FUN!!

Anonymous said...

Your children are very lucky to have such a creative Mom! I love your ideas! Happy St. Patty's Day!

Catherine Anne said...

You are so much fun!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the rainbow!


Brianna

Petula said...

That is very cute. It would be cute to have some green gems in some cement or something that were shaped like the footprints. Maybe leading toward a garden or something that's hiding gold coins... in a pond. :)

Can you save me some gold when they get there?

Megan said...

I spent the day with 20 pre-k students...building leprechaun traps. Those little guys sure are tricky!

Beautiful chalk images...looks like you had a sunny day too!

Ticia said...

Those footprints practically glow in the dark. That is so cool.
I love her pigtails. They're so cute.

Just Breathe said...

I don't think I have ever seen a house that has so much fun everyday! What a cute idea with the chalk on the sidewalk. Love the invisable basketball too!

~T~ said...

She looks so happy, it exudes from the photos. What a fun time!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Megan -- Oh, that does sound like fun! I bet they all had a great time!

@ Ticia -- I think the pigtails are starting to be her signature look! I wore pigtails today too! :-)

@ Just Breathe -- That's so sweet, thank you!!

gardenmama said...

This is so adorable Valerie!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Brianna -- I would have loved to do the entire front walkway as a big long rainbow, but sadly, there was not enough chalk for that!

Stacy of KSW said...

Once again you have my nod for BEST MOM EVER!! Sorry I havent been by uch lately my blog readers still says 1000+ and I've been scanning for over an hour ... more from me soon :)

Wonder Mom said...

Oh lassie, your wee one is just as precious as ever!

Related Posts with Thumbnails