St. Patrick’s day has always been an important day in our family. Since both of my parents are of Irish descent (we’re from Chicago, of course!), we religiously wore our green shirts, ate our corned beef and cabbage and watched the Chicago’s St. Patty’s Day parade (and their dyed green river). For years, my mom would buy a loaf of dyed green bread, and send me to school with a bologna sandwich for lunch on March 17th. Every year I’d make a joke about how my bread was moldy, and then proceed to eat it with gusto. Sadly, I don’t remember any of my so-called friends laughing at my joke…whatev people, that was funny stuff.
However, I’ve noticed a new trend in our favorite green holiday…the lepruchan is getting top billing…move over Easter Bunny, there’s a new creepy guy in town. The schools that my kids go to make a big deal out of the ‘sneaky’ little leprechaun who leaves green footprints and trashes their classroom. Is this something new, or did I miss out on this tradition growing up? Last night the kids made some (poorly constructed) traps to catch the leprechaun…obviously, they were empty come morning…but now I feel obligated to at least leave a few trails of evidence that the sneaky little devil was actually here. Can I just dump some green food coloring in the toilet, and say he stopped by for a quick pit-stop?
Here are 2 of the cutest little baby girls~cousins….I LOVE this first shot of their little feet
Grandma and Grandpa brought them in for pictures…and happened to coordinate oh so perfectly with their grandbabies
These next two are my favs…
And we’ll just finish things up with a bum shot!