Thursday, March 22, 2012

St. Patrick's Day 2012

St. Patrick's Day was really a fun day for us this year.  Blake and I started the day before by making a Simple Irish Soda Bread.  I didn't happen to have any buttermilk so I just used regular milk, which made the dough a bit thin, but it still turned out tasty!  (Especially toasted with butter on top!!)  We didn't make any more Irish food besides the bread, but we did have Lucky Charms and Lofthouse Sugar Cookies (decorated for St. Pat's day) to help us celebrate :-) 
I also did a little decorating using projects the kids and I made previous year. I even got a little extra creative and used many of the necklaces/beads from past parades to decorate our light fixture :-)
Of course, the Leprechaun had to come and hide his pot of gold in our house again this year.  He left numbered clues for the kids like in the past.  Once they found all the clues, put them in numercial order and turned them over, they discovered where the pot of gold was....
In the toaser!  The Leprechaun even thought to unplug it first just to be safe. :-)
We made a couple craft projects as well.  The kids LOVED doing them and giggled the whole time their hands were being painted because it tickled :-)
I think these are adorable!  The kids even drew their own faces once the paint was dry. :-)
The last thing we did for St. Patrick's day was go to the local parade.  We were surprised to see that my nieces were in it!  They were walking for the local Irish shop and dressed super cute!  I had forgotten my camera, but my nieces' mom had hers' and took a picture of the cousins together...I borrowed the picture from facebook. :-)
This was definitely a memorable St. Patrick's day.  Besides the fun times I mentioned, the weather was great  (and still is...over 30 degrees above average lately) and Morgan played her final basketball game for the season.  The kids also got to go to their Grandma and Papa's house to stay the night.  Plus their 3rd cousins were up from Virginia so they were able to play with them too!

4 comments:

Nancy M. said...

How fun! Love all the activities y'all did for St. Patty's Day. Especially the Leprechaun one!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh girl you did so much better than me. I had big plans but totally got busy with work ... lol

I'm loving all the crafts you did. I love the faces they drew too!

In the toaster how cleaver!

Next year I'll be so much better!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I believe you just have to add vinegar or lemon to your milk when you don't have buttermilk on hand. The bread looks delicious. You always do so many cute things!
So glad it was a fun time for you and your children.

Full Time Mama said...

LOVE those crafts!! The handprint clover is my favorite. =)

I've never made Irish Soda Bread before... I may have to try it! =)