March 2011


I have been playing with my kids for over a week.

I made paper “gold coins” and shamrocks. I drop some on the floor at least once a day,exclaiming, “A Leprechaun must have been here! Look! He left more gold!” They come running every time! Then I say, “I’m going to catch that Leprechaun!!”

I was worried that my 4 year old is on to me!!

Today, that Leprechaun has been playing tricks in our home. From turning the milk green to rearranging furniture. The cave boys are both home today (1st grader is ill). The 4 year is enjoying this day. Now I have him convinced that the Leprechaun is indeed real. Any little thing that is out of place, is blamed upon the Leprechaun. And everything appears to have been turned to green through his eyes!!

Today is a good St Pat’s Day for me . . . Not so much for the Leprechaun!

Shortly after my daughter and her friend came home from school, I spotted that naughty Leprechaun. I chased the Leprechaun up the stairs as he dropped gold coins and shamrocks on his way. The children heard me shouting, “Catch him! Where is he?! Did you see that Leprechaun run by? I’m going to get him!!”

Ha ha! We caught that naughty little Leprechaun. Now, what to do with him?
I have included a video for you to see what that Leprechaun has done to our home!

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Monday was Pi Day. Thursday is St Pat’s Day.

Today is the 3rd month of the year and the 16th day.

Today is John 3:16 Day.

God’s Word says,

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.

I found this version in the Amplified Bible. I do not read this Bible, but the message is even more beautifully proclaimed!! I appreciate how it demonstrates that YOU are wonderfully loved.

Now I want you to re-read God’s words, out loud and insert your name where it says world. Go ahead. I’ll wait . . . You ARE worth it . . . .

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the MY NAME that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.

Share this with someone you know. A family member, co-worker, clerk at the store. Help spread the Good News! Share the Holy Goosebumps!

I lo-ove it when little kids are on the cusp of figuring out jokes! Especially Knock knocks. The 4 1/2 year caveboy thinks he is soooooo funny!!

Knock Knock
Who’s there?
Peach
Peach who?
(repeat 5 or more times)
Knock Knock
Who’s there?
Banana
Banana who?
Aren’t you glad I didn’t say peach?!

Two things that make this even better: Every time he says the knock knock line, he adds your name. “Knock Knock, Mom.” Every time (in the same joke)! And his 12 year old sister goes in to hysterics every time!

I love that my kids enjoy life! That they can find such joy in even the simplest!