Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Luck O' the Irish

We've always had a lot of fun with St Patrick's Day. Both my husband and I have some Irish in our background. I have just a pinch but Jay has quite a bit from his mom's side of the family.

It's also Jay's birthday today. Jay's mom once told me that having a baby born on St Patrick's Day made the family very happy.

Having some Irish blood and a birthday on St Patrick's Day meant we always celebrated this day. When our kids were little, we created a couple of naughty leprechauns that sneaked into our house and caused problems. The kids would find their underwear hanging all over in their rooms. When they asked for a drink, the water in the glass would be green (thanks to a drop of green food coloring in the bottom of the glass the night before) The leprechauns would steal jewelry, drawn green shamrocks on the kids faces as they slept, make the dog bark and leave little card with funny rhymes in them for the kids to find along with gold candy coins. The leprechauns called themselves Shamrock Pete and Shawn-Shawn the Leprechaun.

Jay's birthday celebration always involves corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and a minty chocolate cake with minty green cool whip topping.

I just consider it a bit of Luck O' the Irish that I found such a wonderful guy.

Happy Birthday Jay!


Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Merry Mary, Your Mom sent me the link to your blog. I have enjoyed reading it! I also have a blogspot blog, and a blogspot photo blog..and the area voices one. Area voices and blogspot are exactly the same as I am NOT wonder writer. The photo blog I do for fun! I will be back to read more..you are doing great! Connie:)

Merry Mary said...

Thanks Connie - your comment prompted me to get going on another post. I read your area voices blog everyday - I admire that you can think of something interesting every single day! I'm going to look for your photo blog, I love your photos. Mary