Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Erin Go Bragh

I really don't know that much about Ireland or this holiday. Every year I refresh my memory of why it is celebrated, etc, but then I always forget. But it doesn't stop me from really liking it. I think it's fun. And I love green. Our 3rd St. Patrick's Day in North Dakota we kept with tradition and spent it with the McBride's. Their oldest son had a band concert tonight so we celebrated with them last night. During the day when I was preparing things and just hanging out with Harvey, he decided he was ready to walk for real. He was going ALL over the place. Since then he only crawls if he is too lazy to stand up on his own and then just crawls to the nearest place to pull himself up. He has stood up on his own quite a few times though. Aaaggh! I can't believe he's a little man walking around. He takes the cutest little steps.

Nikki had the house decorated so cute. She made an AMAZING stew and ceasar salad and I made some irish soda bread and deviled (avocado) eggs and a green velvet cake with cheesecake middle. It was a wonderfully delicious feast!

It was way past Harvey's bedtime when we finally made it home (only 9 but that's LATE for my 6:30pm baby). He crashed pretty quick and I couldn't help but flash a picture. He has been loving the little cream puppy for awhile. But just recently in the last few days he's been needing both right next to him when he goes to sleep. I love it.
When he woke up he got his present from the leprechaun and we had spinach pancakes (they actually tasted quite awesome and since we overdosed on green food coloring the night before with the cake, it was nice to have a natural green color. Beautiful).

 My attempts at some clovers...(the round ones were not attempts, just fyi).
Just being cute
Then we went to the pool. Man he loves that place. He actually did pretty good walking around in some deeper water. Still plenty of crawling though here. His suit did have green on it, lucky for us ;)
I stopped at by at work in all my green glory to sign my new contract (YAY for raises!!!)
Can one really have too much green??? I think not. We did try to go to the church to practice a song I'm contemplating playing in the ward talent show. Harv did not cooperate. For all the fun we had, he actually was a huge pill today. Very short fuse and lots of dramatic melt downs when things didn't go perfectly his way. Suppose the 6:30 bedtime is a good thing. We had corned beef and cabbage for dinner and clover cookies for dessert. And I even had a leprechaun visit! (Tanner accidentally got his present early because it came while I was at work and I forgot to tell him to not look or open...he got a porsche lego set).
 Until next year, St. Pat!


  1. How fun! It's awesome that you love St. Patrick's Day so much. :)

  2. Next year, can I be invited to your St. Patty's day party?? That looks awesome!