Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!

My Mom and her husband, Larry, came to visit this past weekend.  We had a great time hanging out with them. On Saturday we took them to the beach, which is what we do when anyone comes to visit since most of our family and friends don't live 15 minutes from the beach like we do.  :)   The weather was so nice; it was overcast and was nice and cool, perfect for a walk.

My Mom and Emma had a great time together!

And I had a great time chatting it up with my Mom...its been a long time since we spent uninterrupted time together - we even hit up Target and did some shopping, which was fun.  

Here are the guys (I love Brody's expression...the 'I-smell-a-fart-face' has become his fave). :)

Believe it or not, Mark (my very resourceful husband) rigged the camera up on a box of wipes to take this picture and I think it turned out so good (considering)! :)

Here are me and Miss Emma - she was pretending to be grumpy.

And my little family...I am so blessed!

Later that day during our Target excursion my Mom picked out a new Fancy Nancy book for Emma and Target just happened to have the matching outfit that Fancy Nancy is wearing in the book!  Emma was so stoked and she's been wearing it daily (Mom, she now loves the fancy necklace's)! :) Thanks Mom and Larry for a fun weekend!

I remembered that today was St. Patrick's Day at about 9am after checking my Facebook and seeing all the 'Happy St. Patrick's Day' posts.  It crossed my mind yesterday as I was making out the dry erase calendar that hangs over my desk (its been that kind of month...I JUST changed it from Feb to March).

I decided to teach Emma about St. Patrick's Day and we had lots of fun!  Penmanship today was Irish-themed with words like "clover", "lucky", "leprechaun", "green beer" (KIDDING)! 

Emma opened the fridge to find that a Leprechaun had gotten in and turned her milk green! She kept saying, "those sneaky leprechauns!"!! :)  Then I told her to go wash her hands after breakfast in her Dad's bathroom and this is what she saw:

She said "Mom...a leprechaun peed in Daddy's potty"!! :)  It was great!

I'm off to get some sushi in honor of St. Patrick's Day!  I realize that sushi has nothing to do with the Irish, but I look for any opportunity to have sushi!  :)


Bethany said...

Those were cute "green" ideas! That picture of you and Emma...the grumpy one...is too cute of both of you!!

And how much do you LOVE Fancy Nancy??? Makes me wanna be a little girl again.

Megan Lauriana said...

LOL... That is so funny! The leprechaun peed in Daddy's Potty! Very creative, Alie.. Love you!

Amber said...

You crack me up! Can you come and do fun green things at my house? I feel like...anything but fun. *my poor kiddos!*
I wanna go to the beach!!! I loved those pics. :0)
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers....

Rebecca said...

What a great day at the beach!

I love your St. Patrick's Day fun - those sneaky Leprechauns.

Krystyn said...

Happy St. Patty's day.

What a good looking family!

Melanie said...

I love the potty trick. LOL Very creative!