Faith and Begorrah! St. Paddy’s Day is coming to an end, but not before I share some pictures of our wee folk! Elliott and Oliver were our Leprechauns, wearing hats and bow ties from the Dollar Tree. You might recognize their breeches from our Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot. Their vests are made from dyed dress shirts.
Elliott was a dapper and very cooperative Leprechaun.
Oliver was…Well, let’s just say he took getting this character “right” very seriously. By not cooperating at all. Like any self-respecting Leprechaun would. Can’t fault him for that!
Our Irish Step Dancing Princesses are wearing shoulder capes, crowns, and choker necklaces made from the leftover sleeves and collars from the boys’ dress shirt vests.
Oof! My hand still hurts from all that free-handed puff paint application. I love how the Celtic knot designs turned out, though!
Green is one of my favorite colors, but it’s probably the color least represented in our wardrobes. I should fix that! Green is tricky, though. I don’t know what it is, but it is either a color that looks amazing, or it can go terribly wrong. It has a polarizing effect on people! Are your eyes hurting, yet? I hope not, because there’s more green to come!
Starting to get into the spirit of things…
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Gettin’ their jig on…
Fun fact: I was obsessed with Riverdance as a teen. This inspired me to take a 6-week Park-n-Rec Irish Step Dance class. So, I’m pretty much an expert. (Not!)
Some close-ups of our Crown Princess. Another fun fact: Emma was born with blue eyes, but they started to turn green, a couple of years ago.
Crown and cape detail. You can read about how I made the crowns and necklaces in this post: DIY Irish Princess Crowns and Necklaces.
I’m going to call this next segment “The Many Faces of Eliza”. Emma may be the Crown Princess, by virtue of birth order, but Eliza is the reigning family comedienne.
Am I smiling enough?
We love her sparkle!
I feel like she knows something we don’t know.
Can’t get enough!
She’s got enough sass for the whole class, does our Eliza!
Speaking of mischief…
This little Leprechaun was a stinker for most of this photo shoot. Nana was a pro and got some good shots of him, anyway!
Ditched the hat.
He wanted to wear the hat when we didn’t want him to, and vice-versa. Because of course.
Where’s the village ceilidh (pronounced KAY-lee)? I’m hitchin up my britches and ready to dance!
I knew Oliver and Annika would not be “down” for this photo shoot, and seriously considered only costuming our older three. However, I HAD to go all the way. I mean, look at their hair!
Fun fact number three: Emma was born a strawberry blonde, like Oliver. However, her hair lightened during her second summer. While the current shade of her locks is quite lovely, I was rather disappointed. I LOVE red hair! So, we jokingly decided to have as many kids as it took until we produced a bonafide redhead. It looks like five might be our lucky number. Annika, we’re counting on you!
Of course, no Heminger family photo shoot would be complete without chaos and crying babies. Oliver is leading the revolt. Viva la revolucion!
Oh…oh! So close. Eliiiza. *Sigh*.
Here we have the complete opposite: Eliza is the only one looking at the camera AND with a pleasant expression.
Well, it’s a wrap! Thanks for joining us for our St. Paddy’s Day party!