Sunday, June 16, 2013

What I Wore Father's Day

Linking up with everyone's favorite Sunday link-uppers, Camp Patton & Fine Linen and Purple!

Well, apparently Cecilia wanted to make up for being sent to her room right after Mass because she decided to be ALLLL the cute in these pictures, so I couldn't pick just one...  Just look at that kid!  Given the fact that her normal pose is a sullen glare, these are pretty brilliant:



They did NOT wear those clothes to Mass, they got changed as soon as we got home because that way we normally don't have to wash their Mass clothes...

John Paul pressed the button, which always results in over-exposure because his hand ends up in front of the lens and confuses it...


Dress:  Easter dress from Shabby Apple (you've seen it before...)
Scandalously low neckline:  c/o two babies who just finished nursing and a mom without enough sense to pull up her tank top in order to spare you from her whitewashed sternum.  Don't worry, I wore a scarf AND a baby throughout Mass so I wasn't sporting any cleavage in church.  Because I know you're judging...
Shoes:  Falling apart at the toes and I'm maybe considering super-gluing them solely because they're not too ugly and they're comfortable?

We had kind of the perfect storm during Mass today - John Paul was pretty good, but Cecilia was her usual self and on top of THAT, both babies decided to be preeeeeetty much as loud as possible, so one of us was always out of the pew pacing, which meant Cecilia wanted to be with me whenever I was pacing, which meant she thought she could just leave the pew whenever...  So as of this moment I'm planning on leaving her at home with napping babies and Dad next week and I'll take John Paul alone and actually give him (and Jesus) the attention he deserves.  We'll see if no pretty dress makes her willing to behave a little better...

Mass grades, in case you were wondering/want to feel better about your kids:

John Paul:  B+.  Points deducted for sticking out his hand to try and convince the EM that he needed Communion, most points deducted for initiating the "mail slot" game, in which he and Cecilia collected all the pew cards and started dropping them down the slit between the pew & the hymnal holder (the one moment when Andrew and I were both pacing with babies.  SERIOUSLY FOLKS, WOULD IT KILL YOU TO LEAVE ONE BACK PEW OPEN FOR THOSE OF US WITH A TRILLION SMALL CHILDREN???).

Cecilia:  C-.  Points deducted for needing to be taken out, loudly yelling that John Paul was kicking her when he wasn't, and the same old Cecilia antics as usual.  She actually did really well at the beginning and I thought that maybe switching things up and sitting in the balcony area might have inspired some good behavior!  Nope.

Way to find awesome lighting, Mom...

Elizabeth:  C.  Fussy, needing to be walked, made several of her loud screechy eardrum-piercing shrieks at key quiet moments.

This dress may be a liiiittle big...

Mary Claire:  C-.  Fussy, needing to be walked, babbling loudly because you know, "Aaa...  Aaaa...  Babababababa dadadadadadada aGAAAAH!", blew loud raspberries, and bit me HARD when I tried to nurse her.

But I suppose I should give her bonus points because the poor thing looked like she was dressed like a "little fella" this morning...  So I'll bump her up to a C.

John Paul always wanted a brother!
I changed my mind, she just puked on my neck while I was being a fun mom and tossing her in the air. Back to a C-!

Anyway, Happy Father's Day to the man who can rock a bow tie like no other:


Some WIWS skepticism for you...

22 comments :

  1. The mail slot game is a favorite for our boys, too. Louis is even learning how to do it! Unfortunately for them, so am I...I usually take the pew cards away before we even step in the pew. :)

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    1. Oh, and the pictures of Cecilia are adorable!

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    2. I ended up with 4 of them before they gave up and Cecilia started stacking all the missalettes as her "library books..."

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  2. Love the "mail slot" title, the polka dots, and esp. that last pict. of Mary Claire. Cecilia is too cute in those pictures!

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  3. I love polka dots! You look great! And I can totally relate on the "they've tugged on my normally much higher neckline for two hours and it's finally given up the fight" thoughts. Thank goodness for baby carriers!

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    1. I know, I swear some of my shirts are permanently stretched - no way did I buy this many low-cut shirts back in the day!

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  4. You look lovely (as usual), sorry the little girls were fussy ~ hopefully something passing as they look sweetness & light in the pictures.

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  5. Lovely as always! I love that dress. And Cecilia is soooo cute in the photos ... definitely makes up for the Mass behavior :)

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  6. By your standards, you and your siblings behaved abysmally at Mass a great deal of the time. I wonder how well Andrew and Michael (his brother) behaved at church when they were kids? Of course they didn't have to go every week, being as how they weren't Catholic. And maybe they had Sunday school. But you can't convince me that they were perfect, like the family that lived across the street from us when you were a kid.

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    1. No, not THAT family, come to think of it. The one that lived on the dead-end across from our house.

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  7. That skirt is beautiful on you! And here's to a weekend of screeching little ones...ahhh.

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  8. I love the dress! And that last pic of Mary Claire is great. Sorry you had a rough Mass- I was just thinking today that it won't be long before Sophie uses her voice all the time and gets heavy and squirmy... not looking forward to that!

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  9. YOu look awesome, as usual, but I'm especially loving this outfit!!

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  10. My son was eerily well-behaved in Mass today. He is usually pretty good but today he surprised me several times when he actually just watched. I contained my excitement lest he think he should revert back. :)

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    1. I hope he stays good! The 3-3.5 range was when John Paul started being mooooostly good during Mass, and I think he'd be a lot better if Cecilia weren't so terrible!

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    1. Definitely my favorite men's accessory :)

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  12. What is it with babies that bite when you try to nurse them? I hate the biting! Elsa did that too today (not during Mass though..so she still got a good grade).

    I love your skirt...and your neckline doesn't look scandalously low to me at all (which probably means my standards are just too low, or I'm just too used to kids/babies pulling it down).

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    1. And she looks at me like she KNOWS what she's doing, little stinker! Thankfully Elizabeth doesn't do it, I don't know what I'd do with two biters on my hands!

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  13. I love polka dots. And now that I say that, I don't think I own any. Hmmm...Guess I should try to go shopping. :)

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  14. Your kids are absolutely adorable. And so is their mom.

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    1. As this is a Father's Day post, I really ought to add that your husband looks dapper in his bow tie!

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