Cecilia and John Paul set up the chairs in a straight line, and Elizabeth and Mary Claire immediately climbed up and sat down like such big kids! So I had to grab a picture, and of course the babies were the only ones who cooperated...
But we were using books as props and Cecilia REALLY wanted "Amelia Bedelia Sleeps Over" and John Paul wasn't giving it up...
Mary Claire LOVES flipping through books. Elizabeth LOVES the taste of books.
I had to return some Christmas clothes for them that were the wrong size, and really wanted to get the same thing in a size up but theeeeen I found these adorable one-piece hooded outfits and I couldn't resist! Although Mary Claire's makes her look like a boy buuuut it's not like we ever leave the house, so it's cool.
Why yes, she IS wearing two different shoes in that last picture!
She and Elizabeth are always bringing me random items of clothing and demanding to have them put on, so she brought me two different shoes and a babyleg and I obliged.
It suddenly occurred to me that my hair was looking a little terrible... Because I haven't gotten it cut since before the twins were born!
Here's what happens:
1. I get my hair cut
2. I have a baby (or two) and then never have time for another hair cut
3. Baby turns one and suddenly I realize, "Hey, my hair looks awful!"
4. And then I realize, "Hey, it's long enough that I might as well just wait and do Locks of Love and get a free cut!"
5. So I wear it up in a bun for the months it takes to grow long enough...
6. And by the time I'm ready to get it cut, I'm usually pregnant again.
So I remembered that Sheena (and a lot of the rest of the internet) cuts her own hair and thought, "Well, why don't I just do that in the meantime?"
Using this tutorial on youtube, it took about 10 minutes, including watching the video! I messed with the layers around my face a little the next day, but I'm really happy with how it turned out - there's a lot less weight to my hair and I feel like I can wear it down again.
Of course, wearing it down means dealing with baby fingers... Mostly though, they're not too grabby now, although Mary Claire got tangled in my hair and kindly returned a piece she had yanked out, handing it to me and saying, "Chash!" (trash)
This week's posts:
How to Shop Without Leaving the House - Because it's cold! And you've got kids you don't want to bundle up! And the internet is easier than real life!
WIWS: January-Style - I'm working on a winter style post - it's coming soon!
Not Much But Grace - Perhaps the craziest dinner we've ever had. Thank goodness they chose the weekend and NOT the day we had our priest over for dinner!
Oh speaking of which, we finally had our house blessed for Epiphany! We had it planned for the day after but things fell through and we had to wait until this past Tuesday. And the kids weren't terrible during dinner! And they weren't terrible during the blessing or afterwards! And Father very kindly read to Cecilia for as long as she wanted after dinner, even though her first book of choice was "Twinkle Toes" and I don't know that I've ever heard anything funnier than a priest reading, "Oh how I love to dance, I love to twirl, I love to prance..."
So basically it was a miracle.
But I felt really badly, because our newest priest has been at our parish since July and he told us this is the first time he's been to dinner at a parishioner's house. I couldn't believe it! I just kind of assume that all priests are so busy that they pretty much are eating at someone else's house every night, so I don't ask... Clearly I was wrong!
So can you try to have a priest over to dinner? That's my challenge to you - at least make the offer! I'm definitely going to try inviting ours over more often (we live 3 minutes from the rectory soooo I've got no excuse!).
That's all I have for you - check out more at Conversion Diary!