Thursday, March 20, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Recap

St. Patrick's Day really snuck up on us this past week... Sunday night was a mad dash around the house, gathering as much green as I could to incorporate into Austin's second St. Paddy's Day. I was able to scrounge up some jumbo green easter eggs to use as containers for his fruit in his lunchbox, and I even found the shamrock blanket we used for Austin's pictures last year. At the last minute (quite literally), I remembered that we snatched up these shamrock booties on super sale last summer. If it weren't for amazing holiday clearance sales, Austin would have worn his green camouflage jammies to school. Like I said, this day really snuck up on us. Praise you, Old Navy clearance- these gems were practically free! I am all for stocking up on future holiday wear after everything goes on clearance. I bought Austin's 4th of July 2014 outfit one week after last year's 4th. Again, practically free. #winning
On most days, Austin's afternoon snack immediately follows his nap. Babe decided to make St. Patrick's Day an exception. And why not? It's a holiday after all- time to celebrate, mom. So after a failed attempt at a nap, I tried my hand at green pancakes. Pretty? Yes. Even the slightest bit yummy? Hell to the no. However, a squirt (or four) of whipped cream and a few lucky charm marshmallows on top was enough to sell this kid. I blame Shake n' Bake Bisquick- that stuff tasted like straight Playdough. With a full belly, Austin finally settled down for like a 5 second nap. When I thought he was finally out for the count, I snuck in to cover him up. I envy you moms who are able to sneak in during nap time, whether to ogle over your sleeping angel or to snap a few pictures. This no nap ninja catches me every single time. I think I got one arm under the blanket when his eyes shot open and scared the living daylights out of me. I sort of yelped, grabbed the other half of the blanket, threw it on him and ran out. I think he cried for another half hour until I waved my white flag.

Playdough Pancakes made an appearance at dinner as well- along with some corned beef of course! 

Babe was finally ready for bed around 7. Holidays are so much fun with this kid, but really enough to wear you out for the next few days. I ended my night with a green beer (and then McDonalds, whoops) in the company of my two best friends, one newly engaged, and her fiancĂ©. 

And as luck would have it, the next day I was reminded of our festive green pancakes when Austin's morning diaper greeted me in the exact same color. 


  1. I feel like such a slacker. I typically make green pancakes for St. Paddy's Day but this year? NOTHING. I was just lazy..what can I say? I also bought Savanna this super cute tutu and green necklaces to take her picture and I never even did that:( Love this post..he looks so handsome!

  2. He is soooo magically delicious! Grandmommy could just gobble him up!!!