Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Here's to Ireland....

Hey Readers,

You don't have to say it.....I missed you too. First and foremost, I apologize for leaving you all by yourselves for a few days. I've received more than a few inquires as to where I've been and whether I'd post ever ever again......well of course! Really, the long and short of its been the super busy weekend we just made our way out of. Like everyone else, I took the three day weekend ever so seriously and didn't partake in any work oriented activities.....this included writing as well. Yep, you said it...I'm lazy. But that doesn't matter readers, for what we did do this weekend, was to introduce our twins to their very first Irishfest....

As luck would have it, a very kind source supplied us with weekend tickets. And since my husband and I aren't nearly as boring as we look, we threw the stroller in the car and hit the road. Let me just say that we relish this type of public outing. Open air, room for the stroller, and nice. big. beers..... There's nothing more adorable than watching two young parents strolling twins with matching glasses of stout in each hand....I know. Beautiful right? Brings a tear to this eye.....

 
Needless to say, we ended up having a fantastic time listening to music, dancing with the babies and taking in the sights. A billion people took us in as well. We stopped to have many a conversation with strangers about their twins. Most people can't resist, but we're actually starting to like it a little. We also strolled along and checked out the local vendors....strongly resisting the urge to purchase the babies a brand new green wardrobe consisting of onesies, caps, and little booties with shamrocks firmly secured to the toes.

Now, what we did pick up, was a very pretty plaque to hang over the changing table at home; it had a very beautiful quick Irish blessing on it.Unfortunately, due possibly to the beer being consumed by their parents, no one managed to notice that the twins' new decoration clearly states to please bless a boy, and not both children. As we couldn't exchange it, we're hoping that God gets the message and looks out for both our little blarney stones regardless.

All in all, it was a fantastic family weekend. It's also good to know that my children seem to really enjoy celebrating their Irish heritage. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed dancing to all of the music with me, and my son was captivated by the bagpipe stylings of the Red Hot Chili Pipers. I hope all my readers had an excellent weekend as well.

Tune in tomorrow for another exciting installment, cause as of right now, this blog is back on track!