Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

The other day, Cupcake saw her very first rainbow in the sky! She's always loved rainbows thanks to Rachel Coleman and the colors of the rainbow song. In fact, for a while, I thought her first birthday was going to be a rainbow themed birthday.
I know that rainbows don't really have anything to do with St. Patrick, but since the rainbow is linked to leprechauns and Irish folklore, I decided that we would have a Rainbow Day. (Next year, we'll cover the theological symbolism of the shamrock, I promise!)
I found this tutorial about making a cute little cloud and rainbow softie and whipped one up yesterday.
Not your typical Roy G. Biv rainbow… we go with Rachel's version for the littles because it fits with the song: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Purple and Blue. If you've ever heard Rachel talk about why her song is out of order, you know that she says, "If you can think of a rhyme for 'purple', you can have my job!"

Miss Cupcake has also reached that age where she needs some "busy work". Since our weather is so unpredictable, I can't always rely on her getting outside to play everyday. I've seen ideas for toddler busy bags and similar things and if you have any suggestions, please send them my way. The first one that seemed super easy to do was the idea of a fabric scrap box. Many ideas said just cut scraps of fabric and put them in a old wet wipe box. I decided to make it a rainbow box.

Simple scraps of fabric cut with pinking shears.
I'm thinking we might paint some rainbows later and make some sticker rainbows. We are also planning on Potato Soup for dinner with Irish Soda Bread and a Rainbow Fruit salad. The big kids are going to watch this documentary, St. Patrick: Apostle of Ireland,  on Amazon. (I've previewed it and while it could be better, it's not that bad, once you get past the weird St. Patrick's Day Parade featured in the first few minutes.)


  1. Happy St. Patrick's day to you and yours! Love those rainbows. Miss C saw a rainbow, too. (Actually, a double rainbow and I happened to get a photo of it, lucky for me ;)

    1. Sunshine took a picture of our rainbow and it wasn't until I looked at her picture that I realized it was a double rainbow!


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