I recall fondly waiting and waiting and waiting for our first son to come meet us on St. Patricks Day of 2011. His due date came, and it went, and Rachel was still pregnant. He came a week later, and made his birthday his own day. But even still, after so many months counting down to St. Patricks Day, the day now holds a special place in my heart.
When we announced to our families that we were expecting, we got these little photo album books and on the cover put a pretty photo of a shamrock with the words “To be filled March 17th, 2011″. My Dad got it right away and started crying. My Mom didn’t get it right away-but my Dad’s sobs of joy tipped her off. Rachel’s Mom was ecstatic, and her Dad had this big smile (claiming he already knew- HA!). Fun memories.
Now, two years later, we are preparing for this little guy’s 2nd birthday. A small affair, just our immediate families. Sesame Street theme since he loves Elmo (and “Bird”, and “Cookie”). Man, times goes fast. It’s all going faster and faster, it’s almost kind of scary. This kid is going to be two, and he has a baby brother who is growing up entirely too fast as well.
In any event, before we get to the birthday party, we first have St. Patrick’s Day. Being part Irish, The Keenan’s do enjoy St Paddy’s Day. I don’t have a corned beef recipe to share with you, but I do have a couple other delicious Irish inspired recipes for you. So, put on your green shamrock sweater and cook or bake these up.
Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!