To catch a Leprechaun…

Its a new Irish blockbuster I’m working on, like ‘To Catch a Thief’ but greener and with more mischief.

Ok that’s a lie, ‘To catch a Leprechaun’ is just the most imaginative title I could think of for our St Patrick’s day round up post.

Following on from my biggest parenting win of 2014 – Buddy the Elf (Buddy is our elf on the shelf, I never blogged about him but you can see all his escapades on my instagram) I decided that on the night before St Patricks day a little leprechaun would visit our house while the kids were sleeping.

The Children went to bed on the 16th March with a notion that the leprechauns would be out that night, getting all the towns ready for the parades the following day. Maxi and the girls totally bought this but Luis was not fooled. I fear this may be the year that he stops believing (sob sob sob).

So what did the leprechauns get up to?

Well firstly one of them used our toilet and turned the water green!!!!

leprechaun tricks

Then one of them thought it would be a grand idea to write all over the mirrors and draw on our photos.
This is St Patricks day 2014, our first in Ireland…

leprechaun tricks


Lastly those cheeky Leprechauns set up flags and costumes for the parade the next day, and even left us green donuts (no recipe for the green donuts because they tasted interesting, turns out that putting spinach and apple juice into donut mix instead of green dye is never a good idea).



Those cheeky leprechauns!! The children loved discovering what they had been up to, and then it was off to Glenamaddy for the parade for the second year running.


Granddad made the last minute decision to be in the parade again this year, and Maxi got to tag along too. He was on the ‘A Team’ float and had a great old time driving the four roads of Glenamaddy and waving at everyone.


Which brings me to the end of our St Patrick’s day round up. I already have a good idea of the tricks those Leprechauns will play next year and I can’t wait!

This is our 2015 St Patrick’s photo, Cora is the age Vivi was last year. Sometimes I look at photos like this and cant believe that they are all mine, or how close in age they all are, or that I manage to keep them all relatively clean and well dressed (relatively because as you can see here Amelies shoes are on the wrong feet!). Im a lucky mum!!!





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