Tuesday, March 17, 2009

On a leprechaun hunt. Sharing the St. Pat's Day love.

Do you have your green on today?  Well we do. 


After we got our green on we went for a leprechaun hunt. Went to the first green hill we could find because that seemed like a logical place to start (not easy to find in the desert) .  No luck there but then we soon spotted something else that was green.  Wait a second did we find what we were looking for....


My girls thought that they had finally found their leprechaun but turned out that all they had on their hands was just a really big  Ogre.  Moving onward...


Hey wait is that our leprechaun sitting on the corner? Kind of looks like Dizzy the landmark & legend to our city but this time he's wearing a green hat.  If you are my husband stop reading right now.  I took the below picture from car window but it that wasn't good enough for the girls so then...


I warned you hubby. So then I flipped a U-eeee and let the girls get out to meet the Dizzers.  You see every time we drive by and they see Robert aka "Dizzy" dancing around and singing the girls want to stop and talk to him. Well today I caved (must have been the color coordinated green shoe laces to go with the big green hat) and yep we pulled over and got out of our car to wish Dizzy a happy St. Patricks Day in person. He was so much fun and even got the girls to raise their arms for Jesus. Dizzy didn't have a pot of gold but I'm pretty sure he didn't care. He probably thinks his riches are in Heaven anyway. If anybody else wants to talk to him do not fear he is really nice and welcomes it and is not as crazy as he looks and really has some great stories.  He even prefers to be called by his real name. Thanks Robert for making my girls day.


Surely if we make cookies for the leprechauns they will finally show up and probably with a very LARGE pot of gold.  If for some reason they are still a no show then the cookies still have to disappear if you know what I mean. Darn.

Wonder if Dizzy has been to the Easter Pageant?  Just wondering.

14 comments:

The Harris Family Daily Chat said...

I'm dying that you let the girls out to visit with dizzy. What a legend. I wonder how old he is. I bet he would be fun to sit a listen to for a few hours.
I love your st. patty's day hunt!

onehm said...

FUN! You are the most fun mom ever! LOVE your green and I am totally in awe that you stopped and talked wit Dizzy. My kiddos love him too!

debra said...

LOVE the photos!

Niki {A*Lovely*Lifestyle} said...

lol!!

ooh, i love this post!

you are so fun!

sherry said...

First of all- your girls look adorable in their St. Patty's finery. Adorable. Secondly- I am amazed that dizzy is still kickin'! He was around when we were kids! Not that we are old....;)

Stacey Crewse said...

Wow what a day! I totally missed all the fun! And Dizzy-he's still alive?!! It's a miracle! Haha! Got your message, worked all day in casa grande.....anyhow next time you are feeling super adventurous call me I'd love to be soooo wild like you! What a fun mama you are!!

Annie said...

Are you serious? Photo op with Dizzy? You are definitely living on the wild side now. You truly made the extra effort on this one...I give you your props.

momof3girls said...

Wow! It looks like you all know how to celebrate St. Patty's day! Your girls looked lovely in their green!

twin2trip said...

Annie, seriously we didn't have to work hard for this one. Actually wasn't even planning on getting out of the car to hang with Dizzy or Shrek. We were just on our way back from the store and Shrek and Dizzy were right by each other there on the corner of Stapley & Main and I guess I just got carried away. The girls beg to talk to Dizzy every time they see him anyway. Plus I wanted to see what it would be like to talk to Dizzy...I mean really what makes him tick anyway. He really was a cool guy. He is fully aware what people may think of him but he just doesn't care.

I did get to ask him a few questions and that was fun. When I first approached him the first thing that came out of my mouth was, "Is your name really Dizzy". I told him that's what I had heard anyway but I wanted to find out for myself in person.

Anyway good times!

Kind of funny because Maile kept putting her hand on me and saying, "God bless you". She totally got that from the dizzmeister.

Mike and Debbie said...

I am not at all surprised that you would actually be the one to stop and talk to Dizzy. You have always been such a people person. What I am surprised about is that you were still awake and able to be mobile with the horrible nights rest that you got the night before.

Rhonda said...

How cute are you? Seriously?!! You are the mom I wanna be when I grow up! What fun you guys have been having!
Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like it was a great one!
...Dizzy is the coolest & nicest guy & I can't believe he's still around! & I did know his real name was Robert...

Mary said...

haha! That is probably the funniest thing I have heard all day! I'm glad someone has had the guts to go talk to Dizzy and can reassure me that he's not that crazy b/c I've always wanted to talk to him too! I think I would get really nervous to talk to him though...he's just so popular!!

The Harris Family Daily Chat said...

hey friend. what is the name of the place you went to eat for your b-day? It looked fun.

Mimi said...

What a crack up! I can't believe you stopped and met "Dizzy". Love all the fun stuff you do with your kiddos. Can't wait to see my goodies you drop off! Thanks in advance!