March 16, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Grant had leprechauns on the brain tonight. Kris--God bless him--said he would help Grant set two traps to try to catch one. I would never have the patience for creating and setting a trap, but the two of them had a grand time fetching bins from the basement and propping them up with "bait." Grant had already decided to use his Fargo Marathon medal as bait because it is shiny gold; he also asked if he could borrow a gold ring from me as bait for the second trap.

Although I'm not into building the traps, I decided to run out to Hornbacher's after bedtime to find something the leprechaun could leave behind for the kids. I found two plastic necklaces and a Lucky Bamboo plant (I know, not exactly a shamrock, but it's the best I could do). I thoroughly enjoyed setting out the gifts and writing the note the leprechaun left behind!






6 comments:

ABCDH said...

That is too cute! What a good idea!!! (I'm stealing it).

Also, thanks for the comment you left on my recent post, it was very nice of you.

TBRKO said...

That is TOO cute as well. Thanks for making me feel like a crappy parent. All I did was spike their milk with food coloring, and I got busted sort of.
Bamboo........only an Ingersoll would settle for a totally different plan for the effect. Love it!

Melissa said...

That is so creative, great idea!

Kris said...

Love it! It was so good having lunch yesterday...we need to do it more!

Erin said...

Thanks, friends. Bonnie, don't be too impressed; this all occurred last minute and without any sort of plan in mind.

TBRKO said...

Erin, that is how I do my best work as a mom. Planning too far ahead is so not me. I commend you, because you are more of a planner!
I think it was just so creative! Plus, it's those little things that will stick in Grant's mind....