St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today is one of my favorite days of the year. I grew up in a very Irish family and we always made a huge deal over this holiday. I also love the color green and Ireland is my favorite place in the world. So St. Patrick’s Day is a pretty awesome day around here. πŸ™‚ This year was especially fun because Caden was really excited about it!

All week long Caden has been telling me, “We need to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day. When are we going to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day?” I’m still not really sure what he expected of me and I feel like I let him down a little bit. He came running out of his room this morning and immediately asked me where all the St. Patrick’s Day people were. I asked if he meant leprechauns and he did. He then proceeded to spend the next two hours searching the house for a leprechaun. I wasn’t sure if I should encourage him or let him know he wasn’t going to find one so he wouldn’t be too disappointed. I ended up not really saying anything and he just kept looking. Fortunately, the leprechauns left them some gold and silver coins and a present. Notice Caden is carrying his leprechaun catching net with him. πŸ™‚

Shepard was a little out of it this morning and couldn’t figure out what was going on.

A very creepy picture!

Our Irish breakfast of soda bread and green milk.

I tried a new recipe today and didn’t really like it at all.

Every year we do a family photo shoot in our St. Patrick’s Day shirts. After a lazy morning nobody was really in the mood to get ready and pose. Shepard also started covering his face up today, thinking we can’t see him when he does that.

All I wanted was for them to stand next to each other for one minute to get a nice one! Shepard wouldn’t have anything to do with that and Caden must have gotten mad too because he’s doing his latest punching pose. He knows he’s not supposed to hit people, so now when he gets angry he goes right up in their face and just holds this pose. Not nice!

And two seconds later Caden was ready to be a perfect model. It was pretty hilarious how he suddenly started striking all these poses. It has something to do with having my camera on the tripod, I guess. I’m not used to him being so cooperative when my camera comes out!

He’s had enough!

Shepard decided Caden was actually having fun and decided to join in.

When I see pictures like this I think that Caden must be growing really fast and/or Shepard just isn’t changing at all. Their height difference just keeps getting bigger and bigger!

Time for some self timer shots. Greg, as usual, is still getting ready while the rest of us wait!

And finally the family shots! I set up the self timer to take ten shots at a time, but because of the lighting or something there was a 30-60 second gap between every photo. So instead of the usual ten very similar shots in a row, we had enough time to change everything up in between. Which resulted in no perfect picture, but I like them all anyway. πŸ™‚

And now, because I did it last year and I think it’s fun to look at – here we are through the years:
And that’s it for photos for the day! The rest of the day wasn’t terribly exciting. We went to Greg’s parents’ for lunch and hanging out. Then we came back for naps. Had a dinner of lucky pasta and shamrock ravioli. And now Greg and I are about to finish the date with some homemade mint chocolate gelato. It was a really good day!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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