Well, this week was actually a pretty good week for Mass, behavior-wise.
Andrew had the week off from singing, and the babies woke up fairly late, so they both got naps in before the 10:30 Mass and were relatively cheerful the entire time. Hurrah!
John Paul and Cecilia weren't too bad - Cecilia did have to get taken out once, and she kept taking off her sandals (and always insists on taking off her sweater as soon as we get to Mass, I don't know why...). But she and John Paul didn't fight at all! And they didn't make the babies cry with their constant attempts to maul them, so I'll give these grades:
John Paul: B (insisted in kissing Elizabeth 5 times on the head each time he got near her, yanked my arm after communion because he was trying to convince the EM that he had received his First Communion already)
Cecilia: B (spent a while lying down on the kneeler, but at least she was quiet? Kept shoving her face into Elizabeth's hands trying to get her to pick her nose...)
Mary Claire: A (didn't need to nurse, made hardly a peep the whole time, sucked quietly on the carrier when I took her up for communion)
Elizabeth: A (nursed briefly but I knew she would need to, sat quietly in the carrier for the beginning of Mass, played quietly with toys for the end)
Now pictures... Well, every week I set up the self-timer and John Paul pretty much always jumps into the picture. This week he wasn't dressed yet, so I assumed he wouldn't be able to hear me from the playroom. Well, kid has ears like a bat, so he raaaaaan to me and jumped into the picture in his underwear. Will these pictures come back to haunt him some day?
I call this look "Librarian Chic" - definitely not pairing that cardigan with a full skirt again. Anyone have good sources for cropped cardigans? The high waist really needs something cropped, and I gave away all my old cropped sweaters from college because they stopped buttoning after I had babies...
And just so you see that he DID get dressed, here's what John Paul wore to Mass, blurry and shoeless:
Hope your Sunday is beautiful and relaxing!
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