Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Fun

Tonight, when the Irish Lullaby mixes with shadows of the night, I'll wonder if my girls will sing that "simple little ditty" to their babies as my Momma did to me.

When my big girl leans into me and looks up with whispy hair about her face and asks me to tell whatever story it is, again, her big eyes will shine just a little greener. Hearing her spin tales to her 'baby' I know that that little bit of Irish in her heart is beating hard. While most will throw on bits of green tomorrow and call it a day, I'll be talking to my littles about where they come from and why they call Mamo by that special name.
We like to start celebrating a little early around here! Food coloring and milk is the easiest way to make a party! Thanks to M-Dub for the shamrock straw topper idea. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Karen reminded me of a wall hanging, with an Irish blessing, that hung in my Grandma's house for years. It made her roar with laughter and you knew as her hair was red, that she meant it just a little too much!

"May those who love us, love us;
and those that don't love us, may God turn their hearts;
and if he doesn't turn their hearts,
may He turn their ankles that we might know them by their limping."

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Remember to find a little green in that pile of laundry tomorrow.

9 comments:

Faye Henry said...

I knew we had something in common.. grin.. I claim a wee bit of Irish..
Blessings...

LindaG said...

Haha. Wonderful post. :-)
Hope you all have a blessed weekend!

Deb said...

I just love the Irish. That saying is a hoot!

fernvalley01 said...

Love the Irish blessing! And A Happy St Patrick's day to you all

Karen said...

:-)

I'll be wearing it!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

What a simple and cute idea, green milk! Happy St. Patrick's Day.

A Prairie Girl in California said...

I love that quote!!! Made me giggle just a bit. Cute ideas for the kiddos!!!!

NaomiG said...

Bahahahaha! LOVE that quote! My husand always makes the kids colored milk. :-)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Such a cute idea! I bought the kids Lucky Charms cereal for treat and it was gone before STPDAY! lol!

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