This week Family Night fell on St. Patrick’s Day!
Our lovely centerpiece:
There’s a local park that the kids have labeled “The Green Park.” So it only seemed right that we visit The Green Park for a picnic dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. On the drive to the park, we talked with the kids briefly about how St. Patrick brought the gospel of Jesus to Ireland. (We talked only briefly because my knowledge is limited to what I was able to Google today in the two spare minutes I had to do my “research.”)
I had the bright idea to make some green applesauce. I used way too much green food coloring; the kids may have a green tongue for days. Not long after the picture below was taken, Lauryn dumped her applesauce all over the quilt and all over her brand new tennis shoes.
Self-talk: Keep smilin’ mom – stained green tennis shoes aren’t the worst thing in the world.
Back at home the kids made leprechaun puppets. They were a little freaky looking. But I suppose leprechaun’s are a little freaky. So it’s all good.
While the kids waited for their turn to take a bath and get ready for bed, they played with green play-doh. I promise you that Ryan’s play-doh creations are better than mine. I can make a snake and…..well, just a snake really. Here’s Ryan’s alligator:
Lastly, we played “Hot Potato!” with a real potato. I was totally winging it trying to give the kids a short history of the Irish Potato Famine. Amazing how those history facts just keep sailin’ right on out of my brain. Making room for t-ball practice schedules and storytime finger plays I suppose.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!