Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patty's Day Mischief!

Many of you may know that we have an especially mischievous leprechaun that loves to visit our home for St. Patrick's Day.  This year, he was at it again.

It seems that this particular leprechaun has taken a few furniture arrangement classes (maybe he needs to study a bit harder...).  He decided to try his hand at rearranging our home.  Now all the dining room furniture is in the living room and the living room furniture is in the dining room.  Now we can all cozy up to watch a little of our favorite shows on the computer, and eat in the same room with our library and TV.  Mr. One suggested we leave things the way they are for a few days.

He also magically turned our milk green and left a mess of Lucky Charms and M&M's on the kitchen table.

We had shamrocks littering the floor and couch.  Luckily, he was nice enough to leave a fun new game out on the table as well.

Roll a Rainbow was a game I found here (love her blog, so much eye candy and fun ideas).  It was so simple and my boys loved playing.  The rainbow is made from office dot stickers on a half sheet of white cardstock.  I only had red, yellow, green and blue dots, so I colored some yellow dots with an orange marker to make the orange dots.

The basic instructions are to roll two dice and add the correct M&M to the rainbow that correlates with the chart.  So, if you roll a 3 and a 5, you have 8 dots, so you place a yellow M&M on the chart.  The boys loved this game. (Even if they do look less enthused in these pictures...)

Since the chart is hard to see, here is what it says:

Roll a Rainbow!
2,3 green
4,5,6 red
7,8,9 yellow
10,11,12 orange
doubles blue

We had a picnic lunch at the park with some friends, then took a nap/watched a movie in the afternoon.

We had a green dinner at my parents' house, with Zuppa Toscana (kale is green...), breadsticks (dyed green) lime jello, and pistachio pudding (you know, the one with cool whip, pistachio pudding mix, pineapple and mini marshmallows... I'm salivating just thinking about it.).

For dessert, my brother made crepes.  Not Irish.  Or green.  Just delicious.

It was a lucky day.

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