st. patrick's day is my mom's birthday, so we always celebrated it growing up. we decorated for it, when most people don't. we also always had boiled corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes (YUM). this happens to be one of my most favorite meals EVER. i absolutely adore corned beef and cabbage. i could eat it every week and never get tired of it.
but i digress.
since i moved out on my own, got married, had babies, i never had st. patty's day decorations. two years ago my mom gave me this cute little train thing...leprechaun pulling shamrock cars that have candles in them.
and some garland. half went over the window and half over the front door.
this year, half of the garland went over our sliding door and the other half was used for these beauties:
to make them st. patty's-licious, i got a package of 6 little buttons at the craft store for $1. the kids loved these and we can reuse them every year, because my little ones won't grow out of buttons like they will t-shirts. (don't you love our face decorations?)
we were gone most of the day, so dinner for the kids was fast and easy. green milk and green scrambled eggs (they really loved that...food coloring to the rescue!), green grapes and celery.
i hope you all had a great st. patrick's day! we had a very fun day full of good luck and family time. no pots of gold, though....maybe next year we'll strike it rich.