Thursday, March 17, 2011

I love St. Patrick's Day

I love St. Patrick's Day. For the most part it remains untainted by Hallmark. Through reading blogs this year I learned that apparently it is en vogue for the kids to make leprechaun traps (or is this an old tradition that I just somehow missed out on?) Even though we in America don't really know what we are celebrating, I love that for one holiday we embrace Ireland, wearing green and bad brogue. There is nothing like eating corned beef and cabbage, drinking Guinness and celebrating little green men search for gold. Even though we are technically celebrating a Catholic dude, on this day we forget about the religion and the politics of it all and just have a good time.

My two best St. Patrick's day celebrations ocurred in Spain in 2003 and 2008. Guinness knows how to celebrate... by sending hats to the bars. Here we are celebrating in Spain in 2008. Please pretend you don't see my second chin. From left to right: Spanish friend Cristina, brother Ryan, sister Cristina, me.

Today I dug out the ol' hats and let the girls try them on:

Happy St. Patrick's day from my little leprechauns!


  1. Best picture ever! Our little Galway girls love St. Paddy's Day.

  2. I love it! That's an awesome picture.

  3. Adorable pic of the girls. I can't wait until they are making their own traps for the little leprechaun buggers! Apparently Jamie was not satisfied with the response she received from hers. She came home from school with the notion that they had a second chance at catching one. So last night she left a new note with more specific instructions on what she expected from her Leprechaun LOL.