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, too...call 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, well...at 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!