As always, the kids decorated their boxes the night before St. Patrick's Day.
Then they are so excited to wake up the morning of St. Patrick's Day to see what the leprechauns have done to the house, and to follow the different trails to find their boxes.
Those silly leprechauns made the biggest mess this year! So we had to hurry and clean up the trails and pick up just a little before Rylee had to go to school. But don't you worry, we had plenty of time. The kids were so excited, they were up at 5:30. Sheesh.
Rylee got ready for school. We had plenty of time, so we took pictures. Silly kids.
The day was gorgeous! It was so nice outside. So the kids ran and played all afternoon outside. They loved it! So did I! I will admit that by the end of the summer, I get tired of going outside to chase the kids every time they want to play out there, but I was loving the nice weather! It was so fun to be outside playing with the kids!
That evening, we had to have some green food for dinner! My kids usually don't eat things that are food colored green very well. I must say, I don't blame them. It isn't too appealing to me either. So we improvised. This year, I did twice baked potatoes and used the food coloring spray to just color the tops of the potatoes green before I put the cheese on top. One layer of green isn't too bad, right?
Some of the other green food included a green salad and green french bread. They actually ate the bread, to my surprise.
Don't they all look so thrilled to be getting ready to eat their green food? Mmmmmm......Yummy!!!!