luck o' the Irish

We had a festive St. Patrick's day. I actually had some energy and motivation yesterday so I tried to make the day special for the kids.

It started off with waking up to a surprise from a visitor who left his mark all over the house.
And he played a nasty trick on us by turning our milk green. Peanut would not have anything to do with the green milk and whined and cried the whole way through breakfast because she did not want to eat her mini wheats with GREEN MILK!
Our little Leprechaun's gold must have kept falling out of his pocket and since we live on the wrong side of the rainbow his gold magically changed into chocolate -yum-.St. Patrick's day is not complete without our traditional Corned beef and cabbage meal complete with green Jell-o and Irish soda bread.And the leprechaun even left me a surprise in the cupboard......a box of girl scout Somoa's, ahhh my leprechaun must love me.

It was a fun St. Patty's day. It was fun to celebrate, even though we had some friends visit straight from Ireland last summer and they said they don't really do anything special for the day and they don't eat corned beef and cabbage :( oh well, we will stick with our Americanized traditions.


Jes said...

You are such a cute mom, I forgot to get 'gold coins' and my kids kept looking all over the house for them. Finally the tricky little guy left some on the door step! I love you green milk and tiny foot steps idea...next year!

Shauna said...

You are a fun mom! I loved your ideas. Maybe this is a dumb question, but how did you do the footprints?

RLRP said...

I'm pretty impressed with your Irish Exertions there. I let my kids wear green and that was about it!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Clever! How did those footprints get there?
Love every bit of your St. Pat's Day.
What an awesome person you are.
Love you,
Sara Merrill