Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Phone Call from Larry the Leprechaun


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!

15 comments:

  1. what a rootn', tootn' great idea. your kids are some fine lucky leprachuns.

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  2. How fun--and what a perfect back yard!

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    1. We love it! And there are neighbors surprisingly nearby...he trees make it very private though.

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  3. How big is your new backyard? It looks amazing! Oh and is that a RIVER too?? Too much fun!

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    1. No river. I'm not sure how big it is ...def less than an acre but twice as big as our old yard.

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  4. Your yard is AMAZING! Oh my goodness, that is my dream! What part of the country are you in? Or is your location confidential? :)

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  5. what a fun backyard...green indeed!

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  6. Ha ha. I was going to say awesome backyard too but looks like others beat me to it! :) Anyway, it does look like the perfect backyard for many adventures.

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  7. You have an awesome backyard! And I must say I love that the kids have their coats and no shoes! Fun adventures!

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    1. Ha ha, thanks! Yes, after Larry called, I yelled GET YOUR COATS AND SHOES ON FIRST! They at least got their coats on!!! :)

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  8. What great fun! And I LOVE the pics!!

    =)

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  9. I too love the yard. I keep going back to the beautiful red coat!!! What fun times

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