However, the school makes a bit of a big deal about it so both kids came home this week super excited about St. Patrick's day. i had no real plans to do anything special, but did agree to make green pancakes. :)
i even attempted to make them shamrock shaped. :) In order to get myself into the mood, i put The Dropkick Murphys station on Pandora. :) If you are a fan of Irish punk, this station is awesome! It plays lots of Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, The Young Dubliners, Blaggards, and the Tossers. Good Stuff. :) Sure to get your feet moving and make you feel a bit Irish.
We spent the whole day outside! Lots of swinging, hula hooping and playing. My boy is getting a bit too old to like having his picture taken. hee hee.
Both of my kids can totally rock a hula hoop! :)
i think Sage has been feeling nature deprived. She was so happy to spend the entire day outside, looking for leprechauns, running, jumping and rolling in the grass. Even though our winter was pretty mild, we have all been ready for spring! It feels so good to be out in the sunshine, with flower popping up everywhere, our Nanking cherry is in full bloom, and the peaches are begining to bud. It truly was a glorious day to be outside!
My only other contribution to St. Patty's day was a rainbow cake! If i'd put a little thought into it, i would have purchased some chocolate coins to decorate it with...but it was totally spontaneous and too late to run to the store. No speeches on the horrendous amount of food coloring in this...lol. We only do these once or twice a year. ;)
We ended our day eating dinner outside around a Bonfire. This was our first bonfire of the year. im already dreaming about spring/summertime, dinners outside, playing till dark, chasing fireflies and playing in the creek.
St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. ~Adrienne Cook