I’m pretty big on “special occasions”. Birthdays, holidays, anything really. Any excuse to dress up or do something fun. Last year…I sucked at it all. I had big plans, but no motivation to follow through on them. This year, as part of my “New Years goals”, I vowed to get better at my follow through.
When I woke up this morning, I realized that we didn’t really have anything “green” to wear. I managed to dig out some green for Nolan and I, but Matt got pinched because I couldn’t find anything for him. A sort of fail, since we should have been wearing the crazy bright green St. Patty’s day shirts like I imagined, but hey, I’ll take it!
Step 3: Cook the potatoes, mash them, add milk, butter, and more green dye (I forgot to take a picture of this). Also: cook the veg. No dye needed 😉
And my attempt to give Nolan some boston cream pie. Or cake, or whatever it was lol. It didn’t go over well…he just wasn’t interested.
I’m pretty happy with our green dinner. Sure, I wanted to bake green cupcakes, but ran out of time (hence the boston cream pie. Cake. Whatever). Me last year wouldn’t have had the motivation to go through with the green dinner. So I’m proud!!! That’s something, right?!
Matt and I have no plans for tonight. I’m watching Eat, Prey, Love while Matt sleeps (he’s exhausted). It’s come to my attention that I have never gone to the bar on St. Patty’s day and gotten drunk off green beer. Seriously. When I turned 19, it was June. I went to the bar once before I got pregnant with Nolan, then…yeah. Mommyhood set in…the sleepless nights, breastfeeding, exhaustion. I can’t even remember my last few years of St. Patty’s days whilst pregnant or a new mommy. And oddly enough…I’m okay with that.
I hope you all have a very green – I mean great – St. Patty’s Day!!!
P.S. Some cute pictures of Nolan from this morning: