Happy Monday! The oldest is off to school, the two younger are happily coloring in the kitchen. It seemed a good time to sit down and show a few random tidbits with you.
Every year my kids make Leprechaun traps on March 16th, and then wake up to crazy hijinks and pranks on St. Patrick’s day.
The Leprechauns always use the boys’ toilet (green food coloring in the water), make trails with all their shoes throughout the house, decorate our eggs
And this year, my favorite trick yet, they used dry erase markers to “photoshop” all our family pictures
As penance for the mischief and messes, they always leave small gifts for the boys (who have to clean up the messes—best part!). This year those crazy Leprechauns must have been reading craft blogs because they used Delia’s idea for LEGO belt buckles at Delia Creates. They left a note on the bin they dumped out, telling the boys they had fun playing with their toys and hoped the kids enjoyed their creations. Each boy got a LEGO belt and a new LEGO minifigure.
My husband has also been busy the last few weekends, getting our garden ready. I’m so excited for this! We’ve decided to just go with one box this year, to feel things out and be able to hopefully do things right, focusing on just a little bit this first year. After some discussion, we ended up deciding on doing cinder blocks instead of wooden garden boxes. It was cheaper, came together quickly, and won’t rot.
We still need to get the toppers along the top (except a few where we’ll plant herbs), switch out those sprinklers for a drip system, and pick up the top soil. If things go well, we’ll be planted and going within the next two weeks. I also have dreams of one day doing fun mosaics along the walls of the boxes with the kids. I’ve already started checking out thrift stores for stoneware to break into tiles. But we’re probably at least a year away from that project. I still have to decide what all we’re planting, but I’m super excited to be this far. It’s really happening!
Well, the kids are now done coloring, so I’m off to play with them for a bit and hopefully get started on some sewing project later today. Have a great Monday and welcome, Spring!