Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Party 2010

Those of you who have followed our blog for the last few years (2008, 2009) know that we love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. It's a random holiday, I know, but I suppose that makes it all the more fun to get excited about. This year we hosted a little party, trying to spread the St. Patrick's Day cheer that we love.

We had a nice array of Irish food, along with some green and silly food. Paul and I made Irish soda bread (yum!) and Irish chicken and dumplings. Our friends brought Irish coddle, which I loved and goes marvelously with soda bread, rainbow fruit salad, leprechaun hat treats, and green sherbet pie.

After dinner we started the trap building contest. Gratefully, the kids mostly ran off to Hattie's room so that us grown ups could get serious about catching the leprechauns. Here are the finished products:

The Lindsays

The Petersons

The Babcocks

The Foutz (How do you make Foutz plural??)

And the Iverson trap

I must say that the Foutz's and the Babcock's took trap building to a new level for us! Check them out:

Paul is determined to have a better trap next year...I think he's already working on the plans.

Of course, the best part of the holiday is watching Hattie in the morning as she sees the mess the leprechauns made.


Laura Bernard said...

I've been wondering all day if Paul had enough time to celebrate in the usual way this year. Glad to see that he did. And seriously, did you all just build those on the spot? Those are some nice traps.

I was hoping my kids wouldn't remember your tradition. I was lucky, Myra only remembered today and asked if we could build a trap. Too late, darn it! : )

Love the bed head. Kisses.

Kristina said...

This was the most fun EVER. thank you thank you thank you!

Cox Family said...

It looks like fun! Sorry we missed it, but I don't think our trap could have compared with every ones!

Snider Family said...

You guys are the coolest! What a fun party.

Giving.SF said...

:D It looks fun !!