Getting ready for St. Patrick's day

This evening we went to Walmart to search for St. Patrick's day clothing for the kiddos and I was completely disappointed in their lack of options.  By options, I mean that I saw t-shirts for boys to big for Ben and nothing for anyone smaller than those shirts, boy or girl.  It was pathetic.  We ended up just getting Ben a green and blue, soccer, jogging suit and Sydney a green and white pair of pants to go with a green and white onsie she already has.

I was also looking for paper and pom poms for our craft tomorrow.  I couldn't find the large sized pom poms that included purple or paper for watercolors.  I guess we'll have to do with out the purple pom poms and using regular paper for painting tomorrow.  We have yet to paint.  I think the project I'm going to attempt tomorrow with Ben may be a little bit over his head but that's ok.  I may end up painting for the project and letting him just paint on his own... whatever he wants.  It doesn't bother me either way.  I found tons of other fun stuff though.  Picked up some things, and thought it best to save some for another day.  I need to go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels and see what fun stuff they have for us.

Shawn goes back to work tomorrow.  I'm a little nervous about being alone with both of the kids for most of the day even though I know there won't be any problems.  I guess it's just because I've had so many problems managing my pain. 

We were originally going to go to the St. Patrick's Day parade out here in Lawrence tomorrow, but with my pain level still pretty iffy, me being unable to drive there, and the weather being to chilly for Sydney, I think we will just have to stay home and watch it on TV.  I'm also planning on making corned beef with cabbage, potatoes, and carrots. 

I'm realizing also, that this month is flying by.  Especially since the 9th when Sydney was born.  I should probably get to work on our April calendar and getting some more upcoming crafts ready to go.  I may begin posting my calendars here as well as printing it out for my fridge.  I try to schedule all of our activities as well as fun little holidays we may participate in, birthdays, and school schedules.  I also have a little more time on my hands since I'm not working for the time being, so I can schedule more fun things for us.  (I say more time because I'm not working [maternity leave] but I did just have a second child so I'm possibly going insane with dreams of more time when I'll really just be more busy than I was before.  We'll see...)  I'll see what I can do, however with the weather being so unpredictable, especially here in Kansas, it's almost impossible to pick a date to go to an outside event a month out.  I have a lot of projects for myself I'd like to see happen although I'm not sure what I can carry out at this point.
Sitting here, typing all this out, I feel like I have a lot to do tomorrow and I'm beginning to feel overwhelmed.  I have to remind myself that what doesn't get done, doesn't get done.  Who cares...  I'm sure everything will be fine.  Especially since I think my mother-in-law may be visiting tomorrow afternoon.  I think Ben talked her into it on the phone earlier today.  He's super stoked about it too.  He's been telling us all night about it.

Really, I am looking forward to tomorrow.  I can't wait to do fun St. Patrick's day stuff with Ben, cook a yummy dinner for my family, spend time with Ben and Sydney,  and hopefully get a little relaxing for my healing in as well.  For now though, I'm off to bed, hoping I get a little sleep tonight.

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