March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Whatcha doing today?

We are...

listening to some streaming Irish music and drinking minty green hot chocolate. Last night, I tinted the milk green so when the kids had cereal this morning, they were a bit surprised. I will say, though, that cheerios floating in green milk don't look all the appetizing. But we salvaged it by warming it up, stirring in some hot chocolate mix and flavoring it with peppermint extract. I had planned on making shamrock shakes, but didn't have any vanilla icecream in the freezer (and I'm not one to load up 4 active kids and go to the store for icecream--even if it is for a tasty treat :) ).

The girls also copied an Irish Blessing in the their books and learned to draw shamrocks.

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

And that's the prayer for all of our friends today! :)

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