I hope you enjoyed all of our St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans. We have had a blast celebrating this holiday. It helps when you are actually part Irish and Pinterest gives you a bit of inspiration. That and I have wanted leprechauns to raid my house for 14 years, ever since
my co-worker T the leprechauns trashed the principal’s office. That was also the year she went back to teaching after 5 years of being with her small children. T gives me hope that I will one day find my way back to the classroom.
Some Pinterest inspiration: Rainbow and circles, Kiss Me, pot of gold cut out by a non-crafty me, rainbow in pot and leprechaun from Lucky Charms box, Large Shamrock, Lucky, 17 subway printable, and wire house from Sundance clearance. I cannot wait to decorate it for each holiday.
We have also had some lasting effects of our celebrations.
1. M is now drinking lime-flavored milk. I found some lime syrup to save on the costs and extra sugar. The first night after buying the syrup, M drank two cups for dinner and she hasn’t had two cups in one day since we lived in America. M was a massive milk drinker in the States, so her great dislike for Kiwi milk had been worrying me.
2. Z is obsessed with footprints. He notices them everywhere (it rains a lot and people here are barefoot a lot). I hate to take the green footprints down for our Easter decor. The bright side is maybe he will now do some footprint art.
3. My printer needs more green ink.
4. I really like having dates with J. We need to put a line in our budget for babysitting.
5. While doing the rainbow fruit entry, I realized I hadn’t posted the pictures from our St. Patrick’s Day meal last year. Heck, I barely posted any pictures for the month. Those are some of my most favorite pictures and I have used them for many photo projects this past year including cards and calendars. Well, March 2011 on the blog is now complete. :) Sorry for those of you who subscribe to the blog. There must have been ten entries posted that night.
6. While adding pictures to those old entries, I realized that since Hump Day of J’s year overseas occurred March 18 that we were now six month post-separation. No wonder I feel so relaxed and happy. It feels so go to be together as a family. It also reminds me that everything is truly just a moment. Soon a new moment will be here for better or worse.