Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Are you wearing your green?

March 17 has become quite the major holiday around here. The boys look forward to it as soon as Christmas is over, counting down the days. This morning Eldest woke me up at 4 a.m. -- Littlest's coughing had woken him up and he was too excited to go back to sleep!

The Big Question: Had the Leprechaun come yet?!


Well, who else leaves green footprints in a trail to a pot of gold?!


The kids had their annual Irish jig contest... with a little bit of breakdancing?? thrown in.


Then we had our own St. Patrick's Day parade with the neighborhood homeschoolers...


How did we so lucky as to live down the street from our favorite local bakery? The second big question of the day: Rainbow or Shamrock?





Back home to play with green playdough.



And then lessons in leprechaun tracking....



No leprechaun. But we did find Papa's plum tree in bloom...



I hope you're enjoying the day, too!
"For six long years Patrick served his master, Michu, diligently and well, for all this time he was learning also to serve God. With that love in his heart, he learned to care for all helpless things, and to see what was beautiful in common things around. Years afterwards, when he was a great teacher and the heathen priests scoffed at his teaching, and asked how he could explain the Trinity "Three Persons in One God," Patrick stooped down and plucked a leaf of the little green shamrock, which had taught him one of his lessons on the lonely hillside, and, showing its three leaves in one, gave a simple illustration of the great Mystery."
--from "St. Patrick," Our Island Saints by Amy Steedman

8 comments:

Lauri said...

what fabulous pictures!!!!!!! thanks for the fun suggestion to walk to the bakery!!

Arlenkern74 said...

How lovely , little leprachaun feet , what a brilliant idea x

Catherine Anne said...

I love it all

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Wow! Looks like you had a fabulous St.Patty's Day. I wish I'd felt better so I could have enjoyed all the celebrating. Everyone looks so festive in all that green.

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

I never knew that about St. Patrick. So cool, thanks for sharing.
Just found your blog, trying to make a list of homeschool mommas out there, so we can all glean knowledge from one another.
Many Blessings,
Molly

Naturalearthfarm said...

Oh you are such a fun Mama! Your family looks fabulous.
Warm wishes and joy, Tonya

Phyllis said...

What a super fun day!
-Phyllis

sarah in the woods said...

So fun! I'm inspired to do better next year.

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