Monday, March 19, 2012

Weekend Irish

St. Patrick's Day was such a beautiful day.  We woke to a very 'Irishy' mist shrouding our view off of the deck.
 One of my most vivid memories from elementary school is that of my second-grade teacher teaching us about St. Patrick's Day.  I remember she told us all about the legends/traditions surrounding the holiday, and I especially remember coming into to school that day to find all of our desks and chairs turned upside down, and little black leprechaun footprints all over the room.  Even though I knew it was just pretend, I was so excited.  It seemed so extraordinary.

I am excited to keep that up with our boys, so for the first time this year, those naughty Leprechauns turned our breakfast green on Saturday.
Jack especially excited by the green milk! He kept asking all of us to drink at the same time.

After a nice green breakfast, we dressed ourselves in green and headed into downtown York for the festivities.  There was music, dancing, food, and a parade!  Jack watched the dancers for a while...
....and then he gave it a whirl. 
Such a clown!  Speaking of clowns...these guys were excited to sport their kilts again.  People kept asking if they were playing anywhere later...I guess anyone in a kilt must be part of a Celtic band?
Jack called it 'Daddy's dresser'. After walking around town for a little while, we found a nice shady spot to watch the parade.
What was the little guy doing during the parade, you ask?  Oh..you know...
...sleepin'.  Can someone explain to me how this kid can sleep through bagpipes, but wakes up at the sound of a pin dropping overnight? 

After the parade we went home so the boys could nap, and then my Dad and Step-mom came over to watch the boys while they slept so that we could head out for a few hours for a grown-up St. Patty's Day celebration.  It was a lot of fun, although EXTREMELY crowded.  I got stepped on more times than I can remember!

 All in all, it was a really fun day, even if I realized after the fact that I didn't manage to get in a single picture with my guys! Oh well...next year!!
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3 comments:

  1. Looks like fun! I didn't know York even had a parade for St. Patty's Day.

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  2. yep! and most of the nearby places are open, like central market, mudhook, maewyns, etc. It's fine! You should check it out next year!

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  3. Fun times!!! Those pics of Jack dancing are fabulous!!! Such a funny little guy! xoxo, Oukie

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