'Lil mischief, family fun, and "Parties We Have Held"
and the first attempt.
And second attempt.
… and trap
Luca thought he should put clover in his trap. Luckily, he knew where to find some.
Ta-dah! He put green and gold in, and a bit of blue, just in case.
The next morning, no leprechaun, but the goodies were gone from the traps and harmonicas were in their place!
Hmmm, the leprechaun left the blue ball.
Someone had a purple marker in her room, and some thoughts in her head. The next morning this is what was on her leg. “Can there be any leprechaun girls?”
Trap design #2. Stairs into a jar.
Chocolate chip oatmeal cookie as bait.
Trap design #2 = tall wall…..
…. cookie bait, connected to a string
The next morning, no leprechaun, no cookie, but tablets that color the bath water!
And, of course, there was some chair mischief.
The following night, Luca put a trick kleenex over the hole in his box, some leprechaun glitter on top and a Nilla Wafer inside.
Isabella used a glue trap and cookie, but added a pearl necklace to lead the leprechaun to the bait and a “shelter” so he’d want to sleep there.
The next morning they found the trap materials in a new formation….
Luca wanted to try a glue trap. He used another Nilla Wafer as bait.
The leprechaun lost a boot and left a footprint and some animal crackers. And a mysterious key….
… that said “presto”
The next morning, since the kids had not sets traps, they awoke to mischief. All of the area rugs has been rearranged…..
and a note was left….
AND the milk was green!
That night they set more traps. Isabella drew a rainbow as bait.
Luca wrote a note that said, “Can you give me a pot of gold?”
He used glue again. But this time he surrounded his trap with a shamrock necklace that lights up in order to ” ‘tract the leprechauns”
He taped his note on and added a Snickers bar wrapped in gold. Because Leprechauns like gold.
Isabella thought to make the walls higher.
Her bait was a rainbow and a golden Snickers.
The next morning… Luca’s trap held a pot of gold, stuck in the glue!
The leprechauns fixed Isabella’s broken shamrock bracelet and left a matching necklace.
One morning we looked and looked for mischief. Nothing. Until we found this outside.
We walked down to check out the chickens and see if there was any mischief…
and see if chickens like Peeps. (They do not.)
GREEN eggs! And pictures of Shamrock Shakes.
Isabella knew she had only a few more nights to catch the leprechaun. She set a different trap and added a bed “in case he gets tired.”
She put the light-up shamrock necklace inside. “He’s going to discover the necklace and fall in the tube and get tangled, and we’ll catch a leprechaun.”
She also poured glitter down the tube.
And added a note…
The next morning the trap was covered in green stuff. “Leprechaun gum,” they thought.
Inside…. no leprechaun, no necklace, but glow in the dark St. Patrick’s Day Silly Bands!
Love the hands on hips?
Because she knew they had to clean it up.
It was our last night (since we would be on a plane to Florida on the actual St. Patrick’s Eve). Isabella went all out with pleas for goodies. But she left the leprechaun boots as a goodwill gesture. And as bait.
The next morning, the boots were gone. And there were footprints leaving Luca’s trap. Leading to…..
Yeah! The leprechauns returned all the goodies they stole!
AND LEFT A GOLD NUGGET!!!
And some gold coins and candies
And some Lucky Charms. ‘Natch.
We also found notes that said, “Do Not Open Until St. Patrick’s Day.”