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!


The Gurrs said...

Sounds like a blast. My kids tried to catch a leprechan. He was to sneeky for their trap though. He took the bait but managed to escape. Oh well, maybe we'll get him next year. He did leave a trail of gold dust that lead to a pile of chocolates wrapped in gold so the trap wasn't a total loss.

shurter's :) said...

Too cute! Looks like they had lots of fun!

shurter's :) said...

Hey Bridget,
I couldn't find your email address, so this will have to do... You won my photo contest! I'm so excited to take pictures of your family! Call me when you are ready to schedule... I have a few really cute ideas for your family! :) Thanks, Erica

Jon, Launa, & boys said...

What a cute tradition. I love it. I am so going to use that popcorn idea as well!!