S is for Saints, Shamrocks and Six Smiling Sweeties!
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day ~ March 17, 2010
~ Breakfast ~
My children insist on Lucky Charms for breakfast every year…
~ Reading Favorite Picture Books ~
We started reading books about St. Patrick on Monday so we would have time to get to them all!
We’ve also been enjoying the CD’s that came with this book all week, including on the way to and from town for our St. Patrick’s Day party.
~ Coloring Pages ~
~ Afternoon Saints Party with our Homeschool Group ~
We had a Potluck lunch with quite a few of the families in our Homeschool Group. Each family brought a display for a Saint of their choice as well as coordinating crafts and/or coloring pages. Our family choose St. Joseph. I will try to post some pictures of the displays a little later. My children had so much fun seeing all their friends!
~ Dinner ~
I had plans to make our Irish Beef and Guinness Stew and Irish Soda Bread, but I didn’t have the energy after spending all afternoon in town. We’ll have it either tonight or on Saturday. Instead I made some quick and easy Shamrock
Toasties Pizzas. (Snuggles is the only one who won’t eat the peppers.) Inspired by Charlotte, we made a last minute Irish Flag with cucumbers, mozzarella and baby carrots. (Using the only things I could find in my fridge that were green, white and orange.)
~ A Few More Pictures ~
We searched for Shamrocks outside…
… and, just before my camera battery died, I got a quick picture of all six!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.