Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In this picture Toby is holding a "leprechaun trap" that he made at preschool. Following is a cute story of his attempt to catch a leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day:

Since St. Patrick's Day was on Tuesday, a day Toby doesn't go to preschool, his teacher sent his trap home with us on Monday with a small baggy of Lucky Charms to use as bait. As soon as we returned home Monday, Toby set up his trap and placed the bait in it. Then he went off to play. I was unloading groceries and getting the boys some lunch. What was Asher doing? Curious about Toby's craft, he was checking out the trap, and eating the irresistible little marshmallow charms! When I saw what Asher was doing, I didn't want to draw Toby's attention, so I quickly whisked him away. I made a mental note to replace the cereal from our own box of Lucky Charms before Toby noticed and had a fit that Asher had eaten the precious bait.

Well...I forgot to replace the cereal.

That afternoon we were doing an activity at the table when Toby decided to check on his trap. I cringed, realizing what I had forgotten to do. Toby's eyes got big, and his face got extremely excited (instead of upset) when he burst out, "Mom, the leprechaun already came to my trap and it ate all the marshmallows!! " I totally went with the flow, showing complete surprise and wonder that a leprechaun would be sneaky enough to come eat the marshmallow charms and leave the rest of the cereal behind. Toby's reaction couldn't of been better and he couldn't wait to tell his dad all about it!!

We placed more Lucky Charms in the trap.

Toby was full of nervous excitement on St. Patrick's Day when he checked the trap. Unfortunately he didn't catch a leprechaun, but all the cereal was GONE and in it's place were GOLD chocolate coins (also sent by the preschool teacher for me to sneak in to the trap)!! That morning I let the boys have dessert at breakfast. :)

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Anonymous said...

That is one Smart Looking little leprechaun! He can come to do tricks at this house anytime! Love, A. Dianne

Anonymous said...

Toby, you look GREAT in your green shirt! I'm sure you had a fun St. Patrick's Day. Did you eat any green food???? Love you, Nana

Amy said...

Tuesday morning (the 17th), Liam saw the picture of Toby in all his green gear and was all, "But mo-o-om, he has a green shi-i-irt!!" And I was all, "So-o-o-o do you." And he goes, "But Toby's wearing green pa-a-a-ants". So I goes, "So are you-u-u-u."

It was kind of ridiculous cause they were essentially wearing the EXACT. SAME. THING. Just Toby had a t-shirt and Liam was wearing a bright green sweatshirt (the writing on Toby's shirt was irrelevant since Liam couldn't read it and *I* wasn't about to clue him in at that point). But cmon, there's still 3 feet of snow in our backyard! Kid, you need a sweatshirt.

That's a super cute story about the leprechaun trap. Toby has such a big imagination!

P.S. I can just imagine the meltdown that would happen if Liam were to see Simon stealing HIS leprechaun bait. ((shudder))

Anonymous said...

I LOVED the story of the leprechaun trap and bait! What a smart Mama to go along with the surprise. I can just SEE Toby's HUGE eyes and his excitement in telling Tim all about it. Great story! I had a good laugh about it! Love, Nana

La Familia Lunde said...

How cute! :) I remember looking for leprechauns when we lived in Argentina, and even though I knew they didn't exist, always hoping I'd find one. Sounds like you guys had a fun day!