Last week Teagan brought me home some shiny shamrocks as a present, because I wasn’t feeling well.
Today, we sent the girls off to day care with shamrocks on their cheeks. They were so excited! We had put them on before the St. Patrick’s day Shamrock run which NayNay and PopPop ran in. The run was followed by a parade. Yay! Both girls were happy to cheer on the runners, and then settle in for the parade. They are fans of firetrucks and bagpipes. Lots of the floats and marchers threw candy and snacks at the onlookers. That’s also a big draw.
Stu didn’t get to stay around for the parade, unfortunately. He had to get back home and work. But the girls were mostly good, and LaLa, PopPop and NayNay were lots of help.
The girls missed him, and couldn’t wait to tell him about the race, the firetrucks and the bad man who threw half a cookie at them. A crazy, drunk man dressed up as St. Patrick on a float for a bar.
Today, they got to wear their shamrock shirts – wear green day at day care! – and Teagan came home with a green derby. And she found gold (chocolate) coins at the end of the rainbow!
Also, her bruise is turning a lovely shade of green.
Ashlin got some tomato sauce on her face, and looked like a back up singer for Adam Ant. She had a good day, though didn’t get gold coins. She said the leprechaun didn’t visit her room, though there was some talk of a rainbow…
Ashlin got some tomato sauce on her face, and looked like a back up singer from Adam Ant
Wishing you always…
Walls for the wind,
A roof for the rain
And tea beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick with Serpent
Teagan loved watching the rebroadcast of the parades today. She started trying to dance along with the step dancers when they came on. Shame that there isn’t a dance school close by, but we can work on that. Ashlin started getting down to some of the fiddle music too. Irish stew and home made soda bread for dinner tomorrow! Yay!
May you have all the happiness
and luck that life can hold—
And at the end of all your rainbows
may you find a pot of gold.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all! Someone needs to have a whiskey for me! Stu and I went to the New Haven parade on Sunday – a little late and with some parking issues – and followed it up with a corned beef sandwich at Tommy Sullivan’s in Branford. There was so much corned beef in the sandwich that I ended up taking home enough to make TWO more! I might even swing past Bill’s later today for some more corned beef. Bill’s is really teh best! Maybe they’ll let me dash in, get a to go dinner, and dash out…
I haven’t had a chance to go through the pictures that I took, hoping a few turn out ok… They’ll be up on flickr soon!
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!
This site has quite a few sayings… always fun reading … makes me remember, and miss, my grandma :*)