Anyway, the day before, Brooklyn and I put together these adorable shamrocks to decorate our house. She was totally able to do most of the work by herself and had a blast helping me. They turned out really cute too and were completely FREE!
Here she is sitting under our completed project with another FREE project I downloaded from a blog called eighteen 25.
The frame was just something we had laying around and the subway art is just printed on a regular old piece of paper. So fast and EASY!
We also attempted to make a 3D Shamrock that we found from this blog, but after a few crooked cuts, we ended up with our own creation. It looked pretty cute though. The frame was just something we had in a junk pile. Its a little scratched up, but does the job nicely.
But on the actual St. Patrick's Day, Brooklyn and I got together during Lily's nap and made some super cute "LUCKY" blocks that I saw on my friend's blog. I just cut up an old 2x4 we had laying around and Brooklyn did all the painting completely by herself. I was so proud of how well she did. She didn't even miss any spots!
Here is the finished project. They're not perfect, but for a random holiday, they will do just fine!
Lily practiced walking and had a blast rolling around in the mud, while Brooklyn colored with sidewalk chalk and played a little hopscotch.
After we were done outside the girls desperately needed a bath and a nap, so we took care of that in a JIFFY in hopes that they would wake up in good moods to find the leprechaun's treasure!
When the time came, Lily wouldn't wake up for the hunt, so I peeled Brooklyn out of bed and off we went. You can tell in the video that she is SUPER tired cause she literally just woke up. Also, the video is kind of long (about 4 minutes) so you really don't have to watch it. We just thought it would be good to document the occasion.
Here are the girls enjoying their rewards after the hunt! A treasure chest full of gold and silver wrapped candy, the movie Ferngully for Brooklyn, a ringing frog for Lily, and some green fingernail polish for them to share. (You can kind of tell in the pictures that their mouths are both LOADED with chocolate!)
And just for fun: Here is a picture of Brooklyn and Lily last St. Patrick's Day...