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Saturday, March 12, 2011

The leprechauns are playing at my house!

I noticed shamrocks growing in my yard, so thought I would share a few pics! I like the ones growing right next to the tire...the green against the black is beautiful!!!



This inspired Donovan (age 6), and I, to do some chalk paintings. You might think that long thing there might look like a crack, but no...that is some serious lightening that has helped to form our rainbow! Hehehe.





Here are a couple of close up's of our St. Patty's Day tree...the paper flower I made from a white coffee filter and green watercolor brushed on outer edges of the flower. We added birds (from the dollar store), a shamrock necklace Donovan brought home from school, a shamrock made of green yarn and gold glitter, a few love notes from Donovan, and some shamrock package wire wrap, some sprays of shamrock flowers (dollar store), plus the paper shamrock we made from a toilet paper roll. As time has gotten closer, we have added more and more (a lot of which has been sent home from school with the boy)! It has been fun to watch it all come together for him. Of course, our cute woven paper basket with rainbows, and filled with gold is sitting under the tree, too.


Here is the pic I printed out to use as our guide to draw our chalk Leprechaun!

Image from: Crafts.Kaboose.com

10 comments:

My Little Family: said...

The shamrocks are lovely and timely! HIs artwork is too cute for words ;)

Mandy said...

Too cute! Donavan's turning into quite the artist (wonder who he gets that from) and I love that you're keeping your tree going!

Teri C said...

You all really go out for St Patty's and everything looks so nice and green. Donovan is becoming quite the artist! Maybe you should teach him to keep a journal of all the fun things you do.

meemsnyc said...

Leprechauns and clovers, how lucky! Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Pokeberry Mary said...

Super cute stuff as always! You would make a really great preschool teacher Julie. Probably doesn't pay as well as nursing--but my gosh you're gifted with grand kids!

deepazartz said...

The shamrocks look lovely and Donovan's art is Superb!!! Loved it:))

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are just having too much fun with Donovan. Ilove seeing the shamrocks. I will have to see if any are in our garden. Some might have thawed out enough to show themselves.

Evelyn said...

The shamrocks are pretty, such lovely shapes and green. HCM my friend, have a lovely week.

Judi said...

Hi Julie *hugs*
what fun! You and Donovan have such good creative fun together. What a great leprachan and rainbow too....sweet. Love your shamrocks too. How beautiful they are.

Hope your week is off to a great start!
*hugs*
Judi

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

You have been having so much fun. I love Donovan's drawing's. He is really good! And your tree is terrific. You have all done such a splendid job. I love that you are keeping the tree up all year. Can't wait to see what you do for Easter!