Last weekend, my kids spent an afternoon at my mom and stepfather's house. Each time the boys visit, my mom usually has some kind of craft planned. This time was no different...
In anticipation of St. Patrick's Day, my mom, ("Mimi" to them) taught them about Ireland. She began by pulling out one of her books about Ireland's thatched-roof cottages. Then she helped them build one from a box.
While the boys created the cottage, my mom explained the meaning of St. Patrick's Day and played Irish music in the background for some ambiance. She shared her travel experiences in Ireland and how she and my stepfather visited his Irish family there. She even gave the boys some Irish coins but they left them over her house. They keep reminding me that we have to go back and get them "as soon as possible"!
And during this Ireland-immersion afternoon, Mimi was sure to provide a snack!
I would share the recipe with you but Mimi cheated and bought this at the grocery store. I have to tell you though, I tried it and it was delicious! No reason to waste time baking!
It was a wonderful afternoon for the boys...and for Mimi! Thanks Mom!
How are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day?
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