17 March 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Birthday Eva!

Maddox says "Kiss me, I'm Irish!"

Today is my beautiful niece Evangeline's 1st Birthday! Happy Birthday Baby Eva! I hope you have the best birthday!!
This pic of Eva is several months old now, hopefully I will have a new pic of my Irish princess niece soon. Maddox misses his cousin Eva today and wishes he could be with her! We went to the parade in Naperville this weekend and only got there in time to catch the last 10 minutes. It wasn't very exciting I must say, lots of politicians and businesses advertising. It just doesn't measure up to the wonderful parade they had every year in my home town of beautiful Bay City, MI. I miss those days! We always had a wonderful party for my Papa, whose birthday was on St. Patty's Day. We always had entertainment - either a piano player or bagpipers or something fun. It was good times and so many good memories. Well, maybe not all good. I cringe when I think of how I competed in the St. Patrick's Day pageant when I was a senior in high school and lost. Now that would be a fun picture to see, but too bad, I don't have one handy!  Anyway, we were so blessed to have Eva born on this special day so we have a new reason to have a big party on St. Patty's Day to continue the tradition. We miss you Papa, but celebrate your beautiful new great-granddaughter, Eva!

I hope you have a blessed and lucky St. Patrick's Day!


Jennifer said...

ADORABLE st. patty's day outfit! That shot is one of those "you just wanna eat him up" shots!

Peter & Mary Berlin said...

Trina, That was such a beautiful tribute to our family St. Patricks Day traditions. And Maddox looks 100% irish in that picture. I wish more family members could read it. Eva is going to have a leprahcaun picture on face book tonight by her Mom. Love Mamie Maddox I have a Kiss me I'm irish button on. I wish You were here. Kiss, Kiss, Kiss! Love Mamie