Thursday, March 17, 2011

That Sneaky Leprechaun!

Okay so Izzy came home Wednesday from school with a drawing of a Leprechaun trap. She wanted to set it up to catch a Leprechaun. The drawing, she explained, was a box with a pot of gold in front. The Leprechaun would see the gold and then smell the lollipops and cheese inside the box. So he would go in and she would pull a rope to close the box and turn on a fan so he would be bouncing around inside until the next day and she would take him out to talk with him and play with him. Well... I'm not all that fancy in my trap-making, so I got a cardboard box, busted up one end of it a bit, hooked on a bit of frayed green fabric in that corner, had Clay eat a lollipop and leave the stick and wrapper underneath, along with a small black pouch with a gold dollar coin inside, and... Viola! It looks like I done caught me a Leprechaun. :)

So here Izzy discovered the box with the bit of green fabric sticking out.

She was so excited. She said, "I thought that was him. I think he ripped his pants when he tried to get out."

Underneath she found the eaten lollipop and the coin-filled pouch. The first thing she said was. "He left me his trash? How rude!"

She was so excited about the coin and her token "piece of the Leprechaun's pants" that she forgot all about his trash. She stuffed the fabric and the coin in the little pouch and took it to school to share with her class. She was so proud.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Tag, I'm It!

I was tagged by my mom. This is a 4x4 blog meme that reveals some little facts about me! It will be great fun getting to know my blogging buddies better. So check at the bottom and if you're tagged, copy and paste this into your blog and insert your four favs in each of the four subject.

1st - Four places I go:

-My parent's house
-Book club

2nd - Four favorite smells:

-Clay (yes, just him, he smells yummy)
-Laundry fresh out of the dryer
-Ralph by Ralph Lauren (my perfume)
-My Izzy-boo, after she's had a bath

3rd - Four favorite TV shows and/or movies

-Being Human
-Ghost Hunters (the International one as well)
-Practical Magic

4th - Four recommendations

-Remember who you are
-Smiling is contagious, so pass it along
-Trust in the Lord
-Every day on the right side of the dirt is a good day

Tag: Tiffany S., Christina W., Lindsay E., Rebekah G.

Friday, March 11, 2011

What would I do without my Izzy?

This morning I was making Izzy's lunch. She was sitting on the counter next to me while I made her pb&j sandwich (she always wants them for lunch). I asked her. "Do you know why these taste so good?" She shook her head. "Why?" I smiled and raised the open pieces of her sandwich to my mouth and pretended to kiss them. "Because I put love in them." She laughed. "Why do you do that, mommy?" I kissed her on the cheek. "Because I love you." She just looked at me for a moment then nodded. "I think I can live with that." I'm sure glad she thinks that because I think I can live with that too. :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Two Fun Stories

Izzy wanted me to write a short story about her so I did:

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess named Isabelle. She loved to play dress-up and dance around her castle. One day she found an adorable little frog in her garden. The frog told her that if she kissed him he would turn into a handsome prince. Isabelle didn't want to kiss a frog, and she had no need for a prince, since she was just a little girl. So she put him in a cage to keep as a pet. He really was a cute little frog. She then put him on her bedside table and began to dance around in her pretty princess dresses.

Izzy thought it was a fabulous story and she decided she wanted to make up one herself. So here is Izzy's story which she dictated to me:

Once upon a time I went to the zoo. I saw the meerkats. One was going "Arf, Arf" then another meerkat pushed it down the hole.

I don't know about you but I think hers is way more awesome than mine.