Trying to write these SUPER quick because my sister's about to get back from Mass with the big kids and this is my reward for cleaning the playroom while they were gone...
This is what Cecilia wore to Mass yesterday - terrible picture, but I think you can see most of it... Ballerina dress, polka dot cardigan, pink shorts underneath, and she completed the ensemble with striped socks with glitter hearts and pink flower shoes. Yes, she got MANY compliments on her outfit!
Her outfit today is even better - she came out with a striped dress and plaid skirt, so we reminded her that she needs pants or shorts under a dress, NOT a skirt. But she REALLY wanted to wear the skirt, too. So she added white leggings, her polka dot sweater, and her flower shoes.
Fashion icon, this girl.
But more importantly, everyone actually did a really good job at Mass! We went to a noon mass with a ton of other families all sitting in the same section and I was prepared for mayhem... In our pew alone we had our four kids, me, my sister, Andrew, and a friend of ours and her toddler. None of the older kids needed to be taken out! And Elizabeth only had to be walked around a little bit, AND none of the other families had issues either!
It's an Assumption miracle.
I was really excited to see all those young families but I feel so awkward trying to talk to them after Mass... I need some ideas for family pickup lines. What exactly does one say?
"So... What's your favorite homeschool curriculum?"
"What type of NFP do YOU practice?"
"Does your minivan seat 7 or 8?"
I don't know... I need ideas!
Look at what I got in the mail!
It's my penpal packet from Ashley! Isn't it the cutest? I'm working on my first letter :)
Our tomatoes are out of control! The yellow pear tomato plant is trying to invade everything else - we've had to tie it onto other cages, stake it all over the place, and brace various branches. There's one section that has FIFTEEN tomatoes on one branch! I'm a little concerned that I should pick some off while they're green so that they don't break the branch when they get too heavy...
This doesn't even show what a ridiculous mess it is...
We saw our pastor at Costco yesterday and the kids were pretty excited! Awkwardly, he didn't know our names and thought that we were a differently family that lived with our grandmother? So that was a little weird...
In case you were wondering, apparently priests buy bottled water and eggs at Costco. So now your curiosity should be satisfied :P
THERE! Quickest takes ever! Check out more at Jen's!