Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
People far and wide celebrated the holiday over the weekend with green beers, parades and Irish food and music.

For the second year in a row we went to Charlotte's St. Patrick's Day parade with Shelby.
This year, she was much more aware of what was going on and loved it!

Of course, it doesn't look like it here because she had just woke up from a nap when we first got there.
 The parade is such a great family friendly event.
Of course, afterwards the bar crawl people come out in full force.
 We me up with several people there including our friends Katie & Josh, and Keith and LuLu along with our SIL and Shelby's cousins.
 Trying to get a good picture of Shelby with her cousins Paige and Reed, proved to be tough.
Especially with this crazy old lady in the green hat that pushed and shoved her way in front of kids to get that spot.
My Mother hen came out in me, and I let her know that the parade is for the kids to enjoy.
 Typical people in the parade.
Schools, politicians, dance studios and tons of pageant queens.
 We love getting Shelby out and about enjoying different types of events.
We love being a family!
 And, Shelby loves to sit on her Daddy's shoulders.
 Of course, when she was out of the stroller she wanted to be on the go.
 For some reason she was obsessed with the park benches.
 It was a gorgeous day.
 There was a woman there carrying her French bulldog around.
The kids were really into him and he was one of the friendliest dogs I've ever seen or met.
 Lots of schwag was to be had...
Of course, Shelby is way too young to understand.
Only in time..
 We went to lunch at Heist Brewery with SIL and the kids after the parade and it was delicious and NOT packed!!!

Then, home for a nap and back out again last night.
I overindulged in too many vodka/sodas and green beers and was feeling it today.
Even so, I rallied this afternoon and made a 2nd batch of key lime chocolate chip cookies for Shelby's teachers and school directors.
8 bags in all.
I think they turned out super cute and the cookies are seriously to die for.
I found the printables free at this blog.
She's got a ton of them on there for all occassions.
All it has done is rain, rain, rain here today and more is expected for tomorrow.
Hope you all enjoy your St. Patty's day!


MCW said...

Vodka sodas did me in too.

donna said...

How fun! Love celebrating St. Patrick's day!!!

Sarah O said...

Shelby looks so cute in her pink and green. That little dog is just her size. Can't wait to try those cookies.

Sara said...

Fun times!! We didn't do anything to celebrate St. Patty's Day this year. Bah-humbug.

Cute cookies!

Ashley said...

I love how you make the teachers treats for all the holidays.
So, Shebly didn't do her St. Patrick's day bar hop? :)
I went out on Friday night- like REALLY WENT OUT- I think I had 10 vodka sodas from 7p-2a :)
Haven't done that in a LOONG time.

starnes family said...

She's totally ready for NOLA!

Tricia said...

Catching up on blogs. :) Green look so cute on you, and I love the cookies you did. Looks like y'all had a fun celebration.