Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

We woke up on St. Patrick's Day Saturday to find that the crazy little imp had once again thwarted out attempts to catch him. Evan and Hailey had even painted rocks gold to try to entice him with more than a couple years old flutter fetti.
All they found in the trap was some chocolate gold coins and some super festive St.Patty's Day socks. Around the trap were some suspicious green footprints. They were pretty happy with that.

St. Patrick's Day is also my Dad's birthday so our plans for later that afternoon included going over to Grampa's and bringing him some cupcakes, beer and cards. The kids did such a great job on their cards I had to snap some shots of them for posterity.
Evan's card with the dogfish on the front and inside some renditions of coral and a great white shark.
Hailey had been working on her card all week. She used a couple different art mediums - paint and do-a-dot markers.
On the front she had her St. Patrick's Day rainbow and inside some trees, a sun and a portrait of Grampa Paul. I love how kids paint the sky as a line across the top of the page.
Even Spencer got into the card making with his cute little drawing of a leprechaun with his pot o' gold.
The weather was an amazing high seventy degrees so the kids decided they wanted to hang around and try to fish.
Evan wanted me to take his picture by this number seven because that is how old he is. He also reminded me that won't be the case for much longer.
There were tons of little fish right off the dock, but they were not super hungry. Or maybe just not accustomed to seeing worms and poles in mid March.

Spencer was the first successful fisherman with a little sunfish. The boys don't have lip stick on. They each had a Red Pop earlier that stained their mouths and lips.
Evan has a major competitive streak in him and gets so upset when someone other than himself is catching any fish. Finally, Evan pulled out his own little Sunnie.
Then Spencer caught his second fish - a pretty good sized Perch. Since we only had that one, we threw him back. Hopefully we will catch him again and some of his friends for a yummy dinner later this summer.
Hailey even caught two of her own little sunfish (with some casting and reeling help from her fish-tastic mama)!
All in all, a great St. Patrick's Day. Happy Birthday Dad!

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