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Our "lucky" day




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We had a scaled back, simple St Patrick's Day this year.

I made the girls little shamrock appliques, and got some $2 shirts at the thrift store to put them on.

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After they were put together, I didn't like the way Arissa's looked so we changed her up.

Instead, she wore this other shirt which was a much prettier shade of green than the one I had intended to put the applique on:


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But because of the printing on the front, I couldn't really use the applique at all.
(It says La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club on it...so I told her to act classy. :o) )


So instead we made her piece de resistance her hair.

I took the pin that she (and the rest of the drill team and all the other participants too, I think) got for being in the St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday.....hot glued it to a french clip, et voila:
cute little hair thing.

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M&M wore the shirts w/ the appliques:

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They just happen to match, head to toe. I think the outfits kinda looked like school uniforms (except the big old shamrock, of course).


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For past St. Patty's Days, we've had "green cuisine". But last year the green mashed potatoes and green colored milk were a little unsettling. Some things just shouldn't be green. So how's a meatless family supposed to celebrate during dinnertime, when the thought of corn beef hash makes them a little sick?

We had salad. It's green! And it also worked out cause it was 120 degrees outside, so it was a nice refreshing meal. Actually it was probably only 78 degrees, but it felt hotter.

After dinner, Arissa danced an Irish jig for us:

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Then it was time for the festivities (all of which I planned during the hour I left early from work)!

We had a shamrock scavenger hunt.

I took these various sized shamrocks:


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And wrote the clues on the back:

(I tried to make them rhyme...it was difficult)

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At the end of the hunt would be a little something waiting for them:

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Just a little activity book, a glittery (green) visor, and a (green) dollar.

Mallory was hoping it'd be a pot of gold. :o)


The girls each took turns reading the clues and finding the next one:


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Big sisters were happy to help 'lil sister who needed some help with hers:


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And in the end, they found their little goodies in the dryer. :o)


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For what it's worth, that is David's (our neighbor) side of the garage. Ours is completely organized and pristine. =)


To finish things off, we needed a snack. All we'd had for dinner, after all, was salad.

It may not have been green, and it may not have been technically a "dessert" (although with the sugar content and that list of ingredients, shouldn't it be?), but it was tasty & St.-Patrick-y nonetheless:

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Frosted Lucky Charms. :o)

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