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Knock Knock

Who’s There?  Irish.  Irish Who?  Irish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Oh, my sides.  They’re killing me with that one!  And there were so many others told last week as we celebrated St. Patty’s Day with friends.  We met up with a bunch of moms and little kids from MOPS for a leprechaun walk sponsored by the county at a nature center.  Max was the oldest one in attendance (actually, the event was for 6 and under but they didn’t card him or anything, they’re nice like that).  At first, he did not want to go but I told him it was a field trip (read: no school).  Hey, we are studying Ireland right now, so it was more than justified and I did give him a pretty tough quiz on the way home.

Quiz Question #1:  What is out on the lawn all summer and is Irish?

Answer: Patty O’Furniture.

Yeah, I’m tough.

Anyo’way, here are some pics from our second field trip of the month.  March was the month for field trips; there’s yet another one I’ll tell you about coming soon.

They set up a pretty fun scavenger hunt for the preschoolers.  Max’s attitude totally changed by the time he was handed a marker and a laminated card of pictures to check off.  He has a passion for scavenger hunts of any kind.  From that point on, he loved every minute of the playdate, er, I mean field trip.

Mini found gold at the end of the rainbow (or what we assume was the end of the rainbow.  We actually never saw the rainbow to check it off our cards.  Those preschool scavenger hunts can sometimes be too advanced for us.)

I witnessed a like-brother-like-sister moment that made me giggle.  I guess there was a bottleneck of bumper-to-bumper strollers on the path so we had to wait.  The fact that adopted siblings chewed on their markers at the same time was kinda heartwarming (it might just be me…).  As soon as I took the picture I shooed them away from their mouths. 🙂

As soon as traffic cleared, we followed the leprechaun’s footprints to check off other finds in the hunt and stop to learn a thing or two about Irish folklore.

You didn’t realize leprechauns had ginormous feet, did you?

Did you know they like to dance with those feet and are fond of the wackyjack?

After all that exercise, Mini was pooped.  She plopped herself down in the middle of the path.

The leprechaun got her back up on her feet, though.  She was mesmerized by him and stood holding his hand for a few minutes.

At the end, they were treated with something green to take-home, which was pretty cool.  But….

…Knock Knock.  Who’s There?  Irish.  Irish Who?  Irish I didn’t have to spend the afternoon vacuuming my car.

Oh well, that’s my luck some days.








4 thoughts on “Knock Knock

  1. Oh — enjoy! With graduation just two months away, one of the things I am mourning the most, as our homeschool journey comes to an end is the wonderful field trips we took. They were so special…

  2. Love it!! Love those kinds of field trips and they are so “educational”!! We get to learn how our kids interact with others….socialization at it’s finest!! Hey they got “pe” in that day too!! You even documented it!! Looks like a great way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day!

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