Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Favourite Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! 

As usual, the lads were very excited about St. Patrick's may remember last year the leprechaun paid us a visit and MADE us make his favourite Irish Stew and Soda Bread for lunch before he would disclose the clues to find the treasure (naughty leprechaun, mom was very tired!).

This year we were undecided about how to prepare for the leprechaun.  Should I have stewing beef on hand?  Flour in the pantry?  Should we make leprechaun traps, or a leprechaun house?

In the end, we decided that we wanted to be friendly, so no traps were set.  Instead, we made a little sailboat (for West Coast leprechauns) and put a white flag on it to show we meant no harm.  We left it outside next to the little yew tree. 

You won't believe it, but he came in the middle of the night - took the boat for a little sail, used our coats, had a bath in our tub to warm up after the chilly evening adventure, then left us a treasure of thanks beside the cheddar in the fridge.  He was indeed a friendly West Coast leprechaun.  

Enjoy the photos :O)

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