We had a blast celebrating St Patricks Day this year. We started with the parade downtown on Saturday. Wish we would have picked a place in the sun,w e got a little chilly sitting in the shade. But the parade didn't disappoint. We didn't even stay for the whole thing since it's so long, but we got lots of beads and candy and attention (maybe because there weren't as many of us in the shade??) from bagpipers, storm troopers, stilt walkers, cool cars, princesses, and crazy clowns. After that we went to the zoo and finished off the evening at Cheesecake Factory with our buddies Yon, Melissa, and kids.
We were assigned the snack on the day they celebrated in Warren's class. So I made rainbow cookies, a rainbow fruit tray, and green popcorn (butter & honey dyed green - with salt). Then on St Patty's, we ate shamrock pancakes and met Taylor for lunch. We saw a lot of basketball players walking around downtown, but no Cougars. Bummer. But we got ice cream and cookies, so that was nice.
Photo taken by Warren and is completely out of order.
waiting around and saving spots
should I submit this to awkward family photo?
(BJ Howie & Erica are radio DJs that hook you up with beads if you make a sign.) So I made 8 of them for all the kiddos in our little group. Used my laminator - thanks mom. They worked like a charm - our kids got lots of beads and made out with candy like it was Halloween.
Our friend, Dave, got to be a storm trooper. The snow kind. Or something like that. My boys could tell you. Warren got into an argument at preschool today over whether or not Darth Vader (pictured below) saved Luke or not. He was right, DV does sacrifice himself for Luke, but that's no reason to be jerky about it to your friends, kid. This obsession of his colors way too many areas of his/my life.
Exhausted after our family fun day!
Leftover dough makes tie-dye butterflies
Cami is definitely a charmer
People like to comment on my babies' red hair. Especially on St Patricks Day. My cute little leprechauns.
So now you know...