Wednesday, March 17, 2010







"May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer."

My littlest leprechaun is in an extremely crabby mood today,which is highly unusual and I fear her momma is feeling much the same.Which isn't AS unusual.No particular reason.Just one of those mornings.The day started out extra early.I did however manage to pull off my tried and true St.Patrick's Day Traditions::Lunches packed with the theme of the day stuff."Pot's of Gold" or rather chocolate, greeted the kids.Green milk.Shamrock shaped cinnamon toast.And the all time favorite...various St.Paddy's Day Tattoos to adorn their little bodies.Joe of course wanted his on his face.Tried to convince me that the "Happy St.Patrick's Day" one would be perfect ... clear across his forehead... we finally agreed on the cheek for a clover and the other on his forearm.And much to his dismay, I was fresh out of my supply of green spray paint for his hair.The things these kids think I just regularly stock in my cupboards kills me!Anyway,he thought maybe I could "pop" over to Target and get some before school.Didn't happen.He handled it fine until we walked up to his line at school and found that one of his best little buddies had,you guessed it,vibrant green hair.Oh well.He got over it fast.

I think the little Miss and I will head to Starbuck's.Maybe it will be just the thing to turn around both of our moods.I sure hope so.Must run ... Barney is over and the little love is screaming,I mean beckoning, for something else ...

*Zoey trying to pick up her "coin's".Her's weren't chocolate but she managed to pick one up and put it in her mouth... the middle picture shows that ... maybe I should have opted for the chocolate ones for her.. I'd let her eat chocolate everyday,all day, if it meant she put SOMETHING,ANYTHING,edible in her mouth!

17 comments:

Taylor Morgan said...

I wish I was hope for the usual green milk and tattoos... because I actually forgot it was St. Patrick's day today. Then I walked into convo and everyone was wearing green!

Typical Joe story. And at least Zoey put something in her mouth, even if it wasnt edible.

<3

Just Another Ordinary Miracle said...

How funny seems the mood is the same across the country. And yes. I would feed ivey pure sugar all day long if she would just eat it- oh well, tube feedings ordered up around here. Luckily our boys wear uniforms. We got to venture out to green shirts with their khakis.

Christina Egner said...

I love that little poem..........and crabby or not, she still looks super cutie pa-tootie.

heidi marie said...

you are such a fun mom. i hope i do things like pack holiday themed things in lunches. i think i'll be luck to get lunches made. lol

The VW's said...

You are such a fun Momma! I love the 2nd picture of Zoey! Too cute! Have a great day! Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

Hope your day turned around from blue to green and rainbow colors. Love and miss you all. I've been reading your blog and keeping up. Belated wishes are for Jake's happy birthday and Jessica's speedy recovery. Heather, I'm available for adoption.... the shamrock pancakes did it for me and I'm appealing to be adopted by the Needhams. xo Christi Harman

scrappy quilter said...

you truly are a fun mom. Love the pictures...she is just so stinking cute. Love that green top she has on. Perfect for today. Hugs

Denise said...

Such a pretty girl in green!! I am sorry that you were having such a "blah" day but hopefully by now the day has taken a turn for the better and all is good. Miss you guys!!

Angi said...

Hope your day got better! Starbucks usually turns my day around ! (or at least espresso does!)Love your St.Patrick Day traditions...can't wait till my kiddos are old enough to care:-)

Bea Braun said...

You hands down win the "Best St. Patrick's Day Mom" award. What fun. I make the kids pack their own lunches, and the only thing green in my house is lettuce and a bell pepper! We're coming to your house next year. I love these pictures of Miss Zoey, what a face! So maybe sprinkle some Cheerios on the floor and see what she does? Maybe a few chocolate chips for fun? Hope Jessica is feeling better and hope Jake had a great birthday!

stephanie said...

I hope my kids don't read your post, too much will be expected of me. Hope your mood gets better, you so didn't sound like "you" in your comment on my blog.

mandd3 said...

Starbucks can fix most anything. And the only thing I did was mix green peas into one of Tomas' feeds turning his tubing into a pale shade of green. Does that count? My middle child even got pinched by her ENT today because she wasn't wearing any green. Poor neglected soul. I LOVE, LOVE the second picture of Zoey. She is such a camera bug!

tish said...

Just read your post and viewed my little bundle of HOPE wearing green to brighten my day.... :)

Love,
Auntie Tish

Anonymous said...

love her expressions! She may not be talking out loud, but boy that body language is AWESOME! Love that independent attitude. Aunt Bluebelle approves Zoey girl!

Hope your day ended in better spirits all the way around....

Bluebelle

Michelle said...

Happy St Patricks Day friend! Hope is that we all find our pot of gold - whatever it may look like at the end of the rainbow...until then know I love you!

Anonymous said...

even in a crabby mood Zoey is super cute! I can't imagine you being that crabby, when we were there you were alwasy happy and tons of fun to be around!
east coast neice (suprise not an e-mail)

Cathy said...

If I have not commented before let me just say you have a beautiful family.