Tuesday, December 29, 2009

St. Stephen's Day

The day after Christmas is also St. Stephen's Day. When we are in Ireland for Christmas we spend a quiet day at home...with soccer games on all afternoon. The whole family comes together and eats a big meal...usually left overs from the day before.

The Irishman was a bit surprised to find out that things here go back to normal right after Christmas. His parents brought out a giant bag of goodies from home for him...mince pies, Christmas pudding, Tanora, mushy peas, Christmas crackers, HobMobs, tins of Cadbury chocolate, tea, and assorted sweets and biscuits. We spent Christmas with my grandparents, so the Irishman decided to organize his own celebration on St. Stephen's day.

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We took Cailtin to the beach for her St. Stephen's Day walk. (It was a great chance to try out the Baby Bjorne) It was a quick trip, but sure to be the first of many! One of Morgan's English co-workers stopped by for tea afterwards. We had mini pudding and mince pies using the good china.

The Irishman prepared a feast for dinner. I had NOTHING to do with it...other than entertaining the princess so that he could work. There was a ham, a turkey, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, carrots, very stinky and gross mushy peas, and homemade cranberry sauce. That doesn't count the desserts...Christmas pudding and sherry trifle. My grandparents and our neighbors Lyndsay and Dave came over to join us. (Lyndsay is from Ireland and appreciated the goodies my in-laws brought over) We were all stuffed!

Caitlin had an upset tummy but slept through dinner wearing a Liverpool onesie and bib...Dave supports the rival team so her outfit was no accident! She is in the middle of a growth spurt and has been a little off form, but I think she enjoyed having extra people around to fuss over her.

The Irishman made it a special day...he outdid himself.
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1 comment:

Michelle said...

It looks like Morgan did an amazing job on the feast! Glad you were able to have fun and make some new traditions. :)