Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Princess lost a tooth last night, so the first order
of business this morning was to see what the tooth fairy
left under her pillow.
Next we looked for the note from the Leprechaun that begins
our "Rainbow Treasure Hunt". It is a tradition here.

Princess enjoys it at least as much as we do, so we still keep it.
The Leprechaun leaves us "clues" in the order of the colors of
the rainbow. This year it looked like this...
the note he left read...
Do you have the "luck" of the Irish?
Come on a treasure hunt with the Leprechauns..
if you dare...
Your first instruction is hidden right under here..

You will find the first clue under the RED pillow on a chair that rocks!

The second clue is in a bowl filled with orange!

It's for certain, clue number three is behind a yellow curtain!

Fill the green bird feeder and find clue number four (put on your coat to go out doors) Clue number five will be found in a house with a blue roof..near the ground.
For clue number six,you'll need to know

the pants on Mom are Indigo, so in her back left pocket your hand should go.

There are no violets growing out here, so go back inside

to see what the Leprechaun left as a surprise!

I meant to leave the "prize" on the table before we went out,

so while she looked on her bed (where it's been left previously),

I popped in on the kitchen table.His note read,
The real treasure in life..as I'm sure you've been told
is the LOVE you create, not silver or gold.
Happy St Patrick's Day!

wrapped within that scrolled note, Princess found a leprechaun picture to color,

a leprechaun craft to do and a new pack of watercolors.

Breakfast was French toast served on her vintage Care Bear rainbow plates.

Next we started our crock pock Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner. I will be back tomorrow with a book post..until then...

An Irish Blessing
(A Blessing from St. Patrick)

May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, May the rains fall soft upon your fields, And, until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

(Traditional Irish Blessing; origin unknown, although some attribute it to St. Patrick.)


Cher Mere said...

What a totally sweet and wonderful tradition!

Becky said...

I love what you did for St. P day. My kids would love a rainbow treasure hunt. You are a fun Mommy.

Naomi said...

that was just too cute :)

Alycia in Va. said...

I'm bookmarking this post for next year. We are so joining you on the treasure hunt. Great idea.

sarah said...

This is so great! I love your new header too :-)

Tara said...

I second what Becky had to say... you are a FUN mommy!!

Princess looks like she had a ball..

reprehriestless warillever said...

Such a great tradition. Didn't I say that I'd try it this year? Woops.... I've been sp[ending all of my time outdoors watching the kids zoom on their bikes.

8)(8 said...

What a day. It looks like she enjoyed it.

My Uncle had that blessing on his memorial cards. He was all Irish and he just loved St. Patrick's day.

Kate in NJ said...

Thank you all. (hugs)
This is one of P's favorite "holidays" thanks to the "rainbow hunt".;-)

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