Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Luck O' the Irish
So, St. Patrick's Day is kind of a big deal in my family. My Great Grandfather Poppy is 3/4 Irish and 1/4 Cherokee. We grew up with major green celebrating, and I would like to carry on that tradition with my kids. They are old enough to get the whole thing and I think really find the magic of Leprechauns, gold, rainbows, shamrocks, etc. For breakfast a leprechaun must have snuck into our kitchen and colored all of our food green because we had green eggs, green pancakes, green milk, green butter, and bacon. Bacon is not green but I am sure it is lucky! :-) The kids got a kick out of that. Henry loved all the green things. We did green freckles, just like Leprechauns, and had shamrocks on our hands. We dressed in green spent the morning at the park came home for a picnic in the front yard where we had special rainbow gushers. We spent the day playing and doing fun games just like Leprechauns. For dinner Crissa, Dave's sister, came over for a traditional Irish meal. Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, bread with green butter, peas (not irish but green) and of course, green jello!!! For dessert we had root-beer floats in memory of my Grandpa, it was his birthday today. Such a fun day and enjoying it with kids made it even better!! Thanks mom for all the great traditions. Sorry we never ate your green breakfast.