St. Patrick's Day Snack

The last time I was at an Irish pub, I ended up puking on the beach in Key West during what would've been the most romantic night in my, it's safe to say that I am staying in tonight. And for the record, it was still totally romantic, just in a, I'll hold your hair back while you vomit, type of way. *insert shrug emoji . I have an early morning tomorrow, so I will just be cuddling on my couch watching a movie and munching on Lucky Charm popcorn. I'm a sucker for a salty-sweet snack, during Halloween I usually mix candy corn, pretzels, and popcorn together to snack on during a movie, so why not Lucky Charms, right?--and super easy.  I had other plans for a night time snack, but I had a busy morning running errands, fitting gym time in-between,  and by the time I was finished doing what I needed to, I was pooped. I figured tossing some Lucky Charms into a bowl of popcorn would be easy and just enough to say I at least attempted to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at home. Oh, and I just remembered that I intentionally wore green workout gear, I suppose that counts as well.

Before I sit down with my little to enjoy our popcorn, I wanted to leave you with a few St. Patricks Day snack ideas I had pinned for today. My family would go nuts for these.

Irish Potato Bites // Everything we love!

Lucky Panacakes // Gives "Top of the morning" a whole new meaning 

Donuts For St. Patrick's Day //  You had me at charmed glazed donuts. 

St. Patrick's Day Bento // I am in love with how adorably delicious this looks. 

Green Velvet Cheesecake // Might as well give up being fit now. 

P.S Lyla was stoked about having the "job" of sorting marshmallows from the cereal, and she didn't even sneak one. She is such a good little helper.

Twenty Three

Last Monday I turned Twenty Three, eep! Though I wasn't able to celebrate the way I had anticipated, it was definitely one for the books. Given the status of Alan's health, our family hasn't been able to do much of anything, other than bless the military with our entire family's presence and ride back-and-forth to doctor's appointments--super fun! Ugh, and I feel so horrible dragging Lyla around, she really is such a trooper and a lot more patient than I was as a toddler. There has only been a few times where I've had to take her aside and let her regroup--that's how we handle tantrums in this family. Really, it's the adults in this situation that have been the biggest pain in the ass. 

I did manage to make some time to go get a mani-pedi done, with Lyla of course, because Daddy had to go attend to more military needs, I'm just thankful my assistance wasn't needed and I had at least little bit of time to get pampered. Honestly, there is so much going on with our family and the military at this time, more so than I feel comfortable sharing at this point, but to put it out there, it was really hard to enjoy my birthday with the amount of stress our family has been under. It will all be over soon--I hope. Back to getting pampered, I went to try a new salon which just so happened to be sort of extravagantly decorated. Well, it only took about two minutes before Lyla picked out a beautiful bright red nail polish...which she then dropped and broke all over their marble floor. Kids are great, aren't they? Lyla's reaction was priceless, she immediately felt bad and the look she wore on her face just broke my heart, she was so embarrassed and I couldn't help but to laugh and hug her. No good would've came from shaming Lyla, it was an accident. These types of situations are embarrassing, but as a parent I think it is important to remember that these things happen and the way we respond can either make a child feel loved or like an inconvenience. We ended up having a great time, Lyla was such a little princess in the chair and didn't need any re-polish (I've never seen her be so still). The highlight of my birthday was when Lyla was getting her toes painted, looked up at me with her big soft eyes and said "Mommy you're my best friend." 

The rest of the night I spent getting my back tickled and catching up on some of my favorite TV shows: Vanderpump Rules, The Walking Dead, and Bates Motel. For nothing, it was pretty awesome.