Ahhh St. Patrick’s Day. If this were 5 years ago you would likely be seeing pictures of me dressed in any and everything green (whyyyy) at a bar, enjoying cheep beer and listening to bad music. Maybe I’d even be in South Boston freezing my butt off watching the St. Patrick’s Day Parade surrounded by other drunk college kids!
Instead I am staying happily at home with my toddler sharing my usual Friday Favorites post, likely eating a delicious green salad. Unfortunately, I did drop the ball this year on cute St. Patrick’s Day activities to do with my son. It seems that is becoming a common trend around here… forgetting about the cute holiday activities until it is too late. But hey, he’s still too little to know any better anyway, right?!
In case you are looking for last minute St. Patrick’s Day activities or snacks to make with your little one, here are some fun ones I have seen! Those lucky charm marshmallow treats look so good, we may just have to make them this weekend 😉
St. Patrick’s Day Activities: Crafts and Treat Ideas
Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats YUM! I love Lucky Charms cereal. Add them to a rice crispy treat and I will eat those up all day and every day, holiday or not!
Healthy Shamrock Shakes! Truthfully, I have never had a Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s. I love their McFlurrie’s but something about a Shamrock Shake completely throws me off. Maybe it’s the mint, maybe it’s the bright green food coloring, but this healthy green smoothie looks like a good idea to me!
Fruit Loop Rainbow A perfect craft for keeping the kids busy. Who doesn’t love to snack while they work?
Four Leaf Clover Hand Print Craft Super cute and easy for kids of all ages!
As far as the weekend coming up I plan to do a lot of blog work, get in a good workout, and do a massive clean up in our house! Typically, I clean as I go so I can avoid spending hours every week cleaning the house. I’ll scrub the bathroom one day, then the kitchen another, vacuuming the living room and cleaning the floors every few days. This helps so the house doesn’t ever feel too overwhelmingly messy. But, my mother is coming to visit from California on Tuesday for a WHOLE WEEK and it’s a good excuse to get the house under control haha!
My Mom Coming to Visit!
This is of course my favorite thing of the week! I haven’t seen my mom since Thanksgiving which is far too long. She lives in California and that just isn’t an easy flight to do with a 16 month old (although I shared my top tips here for flying with a babe)! She will be staying for a whole week and I was lucky enough to be able to take the time off from work!
We don’t have many plans but we will definitely get out for a mommy daughter mani/pedi, dinner & drinks one night, and hopefully a night out with my husband as well! I am excited for her to see L at this stage in his life. He is so playful, loving, cuddly, and BUSY. He is definitely a toddler now versus a baby like when we saw her in November and his personality is shining through.
Have you seen this article floating around the internet lately? It hits home in so many ways. I feel like I am always saying, “I’ll get back to them later,” when it comes to emails and text messages. The days I work outside the home I barely have a second to even think about my messages and those are the days you are likely to get zero response from me! It isn’t because I don’t want to but oh my gosh life with a toddler is busy! Teething, sleepless nights, making breakfast, lunch, and dinner and then cleaning up the house 48 times per day. By 9 PM I am ready to crash into bed! I can’t imagine how it’ll be whenever we add another baby into the mix!
Target Boys Clothes
Oh my gosh. Is this not the cutest boys outfit you have ever seen?! I feel like little boys get shafted a bit in the clothing department compared to girls. How can you beat tights, skirts, and bows? But lately Target has been killing it with the boys clothing and I know for sure what L will be wearing for his picture with the Easter Bunny this year!!! They have tons of other cute outfits so if your looking for a little inspiration check them out!
I just love this sweet boy and his kind, compassionate, and loving personality. He is really becoming the sweetest boy ever, despite the tantrums. Recently he’s started to be really interested in our two cats, always searching them out and saying “hi” in his own way. He loves laying his head down with them to cuddle and petting them while we remind him to be gentle.
It makes me happy to see him be so kind and loving to our two cats. I feel like it’s a little glimpse into his future personality and the man he will become. Animal lovers are just the best.
What are you loving this week? Do you have any fun St. Patrick’s Day activities to do with little ones?