For years now, Larry the Leprechaun has been visiting my sister's children and leaving them special gifts to enjoy together on St. Patrick's Day.
After school yesterday, Larry the Leprechaun called US, to say that his cousin Leroy had paid us a visit while the kids were at school and had hidden a treasure somewhere in the yard for us to find.
Needless to say, a serious and at times frenzied search of our backyard ensued.
Scarlett spotted the treasure first...
...but the boys were like hunting hounds...
...and all the children enjoyed playing together with their basket full of green goodies--
...a 14 foot long green jumprope...green play dough...green word searches...
...and a toy that launches green rockets 150 feet into the air when you stomp on it.
I bet Leroy wasn't banking on our backyard being so very green, because once the green rockets are launched it takes quite the eye to hunt them down again amid all the foliage.
But then again, that's just part of the fun.
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone...especially to Larry the Leprechaun and his cousin Leroy for helping to insert a little magic into our Friday night!