Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


When I realized St. Patrick’s Day was on Sunday, I looked for Easter dresses with green in them. They can wear them again for Easter in a couple of weeks.


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Saturday morning the girls woke up to some “leprechaun gold” and a new St. Patrick’s day shirt in their shoes. Sandy wore her shirt, Abby refused. I said, “Don’t you think the leprechauns will be disappointed you don’t want to wear your shirt?” Abby’s reply? “But the Easter bunny loves my dress!”


We’ve been doing some fun things to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day, like these rainbow cupcakes:


We frosted them with cream cheese - whipped cream clouds that were amazing! We made layered rainbow jello that turned out amazing but doesn’t show up in the pictures.


We also made rainbow bread. _IMG_7506


It was an absolute disaster – food coloring, flour and bread dough everywhere.



We had more food coloring on our hands than on the bread:



And it didn’t turn out quite like the picture on Pinterest. I used the wilton gel colors and I think I should have used liquid food coloring. But the girls thought it was pretty amazing!


Sandy’s preschool learned about pets a couple of weeks ago. She came home insisting she had to take a pet to school and we needed to go to the pet store and get a puppy. A call to her teacher confirmed there was certainly no such expectation, but if a parent wanted to bring a pet into class, they could. We were debating what to do when Sandy’s primary teacher gave her a purple plastic fish. She begged to take that. So, a freezer jam full of water and a plastic fish and she was ready to go:



She took it to preschool and was thrilled. She’s carried it everywhere with her since. Every night, she transfers it to a smaller container so she can clean out her fish bowl. She’s quite a responsible pet owner!


We’ve been growing grass in Easter baskets:



This is the grass from a couple of weeks, it is growing really good now. I’ll have to take an updated picture.



We' have had beautiful spring weather this month! Here’s a picture of the girls swinging in the backyard. It’s been such a cold winter, that 50s or 60s feel awesome. So awesome, the girls keep asking questions like, “Can we run through the sprinklers? Can I wear my swimsuit outside? Why do I have to wear shoes?” If our Arizona cousins were here, I bet they’d be wearing jackets and my kids think they should be running through sprinklers!



We decided to do another swap package like we did at Christmas time. This time we are swapping with a family in Greece. Here is the package we sent them:


Marshmallow peeps, grow your own snow kit, a book about salt lake, Jello (with a Jello salad recipe), honey (with a honey butter recipe), fry sauce, and salt water taffy. Hope they enjoy it!

1 comment:

AJ said...

Wow, how awesome are you to attempt so many rainbow food activities. And your girls look darling in their dresses.