Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day at our house

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? We have a few little traditions, that I thought I'd share with you here.

I like to start the day reading a couple of just for fun children's books:
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(Out of Print~ check your library)

After that we had surprise green cereal (with a couple of drops of food coloring in the bowl, underneath the  cereal~ fun to add the milk)

Eldest put together this new cover photo for her facebook page:


Next we made green smoothies~ this year we used frozen kale and spinach for the green, a banana, 2 Tbs chia seeds pre-soaked soaked in milk, frozen mango, frozen pineapple, and a splash of vanilla. Yum!

On to more faith-based celebration~ This lovely song ends with a recitation of St. Patrick's Shield: (Slightly different translation in the song)
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.




and on to Veggie Tales' retelling of the story of St. Patrick (Which can be found as a "short" on Sumo Of The Opera if you want to own it yourself~ in the meantime check out this youtube upload).


Now we need to make a treat for the open house at Eldest's Irish Step Dance Studio, and put her hair up for her performance this evening~

Then we'll be home to eat... and finish the day with a homemade "Shamrock Shake" (Mint chocolate ice cream shake, with ice cream from our favorite local dairy!)

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!

Feel free to comment and/or link to your Irish celebrations in the comments~ I'd love to hear what you've done!

Blessings~



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