Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Being of Irish descent... we tend to go all out on St. Patrick's Day. A couple years ago we threw a huge St. Patrick's Day party at our place with kids and parents in tow. Everyone had a blast. It reminded me of the great 4th of July parties we used to go to at the Stollers every year. As a kid we'd run around playing with a bunch of kids, swimming and eating the red, white and blue ice cream. I'm sure the adults enjoyed a special beverage or two, there was croquet and just a ton of fun. So I wanted to recreate a family fun party for everyone... juice boxes for the kids and beers for the parents!

We got thrown out of the circuit while I was pregnant and then surviving the infant stage, but I think we'll have to bring it back next year. I'm a big believer in hosting an annual party, where friends continue to come year after year. I used to do this in San Francisco for my friends and I want to continue the tradition, family style now that we have kids. So clear your calendars for next year!

While we aren't throwing the green party this year, we are still celebrating. We started our day out with these:

Last night, Dean helped Natalie make her Leprechan trap for school. I think they did a great job! Kudos to daddy bringing out the crafty side.

And today Natalie was all ready for her St. Patrick's Day extravaganza at school. I must say, she is adorable, that one.

And when she gets home, I'm going to surprise the girls with homemade green shamrock shakes. What's not to love about that?

A Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Okay, so it really was yesterday... I'm a day late as usual. Natalie's kindergarten class has been reading Dr. Seuss books for the past week, making Cat in the Hat hats and the like so I decided to give green eggs and ham a try. Natalie was on to me right away "mom, this looks like spinach". So instead of answering, I said it's the same green eggs that Sam I Am eats, try it. She did and liked it. Katherine however, refused to even take a bite (like most things these days, SIGH) so she had the usual substitue: tofu w/ cinnamon sprinkled on top.

And this is the hat Natalie wore to school as well. A fun day for a great writer!