Thursday, March 18, 2010

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! 

Patrick: Saint of Ireland by Joyce Denham
Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert
St. Patrick's Day by Gail Gibbons
Saint Patrick by Fr. Lovasik

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! 


  1. what a darling picture of all six children. You are so blessed. Glad you had a wonderful day.

  2. I wish I would of seen Charlotte's post earlier! I would of made an Irish Flag also. It would of been wonderful to add something healthy to all the cookies and candy we had!!

  3. I wish I had thought of Lucky Charms! They are my favorite and what a great excuse! lol

    What a great day!

  4. Looks like a wonderful St. Patrick's day at your house Jessica! Darling photo of your six beauties! :)

  5. how do you organize all your abc stuff? (books, coloring pages, etc...)

  6. What fun! My children also demand Lucky Charms for breakfast on St. Pat's Day every year, and I cringe as they pick out the marshmallows to eat first. Erin Go Bragh!

  7. Dear Jessica,
    That is a precious photo of the children. I love it and it looks like you had a buy time too.
    We were exausted by the end of our celebrations.
    BTW What are lucky charms? Are they like fruit loops?
    God Bless

  8. I love the Irish flag crudites, hehe...that's a cute idea. And I love how it looks like baby Rose is right in the thick of things already. :)

  9. how fun! thanks for the ideas :) your children are just beautiful btw!!


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