Friday, March 17, 2006


Happy St. Patrick's Day! Abbey's preschool class celebrated St. Patrick's day yesterday and she was so excited when I picked her up. Apparently a leprechaun visited her classroom and left them tiny shamrock sequins (she saved them for my "crapbook"...translated scrapbook) and gold candy coins. They didn't see the leprechaun though...he must have come while they were gone to chapel. Her teacher told them to be on the lookout for the leprechaun. He might even visit them at home. She took those words to heart and had her eye out for that leprechaun for the remainder of yesterday. She even set a trap for him in our den floor. The trap involved pulling out every single dvd we own and arranging them in a grid-like pattern on the floor. So funny. She found one of those shamrock sequins this morning and her eyes got so big when she told me that he WAS HERE!!! I think she was upset that I made her pick up the "trap" she set. Oh to be a kid again!!!

St. Patrick's Day isn't one of those holidays that we go all out for. I have some friends who think it's fun to make a green meal for their family--green mashed potatoes, green meatloaf, etc. Last year we ate a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage with some friends...along with green jello and green beans and green rice krispie treats for dessert. I think John was disappointed that's not on the menu for tonight...our kids, however, are pretty okay to stick with pizza. I just hope you enjoy the day regardless of how you celebrate.

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