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.
(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.
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.
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