Sunday, March 18, 2012

Luck o' the Irish

The leprechauns didn't have as much time to make mischief in our house before St. Patrick's Day as they usually do, due to Annie coming down with the flu the night of the 16th.  It was kind of a long and restless night, so Ryan and I didn't jump out of bed Saturday morning.  Maddie and Annie crawled in bed with us, which was fine by me.  Until Maddie started throwing up.  So a lot of yesterday looked like this:
(Complete with the "barf bowl.")
And this:
Grandma and Grandpa "Skyped" with us in the later morning hours so Emma and Elizabeth could tell about what those silly leprechauns did.

We had green banana pancakes, which Elizabeth helped make and flip.  Elizabeth loved using the green milk to help color the pancakes.  Originally Elizabeth wanted green eggs and ham, but since I was fresh out of green ham (or ham of any color), we had green pancakes.
We made whoopie pies with green mint frosting the day before St. Patrick's Day, so we were able to enjoy them in spite of mom's lack of energy that day.  Yum! 
I did make corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and Irish Soda Bread for dinner.  The Irish Soda Bread recipe was courtesy of Pinterest and pinned here.  Emma very proudly made her first dessert all by herself, which was a chocolate pudding pie in a pre-made Oreo crust.  It was good!
Annie spent pretty much the whole day resting.  At about 3 o'clock Maddie started feeling better and sat at the table with us to eat dinner at dinner time.  Unfortunately it was short-lived, and we stayed up until 11 pm with her, dealing with dinner's reappearance.  While that was going on, Ryan and I tuned into the PBS Create channel and watched Ireland travel shows.
While yesterday may not have quite the Saturday I was hoping for, I still feel pretty lucky.  We spent the day as a family and I got to hold my usually very squirmy and active 3-year-olds for long periods of time.  I really enjoyed the cuddles.  I also got to read a Magic Tree House book with Elizabeth, and listened to Emma and Elizabeth practice the song they are learning in Primary for Easter.  Life is good.

1 comment:

The A Team Mom said...

I think your family has had MORE than your fair share of the sickies this year! I hope they stay away for a long time now!