Well it's a year of change and fresh starts for me. My boys Granfolk were Irish so for the past 16 years of being a Momma I took it on myself to make this Irish holiday special for them. Leprechaun tricks, decorations and silly things to celebrate. The shenanigans went with us on many spring break holidays as well. Disneyland, Mexico, Hawaii...I always packed a few things to keep them believing in the magic.
Ridiculous little things like that have always being so fun for me as their Mom. This year they are with their Dad for dinner so I am kinda off the hook. I made green smoothies and have some green iced shamrock cookies to send with them but then my job is done. I might have to put on my green dress (I have a weakness for dresses, especially green ones!) and hit a pub for some Irish Car Bombs! lol
As I am a big sap I had to scroll back on here and look at some images from Marches past.
In Whistler at the Olympic Village construction site celebrating Liam's win in an art contest. His drawing was made into a huge stained glass window to decorate the main building.
2011...in March dressed for pirate day...not at all Irish but this photo kills me. Ry was the costume kid and always wore assorted outfits so he was thrilled to have a reason to be in his parrot suit.
2012 In Mexico...seems I don't take very many images on St. Paddy's Day but I am sharing anyways as this is one of my all time fav images of the man clan...
Sigh, I need to stop! What an emotional tangent.
All is well, and I am blessed to have a sunny morning with them and have a little outing planned.
For now I wanted to leave you with my St.Paddy's day love Pinterest board to get you in the spirit.
Even if you aren't Irish enjoy the cheer and fun traditions that surround this day.