Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We had a fun day today wearing GREEN!!! I've been so excited for the boys to wear their St. Patrick's Day shirts ever since I bought them a few weeks ago. My older two and sometimes three used to match ALL THE TIME. They were always perfectly coordinated and if they didn't have matching outfits I would at least put them (and sometimes ME!) in coordinating colors. I know, I'm a total nerd. But I LOVED it! Fast forward to 4 boys and now it is a total challenge for them all to match and I think this is actually their first set of identical shirts, I still try to color coordinate them a little but I'm losing my touch...or just REALLY outnumbered, who knows! Plus, Joshua is getting older and seems to be happier with the "cool" shirts like guitars or flames or skateboards than he is with matching his younger brothers. Sigh. Oh well, they LOVED matching today so it was lots of fun. Last Friday Josh was assigned the "show and teach" task where he is in charge of teaching a craft/project to his class. We did the pins that Sam is wearing in the picture. We went and got Sam out of class so he could come and make one too. They had so much fun with them, especially when it came time to pour the glitter on top of the glue. The whole class just LIT UP! It made me realize how much fun kids have with this kind of thing and that I really need to do more of this at home. He has SUCH a sweet class, they all seem to really respect and like each other which I think is kind of rare for 3rd graders.



Since there's no fun in dressing up with nowhere to go, as soon as Daddy came home we loaded up and went to eat at Cafe Rio. YUM! I was quite festive with my green salad (really, it's the ONLY thing I order there) and Mark with his burrito smothered in green sauce. :) The boys loved their free kids quesadillas and we loved that we were on our 10th punch on our card so we got one meal for FREE! Then, as luck would have it, Daddy went the wrong way in the parking lot and we got all turned around and somehow ended up in the McDonald's parking lot which called out for us to get ice cream cones for our FHE treat. I probably gained 5 pounds tonight! GRRRrr. We came home, had a lesson from Daddy about families and the importance of staying together, took pictures and went to bed....well they all went to bed. I'm still up and blogging as you can tell. Anyway, we had a fun day wearing green. I really should study up on this holiday, but all I know is that it has something to do with a guy named St. Patrick and perhaps something about driving out snakes?? I'm not sure how that has anything to do with the color green, leperchauns, pots of gold or four leaf clovers...but hey, at least none of us got pinched today!



This is the first picture we took at home. Daddy had just told them a dumb joke that they thought was HILARIOUS!



10 comments:

Tiburon said...

Oh my goodness the boys look adorable! And what is better than spending an Irish holiday eating Mexican food? You know how to do it right!

Cindy said...

How fun! I love how you always dress your boys alike. I think it's really cute! If I had more then 1 girl or boy I would do the same. :)

The Forney Four said...

How do you find the clothes? I only have 2 and can neverrr find anything to match.

They are so beautiful, Mel. I am just in love with yer boys. Wish I lived closer!!!

Danielle said...

Your boys look so cute in their green shirts! What a fun (and yummy) day!

AD said...

You are the best mom...what fun, fun memories you are creating for these boys.

SM said...

They look so precious!! I love it!

Christine said...

Your boys look adorable! I LOVE their shirts. I'm with you, I love having the boys match. I was excited to all be wearing green that day. I was so disappointed when I went out and saw how many people weren't wearing green. I wanted to pinch all of them, but I didn't think they would appreciate that.-and I didn't want a law suit! :)

Good Carma said...

Could they be any cuter? What a fun day, you make everyone GREEN with envy. After all you are Green so it was kind of your day right?

meg said...

Haha, that sounds like us and Costa Vida (because they don't have Cafe Rio out here, sniff, sniff), the girls always see Wendy's across the street and want a Frosty! Cute matchy shirts!

Christine said...

OK Melanie, I'm going to take you up on you coming to help me. :) Our boys can play while we do it. :) When are you coming???? J/k