Sunday, March 16, 2008

We're Going to Catch Ourselves a Leprechaun!

We have a yearly tradition around here. For St. Patrick's Day we make a Leprechaun trap, this year we made two. On the eve of St. Patty's Day we'll leave the traps out and hopefully by the morning we'll have ourselves a Leprechaun or two to play with.
Usually, the Leprechauns are clever enough to escape our traps, however, they do leave us some goodies like chocolate coins and gold dust.

E has it in her head that Leprechauns love shoes. She feels they would never be able to pass up a good shoe sale. At one piece of gold a pair, who could resist?






Perhaps a drunk Leprechaun, one that has already stopped by McT's Irish Pub. What Leprechaun could resist green Guinness on tap?







Happy St. Patrick's Day!

10 comments:

Lainey-Paney said...

That's so creative!

Suzy said...

Heidi, you're really a terrific mom. And dibs on the hot pink shoes.

Stephanie said...

HA, lol you are too funny!! I sure hope you catch a Lep, he he.

Family Adventure said...

They are AWESOME, Heidi! So much detail in both of them.

I'm sure all the GIRL leprechauns are just rushing to that shoe sale.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

Heidi

Shelly Overlook said...

That is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen. I've never heard of a Leprechaun trap, but I like it!!! Especially the shoe sale part - genius!

alissasanderson said...

LOVE this! We're SO doing this next year!

Fold My Laundry Please said...

I love it! Maybe next year we'll make some leprechaun traps, too! Any excuse to get me some chocolate coins!

Gina said...

Those are too freaking adorable! I LOVE those!

Now I feel like a bad mom because I didn't do anything like that.

MereCat said...

That. is. so. adorable. I'm going to steal your idea when my kids are old enough! I can't get over the ever tempting shoe sale extravaganza! Irresistible! And the pub! I want to go to the shoe sale and wind up at the pub. You're going to catch more than leprechauns if you don't cool it!

Anne said...

I think E is right on about what will attract a leprechaun... i think the shoes are a great idea!