Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I'm sober but that is still a green horse!

Happy St. Patricks Day! Today our town had a St. Patty's Parade at noon so I was able to pick Lydia and Tyler up from preschool and head downtown to watch it. We found perfect parking, a great spot to watch the parade and had 70 something degree weather! Every family that had an Irish name had a float or car to ride in... lots of police cars and firemen... military... vets... government officials and schools... motorcycles (Patriot Guard) which were Tyler's favorite and of course Horses which were Lydia's favorite. Lots of candy and beads handed out and then it was over. We visited McDonald's and had shamrock shakes and then went home to enjoy the weather!

I told Lydia that she will probably miss next years parade like Calvin did this year and she asked why... I reminded her that she will be in Kindergarten. Ty asked if he would miss the parade next year too and I said no, he and I would get to come back. He wants to get a green motorcycle and ride it in the parade... I guess I could always hang a sign in honor of the Kelley blood that runs on my maternal side of the family!
Below is a picture of my Great Grandmother Emma Kelley (L) and her sister Mary Kelley (center) and their friend.
This next picture is of my Grandmother Nadine (Lydia was her birth name and it is also who my daughter is named after) as an infant and two of her older sisters. She was one of 8 girls!

So in honor of my Irish ancestors I raise a toast to all my blogger friends and say :

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.

May the soft winds freshen your spirit.

May the sunshine brighten your heart

May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you.

And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.


Oma said...

Lydia looks like an Irish gal with that long red hair.
Looks like you had a lot of fun.
Maybe next year, Ty can make his hair green!

amy said...

Love the green horse - that's awesome! :)