There is no better way to kick off our family’s St. Paddy’s Day festivities than to watch our precious Irish Dancing Lass in a small town parade.
“Luck o’ the Irish!”
It’s Sunday and the dining room table is set for the High Holy Feast.
St. Patrick’s Cross, a gift from a former boss, purchased for us on one of her trips home to the Old Sod. Here’s a photo of the real deal.
We purchased all the flags, bunting, and stand up four leaf clovers from Oriental Trading for Dimples’ Irish Dance Birthday Party last June.
This is quite possibly the cutest book I’ve ever seen, given to Social Butterfly by her grandmother as a Baptism gift…
I’m going to try this recipe from Design Mom tomorrow. Corned Beef is so difficult to prepare properly, so we’ll see.
The principal of our school just left an automated message that school will be closed tomorrow due to the snow. *Sigh*
I’m thinking an Irish Coffee is in order tomorrow morning. And perhaps tomorrow afternoon.
And I suppose I’ll have a lot more time to read all of my favorite St. Paddy’s Day books to the little ones since they’ll be home all day. Here’s the list:
SAINT PATRICK’S DAY
Favorite Celtic Fairytales by Joseph Jacobs
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie DePaola
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie DePaola
Brigid’s Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story by Bryce Milligan
The Blackbird’s Nest: Saint Kevin of Ireland by Jenny Schroedel
St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons
St. Patrick’s Day Alphabet by Beverly Barras Vidrine
St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by Jan Brett
I’m also going to catch up on my dear friend Michaela’s blog. Please, go check it out! It is chock full of gorgeous pictures taken by Michaela as she and her three children spend a year living in Dublin. You don’t want to miss this blog! I have learned so much about Ireland and Irish culture by keeping up with Michaela’s travels.
And if you’ve never read it before, please, read the Lorica of St. Patrick. It is a beautiful, beautiful prayer.
“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.”