Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Pat's Mommy-Daughter Date

We had a fun Saturday, which just happened to be St. Patrick's Day, which we always have fun with (being of Irish descent and loving beer and the color green!) So, we started the day with leprechaun milk. I remember my preschool teacher giving us green milk for snack way back when, and had fun with that first thing in the morning. (Matt and I collected these plastic pilsner glasses on St. Patty's day 2005-ish at Bosco's. Ah, the single days!)
We all wore our green, of course, which meant going through the box of Kate's spring/summer baby clothes to update Claire's wardrobe and locate this little green dress that Kate wore on her first St. Patty's Day as well.

Claire spent a few hours with Granna while Kate and I had a special Mommy-Daughter Date. Matt does Daddy-Daughter Dates all the time, but unless you count weekly grocery trips, I don't get those special outings near so often. Kate had a hair appointment, so we decided to make a day of it—and she only asked about five times why Claire wasn't coming with us. It's kind of sweet that I have to force her to have one-on-one time with me without her sister, she loves having all the girls together so much!
We love Divas and Dudes in Cool Springs, where every haircut includes a fun style, glitter hairspray, a sparkly face stamp, and lollipop. We got a couple inches off, so Kate's new shorter cut and french braid were super-cute!
We then shopped for a birthday gift for Kate's classmate and had lunch at Noshville, where they were having a "Breakfast for Babies" special, with 50% of the cost of each green eggs and ham plate going to March of Dimes. (Speaking of which, we've signed up again to walk in the March for Babies on Itty Bitty Becca's Team, since we're so thankful that Kate's BFF Becca, who started out life at a mere 13 ounces is now so healthy and spunky! Click to donate!)

Yay for green eggs and ham!

Once at home again, we HAD to take our annual St. Patrick's Day family photo. I don't know why this is such a tradition, since we don't take a family pic on Valentine's Day or New Year's every year, but it's just fun when we're all wearing green.

Hope you had a fun St. Patty's Day as well! I did have a beer this evening, but completely forgot the day's Irish theme when planning dinner. We had chicken tacos. Oh well—maybe on Cinco de Mayo we'll have corned beef and cabbage!

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