17 March 2010
Calvin O'Russell made it to the Jensen house! The kids were so cute last night...it was like they were waiting for Santa Clause to come! hehe! They all woke up bright and early too...just like Christmas morning, well not really Christmas morning...because we do all the opening of gifts on Christmas Eve...but you get the picture, ya? They were all ready for school by 7am! Most mornings, they aren't even up by 7am! They noticed all the mischief that our little leprechaun left for them to find...and some that I didn't know they would attribute to him. =)
First of all, he took a whiteboard marker and wrote Happy St. Patrick's Day on their bathroom mirror and drew some shamrocks.
Then as they came up the stairs, they noticed something was off...the rug and coat tree that are usually at the top of the stairs, were moved over in front of the door. There were green shirts flung about...and he dressed one of the snowman in a green shirt! He also moved the snowman to the other side of the stairs! He moved the fake ficus to the other side of the room and he cleaned the gerbil cages and sorted the baby boys out of the tank and into the cage with Ron (their dad)! (I didn't think they would think he did this, but they were so amazed at how three of the baby gerbils were now in the other cage...they gave him credit!)
He left each us a gift at the table. Darwin got a Planet 51 dvd (little green men? haha!), I got a Princess and the Frog movie (more green characters), Brooklin got a green Laffy Taffy chapstick, Caleb got one of those "bed-of-nails" toys...everyone always puts their hands or face in them and they make a relief map type of thing...London got a Tinkerbell toy, and Isaiah got a green book. He also left us each a button with a snappy St. Patrick's Day catch phrase and each of the kids received a golden dollar!
This is so much fun! I love this family tradition that helps us remember my Grandpa Russell and lets us celebrate a small piece of our heritage.