Or is it Mothers' Day? Or just Mothers Day? I never really know which is correct - Mother's, belonging to just one Mother? Or Mothers' celebrating all Mothers? Ugh. Whatever. Honestly, I think it should be a celebration of all the women in your life, because they're all mothers in some sense of the word (well, once they reach a certain level of maturity. I'm not giving Cecilia presents for Mothers' Day, no matter how much she mothers her baby dolls...).
Anyway, here's what we wore:
John Paul's pants don't look *that* pink in person. I blame the camera... Also they're still too big, but I like them so he wears them anyway and the suspenders pull them up to his ears. Awesome.
I'm finding that the below expression tends to be my default expression of pictures with the kids. I call it "Apologetic Resignation." It totally rivals Blue Steel. We had family picures taken for the church directory yesterday and this was my expression in every single one:
Skirt: eShakti (I LOVE coral on bottom. Looks stupid on top for me, but on bottom it's so fun!)
Shoes: Same as last week and many other weeks... I only have a couple of pairs of summer dress shoes!
Blurry arm: "Look self-timer, I have pockets!"
What's John Paul looking at?
Mary Claire! And a Sophie Giraffe photobomb!
We layered a little bit more to go outside - Cecilia found her pink sweater and wanted to wear that instead, of course. And how am I to refuse, "Ackscuse me, may I pwease wear my pink sweater instead?"
Blazer: Benneton a million years ago (nope, doesn't button anymore, that's how much bigger my ribs have gotten)
Scarf: Zulily (Elizabeth rated it "very tasty")
John Paul: Mouth full of apple. Can't go to Mass hungry, after all.
The kids did marginally better at Mass this week - Cecilia only had to be taken out twice, and John Paul did well enough to earn 1/4 of a doughnut. Little by little... And now Elizabeth and Mary Claire have started wanting to make their presence known, mostly by happy shrieks. So I'm thankful for bad acoustics so that most people don't hear them!
OH and a PSA - I know I've talked about this before, but do you have your email linked to your blogger profile? Because I'm a lot better at responding to comments via email, and suddenly a bunch of users that USED to have their emails linked don't anymore... Which I assumed was on purpose, because maybe you didn't want me emailing you responses to your comments anymore (not that I'm creepy, right? I did email Cari a song that I wrote for her once, I think that might have been a little much for her...), but THEN I saw that Jamie's email address wasn't linked anymore and I KNOW that's not because I'm creepy, because our bonds of friendship are so deep that I give her pants when she brings a poopy toddler into my house!
So anyway, if you WANT your email to be linked to your profile so that I (and many other bloggers) can respond to your comments through email, this tutorial from Grace should help you out! And now I have to check to see if my email is still linked, because maybe the email eating monster took mine too...
Anyway, linking up with FL&P this beautiful Sunday! Hope your kids decide to take simultaneous naps like mine so that you can take 15 minutes to blog just like me :)