Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Feeling Green

Today we honor St. Patrick aka Maewyn Succat. Maewyn was born in England, kidnapped by Irish marauders when he was 16 and then sold as a slave in Ireland, land of the Druids. He worked as a farm hand, learned the language, and grew very close to God- praying 100 times a day! (I don't know how they know this fact- but hey- what else did he have to do?) After 6 years he decided to escape and went on to study in the ministry, becoming a priest.  His heart yearned to go back to the Irish people to share the gospel. Before he went back the pope renamed him Patrick. While in Ireland the people there struggled with the concept of the trinity, so Patrick used the clover as a metaphor - three persons in one. After he died he was renamed Saint Patrick. Pretty cool- I never knew any of this until Veggie Tales enlightened me last year. (You can watch the 9 min. flannel graph story too!) 
Usually on St. Patrick's day I make the customary Corned Beef and Cabbage. (Why is it customary? I have no idea.) Well, I made it a day early this year so I needed another special dinner. Abigail has been wanting pizza for a while now. (Also notice her skirt-she decided today that she loves it.)

Pizza or Play dough?

It was a little strange eating green crust...good flavor would have tasted better with cheese (on my piece)...and Elijah was controlling the amount of food coloring...


  1. Mmmm. Green pizza. AND a great way to get the kids to make dinner!

  2. You all made pizza too!? Humm, green pizza. Well maybe with some green beer??? You are a good mommy, AnnMarie.

  3. What a good idea, although, not the most appetizing.