Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Little Leprechaun

It's a great day to be Irish! Even though we're mostly Scottish in the Pitman clan, (and incidentally, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dad Pitman...the most Scottish man ever to be born on St. Patrick's Day!!) there's a little bit of Irish heritage there also, thanks to my Grandma Kathleen. So we sported our green, and partook in all of the festivities, along with all the other Irish folk. Our little green family went to Iain's first parade, in downtown Galena. We thought he'd be so excited to see all the action, and ESPECIALLY the tractors and fire-trucks "zoomin' down the street", as they are the lead characters in his most favorite song. However, he wasn't quite as excited as we anticipated. He was mostly indifferent to the tractors and other floats, and was EXTREMELY scared of the fire trucks AND the marching bands! Oh well...maybe next year! We did capture some good pictures though!

Another great Pitman family photo...

Iain in excited anticipation of the fun to come

A bird's-eye view from Daddy's shoulders!

Hearing the SCARY fire trucks!!

A VERY concerned boy with his mama!

After our fun at the parade, we headed home for a delicious Irish dinner, courtesy of most Irish friend! With her mom's shepherd's pie and Nanny's soda bread for the main course (accompanied by an Irish (green!) salad and a cold mug of Guinness of course!) AND some bread pudding and a nice cup'o'tea for dessert, we were feeling as Irish as Paddy Murphey!

In the words of the Irish, "May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand."

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