‘Ello D&Der’s! :) Hope you all had a great, fun day and didn’t get pinched too much. Some people are really sticklers for that, including me. St. Patricks Day around here started off with this:
You’ve got an ‘egg in a basket’ with a green egg and green buttered toast on the left, paired with toasted bread topped with green cream cheese on the right. Sitting pretty in the middle is the circle from the ‘basket’ toasted with a smear of green butter. Green milk. Oh, and a cantaloupe, because you’ve gotta have a mouth, and a fruit for breakfast! I was actually really proud of my St. Patricks Day breakfast. It’s the first time I’ve attempted such a thing, and I was sure that A would be absolutely thrilled! Boy was she! Not. I made breakfast and then went off to run (my 5K is on Saturday!), but left strict instructions that breakfast was to be finished! I come back home to baby back in bed watching Bob the Builder and Dad tells me that she had about three more bites and then refused to eat anymore AND said she didn’t like her milk. Blimey! Not to be deterred, we carried on with green fingernails and clovers after breakfast.
We finished off my portion (I had to work this evening) of St. Patricks day with a green lunch! Green peanut butter & jelly with green beans and yes, the rest of the green milk. Apparently Dad is not as scary (mean?!) as I am a la “Do what you’re told, child!”
We also completed a little craft that A got from Sunday school this past week. St. Patrick is (was?) the patron saint of Ireland and a Christian missionary. St. Patrick used the Shamrock to help people understand the holy trinity: the Father at the head, the Holy Spirit on the left, and Jesus Christ on the right. They are three separate persons (leaves), but one (on one stem).
So, this was my first time really doing something cool for a smaller holiday. Well, I made heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes for Valentine’s Day, so that counts I guess! What did you guys do? Any other cool ideas for little kiddos?