Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Trap time

March...St. Patrick's Day. If you are a seasoned reader of this blog, you'll know what that means in our Iverson house - lots of corny, green decorations, an unexplained obsession with trap building, homemade root beer, and candy.
Paul tried his hand yet again at making his father's homemade root beer. And some how it turned into a root beer slushy. Oh well. The girls loved all the "smoke" and the slushy was still tasty.
We threw our 4th annual trap building extravaganza. We ate some amazing Reuben sandwiches, colcannon, corned beef brisket, and soda bread. Delicious as always. 

Our trap this year was primarily Hattie's plan. Ever since Valentine's Day, she has been asking what we were going to do for our trap. (the girl is obsessed with holidays. She's always asking when the next holiday is and making decorations) In the mornings during breakfast she would come up with ideas to try to lure the leprechauns to our trap, how to trip the trap, and how to secure them in the trap til morning. Having built a few traps myself over the past few years as an Iverson, I tried to help her think of something we hadn't done before. So she came up with this: Hotel O'Niels. Lure him in with lots of green and gold stuff, and certainly a huge glass of root beer. Then we would give him something to make him fall asleep for the night. So yes, she decided to drug him.

But what would we put in the root beer to put him to sleep? Smarties of course! They would send him into a sugar-induced coma that would knock him out for the night. Hattie thought it was great. She even practiced dissolving smarties in water a few times before actually building the trap.
 Anna was primarily in charge of decorating the outside of the hotel room.
She was particularly proud of this golden wire draped with tape. Nice aesthetic touch.

And Hattie and I worked on the inside of the room.

Paul build a huge green hat to put the hotel room on. And voila - a high-rise hotel room.
The Burroughs family made a trap with a fancy umbrella and lounge chair...but not before the leprechaun crossed hole in the ground covered by palm leaves!
And Aubrey decided to make her trap so warm and cosy that the leprechaun would never want to leave! 

1 comment:

Steven and Erika said...

Hahaha...great idea Hattie! Drugs! We will try that next year! It must be an age thing because max is obsessed with holidays too..always what's next! And we just buy rootbeer....I won't even attempt to duplicate what only the master dad can do....and I don't own a huge yellow igloo, and there is no way we could drink that much brew, and I would fail beyond miserably... So keep trying and you'll be the master one day! Rootbeer slush is pretty great too!