Wednesday, March 18, 2009

On a more serious note...well, kinda.

So, here are the things we did yesterday. I haven't done a picture post in a while and I do have some good pictures from yesterday.

A recap first. The girls came home from school very ready to start our festivities. Abbey made the soda bread all by her self. We use a honest to goodness traditional recipe for it. It only contains 4 ingredients. Flour, milk, baking soda, and salt. It turned out a bit denser than usual, but it was her first try and she will improve. She also made the shortbread.

For dinner we had Irish stew {beef stew} it would have been more traditional if we used lamb. We had green beans, green soda bread, and green kool-aid {traditional Brinkerhoff flavor}. We talked to the girls about why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day even though we aren't even a smidgen Irish. The reason being, this country was literally built and run by Irish immigrants {among other ethnicities}. They were the working force that kept this county moving and growing, not an easy job. Most always a thankless job. So we remember and celebrate them on that day. That's how we observe St. Patrick's Day.

After dinner we watched Darby O'Gill and the Little People. ; } Then we had strawberry shortcake with whipped GREEN. {thanks Mike}

Here are some of the pictures. I didn't get any from dinner, the batteries died and I couldn't find the big pack we just bought.











































Hope you enjoyed. I wish I had a better variety to pick from.

In case you were curious, that is a cat with a haircut. He usually has long fluffy fur, but he had so many snarls we had to shave him. You also get a little glimpse of their food time trick. They beg for their food.

Have a nice day! :)

13 comments:

KaTrina said...

I love the pictres of Abbey and Lindsay! They're adorable.

...Are your cats squish faces like your moms?

Lisa said...

Heidi! Your pictures are wonderful! I love the one of Lindsay! And I love the ribbons on the cats!!

My girls were watching Darby yesterday too :)

SuzanSayz said...

I didn't think you were going to get Mookie shaved anymore. I had a feeling you would change your mind. I have got to take Sasha in for her defurring as well. I laught at Mookies tail ribbon.
And of course the girls are as darling as ever.
I love you all!

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

You guys don't mess around. Holy green fest. Love it. Right down to the tails.

Woo Hoo at the Heidi House.

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

Man, I'd almost forgotten how beautiful your girls are!! Thanks for the reminder!!

Terri said...

Love it that everybody is dressed up for the holiday, including the pets! :) We planted cabbage here in honor of the holiday, and then finished the evening with some Irish hot dogs. Hot dogs ARE Irish, aren't they??

LKP said...

NICE CAT!!! lol. sheesh! good st patty's day at your house. normally we're all about the corned beef & cabbage, but i was too impatient this year and we ate it LAST MONTH! lol...its hard to resist for me. =) LOVING the green kool-aid. and your girls are ADORABLE!!! all i was sporting was my jade green earrings & my m&m green toenails. lol. btw, Darby O'Gill & the Little People is one of THE bestest ever! HUGE fav at our house. =) happy belated uber green & irish day!

LKP said...

hot dogs are just as irish as the festive gourmet fish sticks we enjoyed last night---UBER IRISH. =D

dani said...

your girls are just gorgeous, heidi, and your little fuzzy ones are, too!!! further, st. patrick's day sounds like it was a wonderfully delicious one at the decoursey's:b i may have to stay home and cook next year myself:D
much love,
dani xxxx

Jeanette said...

Oh my! I thought your cats were dogs! So cute.

Great pictures. Your girls are so cute. I love how little girls get to wear fun socks.

Jeanette said...

Oh, I will email you that recipe when I get back from camping. Maybe you could email me that Key Lime pie recipe. :)

Kristin said...

Wow. I do nothing for St. Patrick's Day. I'm going to have to kick it up a notch. I love Darby O'Gill and the Little People!

David said...

shaved the cat? how funny. reminds me of when my old roommate shaved his pet ferret. gave it a mowhawk.