Wednesday, March 12, 2008

5 days and counting...

Today was spent working on maps of Ireland, and making a mini-book about snakes. There is actually a tie-in there: legend has it that Saint Patrick himself drove the snakes out of Ireland. Makes me wish he had immigrated here!

And if the mention of snakes made you shudder, just wait...your turns coming Marva, Nikki & Kristy. The boy breed just naturally wants to learn about and handle the things! So I settle for the learning, and let them look at them through glass at the zoo, Lol.

Ireland is a beautiful country. I haven't been there myself, but my younger sister has. I thus far must settle for pictures. There are very few places I would step off of good ol' U.S. soil for, but Ireland is one of them. Maybe I'll shoot for our 25th wedding anniversary...so only 10 more years to go! If I save up all my pennies...

We made tentative plans for our St. Paddy's day party. As it is also the beginning of Spring Break (for those bound by such rules) we will be able to invite some of the kid's friends to it. Fingers are crossed for good weather...

And I am trying out some new recipes with a definite Irish twist to them. I just wish I had not tried that Dubliner cheese. It's absolutely delicious and full of fat calories...

My children are also copying Irish Proverbs for penmanship this week. So here are a few to consider:

  • Shallow water makes great noise.

  • Falling is easier than rising.

  • Man talks, but God directs.

3 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

Snakes? Yiks! Lst year I studied that with Tink and she plugged her ears all through the snake part. In fact somewhere i have a glorious little story about St Patrick and the snakes. Hmm maybe I should dig it out. We're not doing much for St Paddys day cause we did last year.

Mrs. Darling said...

um my vowels are missing here and there. You see I have a wireless keyboard and the battery is going dead!

mykidsmom said...

Oh the woes of technology, Lol.

What was really bad, was when they wanted to watch the molting video; that was just taking it too far!