Sunday, April 7, 2013

Catching Up: St. Patrick's Day

Oh, I have some catching up to do! I recently started having my blog posts printed and bound into books by year, and looking back on those memories has been so wonderful. I'm an avid record keeper, and I've found that I include very different things here on my blog than I do in my journal. Plus, I love having the pictures with the posts, and watching our family life over the years. So, I wanted to jump back for a quick second and include some things I didn't have time to blog about.

Around here, we do green breakfasts for St. Patrick's Day, and then I try to do something more traditionally Irish for dinner. I was rebooting, so I drank my green drink, as did the boys, but they also came down to other green deliciousness, and a note and some treats from me.

St. Patrick's Day fell on a Sunday this year, so getting everything done before church was a little trickier, but always worth it.

Love my Aiden.

Conor was so sleepy it was hard to get him to come downstairs and eat. And then he blinked right as I took each picture, but he was too irritable to keep trying, so I went with the closed-eyes and partial smile. I pick my battles.

For dinner, I made the boys an Irish Cabbage and Barley Stew, Irish Soda Bread, and ham. I had more green drink.

And since I don't know how to make food for only a few people, I advertised on Facebook  afterwards that I had a ton of soup left, and right away a friend from church was willing to come help me out. I saved enough for one more meal for us and sent her home with the rest of the soup and bread. She emailed later to let me know how much she enjoyed it, and Aiden was so happy he didn't have to eat that same meal for the next week. Win, win!

1 comment:

Luisa Perkins said...

I didn't know you were binding your blog posts! What a fun idea.