Seamus the Leprechaun Visited Our House This Morning

We have never been visited by a leprechaun before, but the kids had been talking a lot about the pranks that leprechauns can pull in the last few days, so apparently Seamus the Leprechaun decided it was time for a visit.

The kids excitedly woke me up this morning to find all of the shenanigans that Seamus had left for us.

Was Seamus the Leprechaun trying on everyone’s Crocs? And what a place to leave them! The kids thought maybe he was leaving a clue about where chocolate gold coins were, because there was one inside the piano and if you followed the shoes (like an arrow), you could find two more coins.

(Who knows if Seamus even realized he left such great clues!)

The kids in the mess that Seamus left for us.

(Jack declared, “I know! Seamus is probably getting payback on you for toilet papering (our old priest’s name)’s office.” Touche, Seamus.)

(Oh yeah — that’s right.  I have toilet papered a priest’s office not once, but twice even!  I like to live on the edge like that.)

The kids searching out all of the chocolate gold coins that Seamus left for us.

Wow! Seamus has really bad handwriting. As I told Eric on the phone when we told him about the big trouble at home, it looks to me like Seamus must be left handed. He was probably sorry that he decided to write such a long note too.

Crazy Seamus!

(We were afraid of what he might have done to the Cool Whip.)

We were all tickled that Seamus had some of the kids Webkinz sit down with the book An Alphabet of Catholic Saints. They were, of course, reading about St. Patrick.

The kids got the Cool Whip out of the fridge, and it was still sealed, just like when I bought it at the store.

 Cut off the seal. All seems fine. We think Seamus is playing a trick by saying he played a trick.

Noah opened the container. I forgot to take a picture, but it was white. We were then certain that Seamus has just tricked us into opening the Cool Whip.

But, just to be sure, we got out a spoon and went digging around for something.

Darn Seamus! When we went digging around into the Cool Whip, it started turning green!

The living room mess, from a different angle.

One of the 15 gold chocolate coins spread out around the house.

Another piece of chocolate hidden.

Good thing we were out of Holy Water, Seamus, or nobody would have wanted to eat that one. (This was the last coin that was found.)

Hard to see on their bunk bed steps, but here are the 15 gold chocolate coins.

Thanks for the fun, Seamus!


This post is linked to Finer Things Friday.


  1. homeschool101 says

    I have not laughed this hard in a while. You did a wonderful job. I mean Seamus did a wonderful job with his prank. Lol! Have a great day!

  2. Kara says

    This is wonderful. My stash of gold coins were disovered yesterday, but I never thought of the trick Leprechauns play. Maybe next year we will have a mischievious wee one:)

  3. Kris @ WUHS and Eclipsed says

    What a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! I'll have to remember that for next year. Love the Cool-Whip trick!

  4. Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama says

    What a fun creative thing to do with your kiddos! Love the cool whip thing..I am sure they were so surprised!

  5. Amy @ Finer Things says

    You are such a fun mom! St. Patrick's Day completely passed us by this year.

  6. Teri says

    Oh my gosh – what a wonderful memory for your children to have! I love it!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, Angie! I'm sure that you'll have tonnes of fun St. Patrick's Day memories to scrap once your table is clean! (I am trying ever-so-hard to keep mine tidy for just that reason! :)

  7. Kendra aka The Meanest Momma says

    love the cool whip trick! did seamus (I so want to spell that shaymus) use a touch of glue to reseal?


  1. [...] Seamus visited our house, toilet papered the living room, left a note, put shoes on the piano, and hid lots of chocolate coins.  He also tricked us by making it so that when we opened our sealed container of Cool Whip and stirred it, it turned green!  These were all wildly fun for the children. [...]