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March 17, 2011

Kiss Me, I'm Irish!

The girls still aren't quite old enough to really "get" most of the holidays.

They were well-familiar with Santa Claus (from a distance) and the Christmas tree (studiously touching it with only "one finger" for the weeks leading up to the big day).

New Year's was lost on them, but they had some sense of Valentine's Day. They knew it had to do with hearts (as I tried to get them to color various hearts for weeks). And then they must have been excited to realize that Valentine's Day is associated with yummy treats, like cinnamon bread and chocolate-covered strawberries.

In the absence of more meaningful ways to mark even less-significant holidays, this mama is a sucker for holiday tshirts and the like.

I bought these shamrock headbands, hoping to get a cute picture for our St. Patrick's Day cards. (Oh, and I look for opportunities to make and send cards, me crazy, but I can't help myself!)

The headbands turned out to be too much of a novelty, so the girls wouldn't pose very well. (Bwahahaha...who am I kidding?!!! They're TWO! They never "pose"!)

Here's one of the girls studying their headbands...

...and, when all else fails..."Give Sissy a kiss!"

At least that went with Baby B's "Kiss Me, I'm Irish"!

Last Saturday we dressed the girls in their St. Patty's Day tshirts for a jaunt downtown.

Here's the best picture I could get of them.

I would like to be able to report that they were reciting an Irish poem...but I think they were lamenting about not being able to see the "norseys" (horses) on the Square...that, or the fact that the "water not running" (i.e. the fountain has been turned off for the winter).

Oh, least this mama has fun with all the dress-up...and fortunately, the girls don't seem to mind!

And, no matter how un-posed the pictures are...

Oh, how LUCKY we are! Happy St. Patty's Day!


Cuz I'm the mama! said...

So cute!!

Andrea said...

Very lucky...indeed! They both are so very sweet! Happy St. Patty's Day to all of you!

Barbara Manatee said...

cute! I used to always buy holiday shirts. I still try to find them when I can but only Jacob was lucky enough to have one this year - and its only b/c his one from last year still fits! ha! The other 2 are just in green shirts :-)

Liz said...

A for Effort Mandy! My boys are wearing their St. Patty's shirts right now but I'll be lucky to snap a picture of them in it.

reanbean said...

I'm finding it harder and harder to get good photos of my kids as they get older. They either don't want to look at the camera, or they only give the big squinty-eyed, cheesy grin look. (Not card worthy for sure!)

I can see why those headbands were such a big hit! I'm surprised you got them to take them off. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Holly Ann said...

Yes, very lucky for sure! :)
Those are very sweet pictures of your girls! I can never get mine to pose either, though.

I hope you'll come on over to my site today and enter to win a $10 Subway card! Thanks!