Friday, March 25, 2011

Kiss me, I'm Irish!

Well,not really but everyone's Irish on Saint Patrick's Day! We haven't always made a big deal out of this holiday. We wear green and maybe add some green food coloring to our food. This year Daisey learned about Saint Patrick in school. She came home and told us all about how Saint Patrick was a priest who used the shamrock to teach the Irish people about the Trinity. You can read more about him here
Anyway, the kids got really excited about Saint Patrick's Day.
We ate green foods.
Green eggs and ham with green blueberry muffins and green orange juice.

A leprechaun man sandwich with a cucumber tie and lemonhead "gold", grapes, pretzels, cheese shamrocks, a shamrock cookie and green bug juice.

Green cheesy chicken and broccoli rice casserole, biscuits,green pears and green milk.

AND rainbow jello!

I made some crafty green things.

Then,of course Maggie had to make some green crafts too.

You can expect to see more mantel display pics, as Maggie insists on it. "Take a picture of the fireplace with ME in it Mom!" Isn't she a cute little Vanna White?
I also made some girly shamrock bows for my girls, although Daisey ended up wearing a springy headband and Maggie only wore her's for half the day. Still, they were fun to make and I framed a couple for decoration.

Daisey wanted to do a Saint Patrick's Day craft so she googled it and came up with this hand print rainbow. It turned out really cute!

Now, last but not least, how cute are MY little leprechauns?

Isaac asked him if I'd make him a green beanie to wear on Saint Patrick's Day. I showed him a picture of a pattern I had for one. It had a felt shamrock sewn on it and I thought it would be cute for my little boy to wear. He took one look at it and said, "Um, ok Mom. But, how about without the clover thing? Do you know how old I am?" Haha! I guess he's growing up!


Shirley said...

They are so stinking cute!!!!! You did so much this year! I think that these little holidays are just a fun excuse to be creative. I can't wait until next year when Ryan actually knows what color green is. :)

nate_clarlaw said...

Love the kiddos, love the decor, love everything!! Thanks for hanging out with us tonight, we had a great time!!

Eric and Brynn said...

You are too cute! When do you have the time to do all the awesome holiday crafts, foods, decorations, and kid attire? I love it! You are Super mom!

D.I.M. Incorporated said...

Oh gosh! I'm surely not Super Mom! But, I do have "me time" after they go to bed and Mags and I do a lot of crafts and things during the day. Thanks though! :)