Well, Andrew had the week off from singing, so we decided we'd try the noon Mass because there was a reception afterwards for our priest who's being transferred this week. This was a nice break from the 8:30, because we had a loooong leisurely time to get dressed and out the door! I made lemon-blueberry pancakes, we all stayed in our pajamas for a while, and then started getting ready still way too early...
Which gave us plenty of time to take pictures!
I think Cecilia is finally starting to understand this posing thing?
Although the genuine smile is still a little lacking...
Here's the only shot I got of John Paul's ensemble (he did NOT take the toy clock to Mass).
This is sadly the best shot we got of everyone... I don't even know why Cecilia's posing like that.
Anyway, outfit details:
Shirt: Repeat x a trillion, Forever 21
Dress: Yeeeeeears old from New York & Company
Mary Claire's godmother, Beth, got coordinating outfits for the twins, which we were pretty excited to debut this week:
But at this point the babies were getting pretty sleepy, even though Elizabeth mostly just wanted to suck on that little tie... And Cecilia decided to throw a pretty epic tantrum because she wanted to bring Princess Seraphina to Mass but she didn't want Princess Seraphina to wear a dress, or maybe she did but she did NOT want us to help put it on, but it was really upsetting that it was off and cryyyyyyyyy cry cry cry!!!
So we decided to leave Cecilia and the twins home with Andrew so that they could all nap, and John Paul and I went to Mass together. Poor Andrew has to hit up a Sunday night Mass later, which usually means awful happy clappy music with out-of-tune guitars, but I think this is a no-music Mass, so it should be okay.
John Paul was REALLY excited to sit in the front pew.
He is not ready to sit in the front pew...
No outbursts, just a lot of squirming and asking what words mean and the like.
John Paul: B
Elizabeth: A+ (napped the entire time we were gone)
Mary Claire: B+ (napped half the time we were gone)
Hopefully we'll all go together next week, assuming there are no huge tantrums before we even get out the door...
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