This is how St Pat’s week started for us – lucky mail from O’Nana and O’Papa. Special delivery for a wee lad. This year we weren’t going to spend the holiday with my family, since we all just saw each other AND my brother and sister-in-law’s first baby is due in about a week. But this little green envelope got me wishing for family and mom’s cooking.
So we hopped in the car Friday night and headed for Grand Rapids. And so did my parents, so we could all stay the weekend with my brother and his wife. We made it just in time to celebrate Pi Day with mom’s lemon meringue.
It was the best one I’ve ever had. It was super tart and super delicious.
The next afternoon we headed to Founders and the sun was shining enough to sit on the patio!
I can’t wait for these cuties to be parents! And I get to be an auntie and put tons of cute handknits on the baby! She’s due March 26, so any day now…
I can’t decide what is my favorite baby knit right now. It’s a toss up amongst Sky Cap, Slöfock, Barrel o’ Monkey, and oh, Baby socks. Truly, Slöfock is the best baby gift. Being a slouch, it can be worn folded for a long time at first and then turn to a slouch as baby grows.
Baby Knitspot and I sported our matching Slöfocks on Saturday
in the Emerald Isle colorway of Breathless DK. Perfect for the day, don’t you think!?
This kid has found selfies extremely fun. I think I have about 40 versions of this pose.
After our quick outing we headed home for a late lunch of the meal we wait all year for.
Aaaah…corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and mom’s homemade rolls. I really think this meal trumps the Thanksgiving feast as my favorite meal. It’s so delicious!
We spent the rest of the evening watching Padraig get better at walking (yes, he’s walking!) and chase three dogs around his toys. Kids are an endless amount of entertainment. And it’s a chance for all of us to let our silly side show.
Before we left for home the next day, the previous dinner was turned into hash
with Padraig cheering for his meal. He sure knows how to melt a Nana’s heart!
Today we went to our first music and movement class and he was excited to wear his special hat.
I spent the rest of the day at home working while Padraig took a long nap, so we could spend a little celebratory time tonight with daddy. I’m taking my boys,
Then I’m spending the rest of my holiday working on this divine knit.
Willowherb in Confection, colorway Cookies and Cream. I have enough yarn for hat and mittens and I can’t wait to complete the set. Happy St Pat’s to those that celebrate and happy knitting this evening to those that will be joining me.