Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I've always gotten a little amused, because on this special day lots of folks "claim" some Irish descent. I happen to be among them-LOL! From what I was told as a child, there truly is some Irish blood on my Mother's side of the family. Now that I have 3 redhaired children, they could certainly pass for having Irish heritage! ~ When I taught kindergarten, St. Patrick's Day was always a fun time with the children. A leprechaun would "visit" my classroom while we were on the playground, and he would leave little notes for us---along with making some harmless "messes" in our classroom. The children loved searching for him, and then discovering the "gold" he left for us (chocolate candy wrapped in gold foil). ~ I have also enjoyed reading the history of why this holiday was started, and the Christian heritage of St. Patrick. Whatever you're doing on this day, I hope you're having a blessed day filled with sunshine. * I'm including a picture of Sweetums as she celebrated St. Patrick's Day last year!*


Megan DiMaria said...

Hi Patti Jo,

Cute St. Paddy's day post.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

How's the writing going??

CatMom said...

Hello Megan! Thanks for visiting my "corner"! ~ The writing is coming along--I'm trying to get more disciplined with my writing time, though--need to set a schedule and stick to it-LOL! :)

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

I know St. Patty's day is past, but I love the photo!!!

CatMom said...

Thanks Jennifer! Of my 6 cats, Sweetums is the only one who is patient about letting me take pictures of her in hats! ~ Thanks for visiting! :)