Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

I'm not exactly sure what the point in St. Patrick's Day is.  Wikipedia says it's a day celebrating "the arrival of Christianity in Ireland observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church."  However, it also says that it's become more of a celebration of Irish culture in general over the years.  "It is one of the leading days for consumption of alcohol in the United States, as individuals are allowed to break their Lenten sacrifices for the day in order to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.  Many people choose to wear green coloured clothing and items; traditionally, those who are caught not wearing green are pinched affectionately."  So, considering I'm not any of those religions, and although I have Irish heritage, I choose not to consume alcohol, all it really is for me is a day where you're expected to wear green.

Being such a basically meaningless "holiday" now, I'd choose not to observe it, except that it's fun to make everything green for the kids!!  A friend, Ashley, and I went to the Holy Cow Boutique with all our kids, so having Kiersten with me, I figured we'd better wear green or risk people feeling they had an excuse to come pinch a cute baby!  I still had at LEAST 5 women come up to me to tell me how cute/adorable/sweet she is, but no pinching!!

Anyway, here are some pictures from St. Patty's Day:

Homemade GREEN bread for our CUCUMBER sandwiches & AVOCADO and tomato sandwiches!

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