Thursday, March 17, 2011
Happy St. Patrick's Day
We really embrace our Irish heritage over here at the Lily Pad. The boys were excited for today and set out leprechaun traps last night which consisted of cardboard boxes which they painted in green and gold then filled with coins to lure in the tricky imps. They then propped open the lids with a stick in hopes of capturing a leprechaun. Well in the morning they found green tic-tacs and a box of lucky charms in the traps instead! The leprechaun also left other evidence of it's visit such as carnation flowers which had turned green, green milk in the fridge, and some shamrock balloons! I sent the boys off to the bus dressed in green from head to toe. When they got home they informed me that it was not in fact a "tag day" and they were suppose to wear their uniforms! Oops- my fault! Luckily their teachers were understanding! We finished our St. Paddy's day celebration with corned beef, cabbage and Irish soda bread! For dessert we all enjoyed sweet Irish potatoes which Jameson and I made by mixing cream cheese, confectioners sugar and coconut then rolling the mixture in cocoa and cinnamon!