Thursday, February 19, 2009

Getting Ready for some Lucky Green Fun

For as long as I can remember, St. Patrick's Day has received the same 'gotta get ready for it' commotion that any other holiday has.

Growing up it was always a must to have your St. Patrick's Day outfit picked out. I am certain we ate corned beef and cabbage and all that goes with it.

In fact as I got older and started having my own children I felt like I would be letting my own family down if I didn't teach my children to honor the holiday with great excitement.

So, today Cali and I got things started. She wanted to 'do' something. I dug out an old hotplate I found at a garage sale a few years ago. (We only use this for crafts) I warmed it up and gave her a box of crayons. We made stained glass shamrocks. I know I've done this with her before but I guess it's been a while.

She really had fun although she wanted to make pictures rather than filling up space. Either way, they're cute enough. It's a good start.

Is St. Patrick's Day a big deal at your house?


Kimara@weefolkart said...

With a last name of McCombs you would figure it would have to be, right??! Funny thing is my husband was Irish (I am 100% Polish) but he never celebrated St. Pat's at all! I brought corned beef and cabbage, and all the trimmings into his life! Plus my children went to St. Patricks school, so you can imagine how it spilled over! (One of their classmate's father brought green bagels to the school for everyone on St. Patricks day breakfast!)

Do love the stained glass shamrocks! Tell Cali she did a wonderful job!

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

My Grandma is an Ailey, once married to a Ewing. I would have to say she is the number one reason I make a big deal out of it now. She is VERY proud of every Irish bit of herself. She is nearly 80 and I think I make the most of the holiday with my kids in honor of all that she is and has ever been to me. My Dad is very proud of his heritage as well. It is really a big deal 'round here. But, my kids still won't eat the corned beef. :)

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Gosh, I forgot to ask where in the heck one would find green bagels. I wish I knew!!!!

Kimara@weefolkart said...

I have never seen green bagels after their days at St. Pats. One of the fathers was a food distributor and I KNOW that my increased sensibilities to food additives would make me cringe today! NOTHING that green can possibly be good for you! LOL there's probably still green residue left in their stomaches!

jennwa said...

Those shamrock are adorable. That is a great St. Patrick's Day project.

Thanks for linking.

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Yes, I am sure you are right but it would be fun to see.
Maybe some slightly tinted green butter. :) Or mint jelly. Oh gosh, I've got it going on now. I think I will have to do another muffin tin school lunch! :)

shopannies said...

thanks for the ideas i have a large picture window that we keep decorated

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Isn't it funny how those 'old school' ideas come back around and when they do, you're like, gosh I should have thought of that. :) I haven't done it in a long time but even my older two are having fun with it. It was nice to hear from you. I stopped by your blog to and will again soon.
Take care.