Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The O'Fallstrom's St. Patty's Celebration


I love trying to make Holidays special for our family. Kids get excited by simple things, and I like looking for the simple things to turn a normal day into something special.

Lately, it seems like someone is always sick around here, and right now it is Isaac. Poor thing--he sat at the table for a minute, then said he wanted to lay down and he just crashed.

But between Isaac and Finley both needing attention all day, it was a little difficult putting on a party.

The cake isn't as fancy as my original visions, but it turned out perfect, I think.

I also bought the kids a green carnation at the grocery store today.
We had our traditional fare of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. Doesn't it look pretty?

14 comments:

Christina Overton said...

Wow! That is a very green cake. Cool!

Melanie said...

your cake looks amazing! And I LOVE my children's museum membership and my science center membership and my aquarium membership (I rotate and try different memberships all the time.) Especially when my kids were your kid's ages, We used to meet friends every Thursday and honestly, I think I had more fun chatting with my girlfriends than the kids, well maybe it was a tie. Fun experiences are worth every penny! And if you go somewhere chances are you can use your children's museum membership in other cities which is very fun for the kids, do it!

Jolynn said...

Your cake is beautiful and the food looks fantastic! I'm so glad you try to make holidays special for the kiddies. They will have some great memories! But that picture of Finley crying was kind of sad. It's a good picture of her toofies though!

cassidy said...

Looks fun! Your kids are lucky that their mom makes all the holidays so fun! The cake and dinner look really yummy. But your poor little kiddies.

lexi said...

i want some... the cake and food looks really good. but finley's teeth. they are kind of funny.

The Dominguez Family said...

Food looks yummy! So sorry to hear the kids keep getting sick that's no fun for you! Hope they start feeling better.

Vicki said...

What a fun mom! We're having our corn beef and cabbage today (2 days late), oops!

Tanya said...

I am not one for planning. I wish that I was. It looks like it was a fun day at your house! It was my birthday and we didn't even have a cake!

Marcie Osborn said...

You're too darn talented! Looks great.

Krystal said...

wow youre amazing! and festive! all i did was grate some zucchini into our scrambled eggs and most the kids refused to touch them :D

holli jo said...

I'm glad Mom clarified that Finney was crying. I thought she was smiling! You totally win best mom award. Rhys will have to come to your house on the holidays.

debra g said...

Everything looked yummy! Needing a girl's night out over here!!!

THE O'NEILL FAMILY said...

You are such a fun mom! The cake and food look so yummy! Even though you had sick kiddos, sounds like it was a fun day!

bethany said...

Totally love that you guys celebrated St. Patrick's Day!! I'm such a dud of a mom, I need to start doing special things like this!! Looks fabulous!