Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
We woke up and were not surprised to see that some naughty leprechauns had snuck into our house and turned some things green…
The kids thought it was hilarious.
Except for Alice. The look on her face was priceless.
But she got over it.
Dressed in green, we headed out for Maria and Jamie’s soccer games. Actually, only a few of us wore green, but Maria and Jamie wore gold/orange, which just happens to be the color of the leprechaun’s gold, so it all worked out.
The kids did so great at their games. Jamie loved it which I totally didn’t expect. He smiled the whole time!
But after a freezing morning watching soccer, Maria and I decided to head downtown where some St. Paddy’s day stuff was going on.
We were especially excited to go check out the new spot for the library.
It’s going to be so great!
Maria enjoyed more than a couple cookies…
Then we went and bought some cupcakes from “Simple Eats” and took them to our friends Violet and Carter.
So after the downtown festivities (we also got a salted pretzel and some kettle corn) we headed up to their house, where we just had to check out their beautiful chicken coop that they…get this…built. Yes, they built it.
We thought maybe one of their ADORABLE chicks might wanna check out her new digs.
Go on, little one.
That’s it….shimmy on up there…
Carter had to put her up in the doorway because she was just too little, still, to do it herself.
Seriously, how adorable is she?!
We get our chicks the end of May. We are pretty excited, especially after visiting Sandy’s 8 chicks.
After checking out the chicks, we came home and played. The kids went on a hunt for all their animals…and ended up creating a farm that also housed dinosaurs. Sounds dangerous, if you ask me.
At least they have puppies to keep watch.
Wait a minute, those are itty bitty, tiny puppies! There’s no way they could stop a hungry velociraptor.
Alice wasn’t amused by my commentary.
The kids played so well together. I love days like this — and, lucky for me, they are not rare.
I will miss it, especially this view of tiny feet tucked under tiny bottoms:
Scout and Zeek stayed out of the way.
Which is good, because this was a full farm — no room for extra animals.
I don’t only feel lucky today because it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Lucky me, I get to see this kind of thing every day: