Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. Patty's Weekend Fun

St. Patrick's Day isn't until Tuesday (and with that, let me give a birthday shout-out to my sister, Annie, who was born on St. Patty's and is the only one of us who has red hair! Our own little Irish gal!) but we had plenty of festivities in good old Springpatch this weekend. Jace and I walked with our dog Zoe-Wilson in the Junior League Pitter Pat 5K to benefit our crisis nursery here in Springfield. Friend Paula joined us for the nice brisk walk at 8am, a great way to start out the day. Here are a few pics:

Then later that day Jace and I headed downtown with friend Gail and her kiddos to catch the annual St. Patty's Day parade through the square. There were all kinds of booths, face painting, hats and horns for sale - and Jace and Connor both bought one of these annoying horns. (Gail tells me tonight that Connor's broke this afternoon -- I'm going to HAVE to figure out how the same fate can befall the one at our house!) Here are some pics from the parade:

After a 40 minute wait, Caitlyn finally got her shamrock!

See them at the top? Blowing those darn horns!

Jace found a friend, kinda looked like our chocolate Lab, Rocky!

"Here comes the parade!!"

Doggies on parade...

It was a fun day, but the weather was only in the 50s and then at the end it started raining so we left a bit early and headed to the car. We had dinner at Gail and Dan's house that night, followed by a bit of impromptu karaoke on the bed downstairs in their computer room (note that the HORNS were still intact at that point!)

Jace and I headed home early, about 8:30 PM last night, both of us worn out from the busy day. Now it is time to get ready for the work week again, and I'm procrastinating finishing up some documents that are due tomorrow. So, time to close the blog, put some coffee on, and get to work! Hope all have a wonderful week.


Tara said...

Looks like fun was had by all! Even Zoe! Glad you had a good time!!

Lucas said...

You guys look so cute in your green. (And I hope that horn gives out soon! Yikes!)