Sunday, March 24, 2013

WIW PALM Sunday!

Happy Palm Sunday!  The day on which we recall just how quickly the crowds can turn...  Waving palm branches and shouting "Hosanna!" and turning around and shouting, "Crucify him!"  If you're not going to the Easter Vigil, this is probably the longest Mass you'll go to all year. 

Don't forget to return your palms or find out when to bring them back to church so they can burn them for next Ash Wednesday.  We ALWAYS miss the boat and have a rather large ziploc bag with years of palms in it that we need to take somewhere...  Maybe next year!

I took these pictures pre-spit up.  A warning:  Whenever you are dressed and ready to go out the door, letting an infant lie on your lap with no burp cloth to shield you is a bad idea.  All that smiling and cooing is just a ruse to make you comfortable before they PUKE ALL OVER YOU!



I wore a Forever XXI turtleneck over a J.Crew skirt/dress thing that I've never worn as a dress (because no way am I wearing a strapless dress) with leggings and black boots.

 Not super-in love with the outfit, though - I feel like the sweater is too long (although that turned out to be a good thing, because it hid the spit up.  Ain't nobody got time to change clothes!), the boots aren't right with the length of the skirt...  Really I will get a full-length mirror one of these days!

The children's mass behavior was abysmal.   Just abysmal.  The babies were fantastic, but John Paul decided to loudly act out the stations of the cross in the pew AND on the way to communion (Complete with Jesus' falls.  All of them.) and Cecilia was her usual loud loud loud self.


At least they looked cute, right?

I was really expecting them to be excited about the Gospel, especially considering they made a cardboard box into Jesus' tomb this week.  John Paul keeps crawling inside, closing the flaps, and bursting out saying, "I rose from the dead!  Now I'm not sick anymore!!!"



Yeah, we may need to work on their understanding of the Resurrection...

Anyway, have a restful Holy Week!  Check out other Sunday fashion at Fine Linen & Purple.

21 comments :

  1. Abysmal. That's a word I forgot about. A very good word. Not very good in regards to Mass behavior, but still... ;-)

    I love your color-blocking! One of the best trends, I swear. Minimal accessorizing needed, which I love.

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  2. That skirt/dress is so cute. Perfect for spring!

    I love the kids' clothes. I don't know if those are skirts or dresses that the girls have on but oh my they're adorable!

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  3. I don't feel so bad that my kids are loud during mass now that I know yours are! Even if they're not being naughty, they. are. so. loud.

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  4. What a cute young mom, what cute kids!

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  5. Did you *ever* wear that J. Crew dress as a dress? I'm just wondering about the odd hemline, which I don't think can be explained by its straplessness. But maybe I'm being rude, in which case you should feel free to delete this comment.

    However, I agree with -Kinsi- that the colorblocking is wonderful! And you know I love that blue!

    Plus I really like your blog background. How long have you had it and I haven't noticed?

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  6. I really like your outfit, it's beautiful! And don't worry about the kids, the priest told my friend once that he didn't mind hearing her son gabbling in Church. He said it was really nice to know he was there!

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  7. I love the outfit, too. The turquoise skirt against the black is so, so eye catching.

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  8. LOVE that skirt- you look fabulous!

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  9. Who could possibly pay attention to your outfit when John Paul has such an awesome sportcoat?

    Babies make the best accessories, and yours' even match your skirt.

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  10. I really love the flare of that skirt and the color is so Springy! And I have a full length mirror and think I look good in it and then look at the pictures I took and always shake my head.

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  11. Love the flare of the skirt! What a pretty color! I love the cardboard tomb, too. :)

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  12. That "skirt" is so pretty! I also love the blazer on your little guy. I am a sucker for kiddo blazers.

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  13. I think the black/aqua combo is awesome - several of us sported it this week - fun coincidence! Don't stress about the abysmal behavior. Long Mass. It happens and we've all been there. You went and that's what matters!

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  14. Those children of yours are stealing the show. Mind you, I love the colour of your skirt dress, too. And we also made a box fort this week. If I was a good mother it would have occured to me to tie it in with a gospel lesson and pretend it was a tomb instead of shouting "we're building a house like Bob the Builder!!".

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  15. I love the dress/skirt. I think you could keep the sweater if you changed out the boots for ballet flats and maybe wore a long necklace.

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  16. You look so cute, Rosie! I feel for you on the spit-up business. Also, great reflection! The driving sacrifice is such a great idea.

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  17. I love your dress as a skirt! And your reflection was really good, too. Great ideas!

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  18. I love your skirt. The perfect shade of blue! Your kids are so cute. That plaid blazer rocks!! have a great Holy Week!

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  19. It's okay to dispose of old palms yourself. Just burn them in that wonderful fireplace or throw them on the grill. Once a year, we have holy grilled meat. :)

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    1. Ah! I love the grill idea. We have a fireplace but rarely use it so the palms just sit around forever!

      Rosie, y'all are all so cute. I esp love all the colors that sweet baby is wearing. PErfect accessory! :-)

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  20. I love your color combo today! Really, you look fantastic!

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