Thursday, March 17, 2011

Our St. Patty's Day

We started out the morning with green shamrock pancakes.

Since the kids didn't seem to understand what St. Patrick's Day was about, their papi drilled me with questions like: Who's St. Patrick? (a man who told the Druids about Jesus) Who are the Druids (people who didn't know about Jesus) What is the shamrock for? (st. patrick explained the trinity to the druids by showing how there's three parts to one God, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit)

How on earth do you explain St. Patrick's Day to a 3 and 4 year old? This was the best I could do.

Then they spent some time watching Shaun the Sheep... it's as close to Irish as we could get this morning.

Then we spent some time with our cousins and friends at the park-- it was really nice to see everyone and enjoy the weather.

Thank you, ladies (and kids) for your time. We love you all!
Note to self: If you insist on making your children wear green on St. Patrick's in the future, don't take your kids to the park because you'll never be able to quickly identify them in the sea of green t-shirts. "Oh! There he is... nope, nevermind. Oh! There's Eliana. Nuh-uh, not her." You live and you learn, right?

Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! I'm spending this evening with my wonderful cousins before they leave for the DR and then I get to watch another of my talented cousins dance.  (I'm told she's even better than the sheep!)

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Green pancake shamrocks! man, I did that last year and totally forgot this year!!
I think you did a mighty fine job explaining to kids that age!

Ha!-- green shirts at the park. Yep, we did that today, too. Thankfully, we were the ONLY ones at that park today, so it worked out okay. I'll have 6 kids with me at the park tomorrow, and I plan to make them all wear orange. What are the chances that everyone would wear orange tomorrow? ;)

Great pictures!