St. Patrick’s day is probably one of our family’s favorite holidays around here. After all, it’s a day full of hijinks, pub style food, and gold- what’s not to love?!
On the 16th, the day before the Irish festivities, we traveled a few hours to get some of Minnesota’s most famous cupcakes! All Irish themed, of course, with an Oreo Shamrock Shake for good measure.
I returned to my bed and was peacefully feeding Franki around 5 am when I heard the distinct noise of Marshall breaking through the streamers and running downstairs. I smiled as I pictured all the fun and excitement about to kick off…and then he ran directly to the bathroom where he began vomiting into the green leprechaun water.
I felt awful, Brad woke up out of a sound sleep and jumped into action as I tried to finish up feeding Franki. Brad called out from the bathroom that he thought the shamrock shake made Marshall sick, I reminded him that the leprechaun was the one who turned the toilet green. And I felt awful for it; my poor little buddy had to bust through streamers and get green paint on his hands lifting up the toilet lid, all while sick. Pinterest mom fail.
So, it goes without saying that we postponed St. Patrick’s Day until the 18th when Marshall was feeling better.
Once all the little Irish were feeling less green, we turned out in our shamrock best for fun pictures.
Then it was time for our favorite part: the food. Every year we make Guinness corn beef sandwiches with dubliner cheese, pub style asiago mac and cheese, and a potato dish of some sort. This year, Brad made a Dublin coddle as the potato dish.
For dessert we had Nadia’s cupcakes. Vi dug into her rainbow cupcake and Marshall had the leprechaun poop (both cakes were plain vanilla bean flavor) while Brad and I did it Cupcake Wars style and had a bite of each of the alcoholic cakes and rated them.
We then did one of the kids’ favorite traditions: setting the leprechaun trap! They carefully set up the trap with tiny pot of gold bait in an effort to get the leprechaun’s gold.
After the girls awoke we checked the trap and sure enough, the box fell down and underneath we found three $1 gold coins- one for each child’s piggy bank.
Marshall became so excited over the ol’ lep’s trick, that he set the trap up once more so he could get more money.
Brad thought this was too adorable to ignore, so even though the leprechaun was fresh out of gold coins, Marshall later found three $1 bills.
It was a day of hijinks, laughs, good food, and great fun. Even with having to wait a day, I’ve got to say it was the luckiest March 18th to date!
May your troubles be less
& your blessings be more
& nothing but happiness come through your door!