Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day!

Every year for St. Patrick's Day we have a leperchan hunt. We have a 6 ft. tall, inflatable leperchan that is hidden on our property. He leaves a trail of shamrocks and gold coins, weaving all around the trees.

The boys get buckets and collect all the coins and shamrocks. They follow the trail until they find the leperchan.

They get so excited to find him in a new place every year.

Here they are with their St. Pactrick's Day shirts that they made.

John Waynes says, "Kiss me, I'm Irish"...
Jr.Reds says, "Leperchan Hunter" and T.T.s says, "4 Leaf Clover".

T.T.'s teacher wanted us to bring a Green treat for his class. So we decided to make Mother Goose Popcorn. A recipie that my mom used to make when we were little. Its a really great and easy recipie.
Mother Goose Popcorn
2 Tbs. Butter
3/4 cup Milk
2 cups Sugar
6 quarts Popcorn

Melt butter, milk and sugar in a pot on the stove. Boil until it reaches soft, firm ball stage. (It is the stage when you take a drop of the sauce, and drop it into cool clear water. When it all stays together in a soft drop, it done.) Quickly pour it onto 6 quarts of popcorn. Stir well, and lay out on a baking sheet. Enjoy!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

St. Patrick's Day!

I love St. Patricks Day! Every year my boys are visited by a leperchan that leaves a trail of shamrocks and coins around our property. At the end of the trail is a giant 6 ft tall leperchan that has a bucket of golden treasures! My boys love the hunt and excitment of finding their treasures!
Blogging around I found a site that has a free downloadable book filled with crafts, decorations and food just for St. Pattys Day! Check it out here. It really has some great ideas!

It has some fun facts about St. Patricks Day that I didn't know about, that actually made me like the holiday even more...

Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day
-The first St. Patrick’s Day Parades were not in Ireland, but in Boston (1737) and New York (1762).
- Irish immigrants living in New York actually outnumbered Irish living in Dublin, Ireland at one time!
-St. Patrick was born in Scotland, but spent 40 years preaching Christianity in Ireland.
- Legend says that St. Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland.
- The three-leaf clover was used by St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity to pre-Christian Ireland.
-For St. Patrick’s Day every year, Chicago dyes its river bright green to celebrate.
-Leprechauns are hard-workers although sometimes mischievous! They are the official shoemakers to the fairy kingdom.
-19 U.S. Presidents have claimed Irish heritage.
- Seattle paints a green stripe on roads on St. Patrick’s Day.
- Corned beef is completely an American invention, but very popular with Irish-American immigrants nonetheless!
Enjoy chasing after your little rainbow this year, and hopefully a little guy doesn't steal your gold before you find it!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lehi Days

Heres most of the grandkids a the rodeo acting silly.
They sure had fun being together for the weekend!

Colton, Dayton, Briley, Carson, Calvin.

Here are 3 of the boys Devin, Colton and Jr. Red. They were so cute at the rodeo participating in some of the events. Infact Colton caught a chick!

Whoops! I forgot to turn the picture before I posted it...
John Wayne in the stroller. It was getting to be a long and hot day for us.

Baby Boots. 7 months. I forget to turn this one too...

T.T. Outstanding Citizenship Award #2

T.T. was chosen to recieve the Outstanding Citizenship Award for the second time this year. Since it is the second time he also recieved a Taco Bell gift certificate for a taco and small soda. He was so excited to get a pop of his own!