Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We started the day with green eggs in honor of the Irish.

I was going to make corned beef and cabbage (with little hope of either kid eating any of it) but we decided on a quick dinner and a baseball game instead, so we'll do that tomorrow night.

We did, however, take the time to watch one of the very best VeggieTales clips ever. As they say, it's "(mostly) educational and (somewhat) historical)." At the very least, it is hilarious and they have very kindly provided the code so I can even embed it right on the blog.

Oh, one last thing, Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland is my favorite book about St. Patrick, but I really liked Saint Patrick and the Peddler (Orchard Paperbacks) as well.


  1. Were you having flashbacks to your DOC trip with those green eggs?

    We were at the library yesterday and pulled out the Tomie DePaola book. I liked it, and Simon sat through it and was somewhat interested. I think it says something interesting that it was just sitting in the library on St. Patrick's Day...

  2. Thanks for the Veggie clip! We'd never seen it before!
    We also liked the dePaola book. My girls were also totally enthralled with "The Last Snake in Ireland" by Sheila MacGill-Callahan, though I didn't like that it referred to St. Patrick using magic.

  3. Hilary, maybe it was still at the library because everyone buys their own copy. I know I hope to own it by next year. (Our library also has a whole bunch of copies.)

    Tiffany, I didn't even read "The Last Snake in Ireland" to the kids because of the mention of his magic.


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