Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day this year was definitely different from years past, but still a lot of fun! The first difference? I decorated kind of a little. Now that we’ve got a little guy, he inspires me to do a little more for holidays to make them special and fun. Not that he notices decorations, at all lol.
The next difference? I was actually sober at the Albany St Patrick’s Day parade lol. Alex was working, so Max and I went to the parade with Mer and her family. Her kids were so excited for the parade and we had a great time! Max really enjoyed the bands – he bounced up and down in my arms, dancing to the music as bands passed us by. He seemed to really enjoy the parade (as much as a one year old can enjoy a parade lol) and I’m glad we went!
I made Irish Car Bomb cupcakes again this year and thankfully I haven’t eaten all of them (yet). I wanted to bring a bunch to Alex at work last night, but they had a fire and by the time they were back at the station, I had put Max to bed and couldn’t go anywhere. These cupcakes are so freaking good, they shouldn’t be allowed. I was bored late last night, so I made some adorable flags from some toothpicks and washi tape. I think the turned out really cute!
Today, we had lunch with Nina at Buffalo Wild Wings. Max enjoyed a Guinness (stress toy to chew on):
After lunch, Max went to Grandma’s house to hang out (and should have napped, but he wasn’t too into it…), while Alex and I went to Power’s Irish Pub to have a drink with some friends:
So we did have a bit of the typical St Paddy’s Day – Guinnesses in an overly crowded bar! We had corned beef and cabbage with the family before we came home and everyone crashed. Napless Max went right to bed when we got home, and Alex has been passed out on the couch for about an hour. Good times!