March 18, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Fun

I love St. Patrick's Day.  It's not like Christmas, where there's a lot to do, a lot of tradition, etc.  For most people, it's an excuse to drink and make people kiss you for some reason.
I love so much about Ireland.  I love Irish folk songs, even though most of them are Irish drinking songs.  :)  I love the beautiful rolling hills.  I love the accent.  I love that my great-grandpa immigrated from there.  I love that I have that heritage.  And I love wearing green because it brings out the green in my eyes and the red in my hair.  Ahem.
Anyway, so we had a fun St. Patrick's Day.  The weather was BEAUTIFUL and Mike's dad came to visit.  We ate corned beef and cabbage for dinner with thin mint ice cream for dessert.  Emily gnawed on a carrot and looked adorable.  Andrew ate peanut butter.  :)  Mike and I listened to the Irish Descendants  and The Clancy Brothers while doing the dishes.  Then somehow we made up stupid dances and laughed like crazy.  (Click on the names of the band to hear a couple of their songs.)  Mike's dad bought hummus, baklava, Turkish delight, and a peach drink from the Olive Cafe here in town.  Not exactly Irish, but mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!  We're kind of obsessed with hummus around here lately, and this one knocked our socks off.  Hope you all had a fun day!
Me.  I don't think I neccesarily needed a caption there.

Andrew ate green eggs and "ham" for breakfast.  He loves that book, but wouldn't eat the ham, so he pretended these banana slices were ham.  Turns out putting food coloring on slimy stuff makes it come off easily.  Andrew was our little leprachaun, covered in green dye all day. :)

Emily acts like you're killing her if you try to get her to eat Cheerios or small pieces of food.  If you give her a hunk of banana or cooked carrot, however, she will gnaw on it and eat it all.  Here she is covered in banana and peas (her favorite food).  She doesn't have any teeth yet, so she mostly just eats baby food still.  Good grief she's cute.

Daddy and Emmie at the park.  I loved her pants.  She looked like a little leprachaun.

Not an awesome picture of me, but this is at the park right before we went down the slide.

Emily's first time on the swing.  She's so tiny. 

Daddy and Andrew matched!  (Andrew's wearing a Lucky Charms shirt.)  Here's Mike with his kids. 

These pictures were taken with my camera, so they're pretty grainy, but here's Em enjoying the swing!

1 comment:

Lori said...

We totally thought of you guys on St. Patrick's day! Sounds like you had fun.