This weekend marked two very important milestones:
First, Mary Claire's first pigtails!
As you can see, she loves them.
And second (and more importantly), is that after over a year of us telling John Paul that if he wakes up in the middle of the night needing to pee he should get out of bed and go on his own, he FINALLY DID IT! Which means no more hollering in the middle of the night! Now I'm trying to convince him that he can do the same thing when he wakes up in the morning - he can peel and cut up a banana himself and get himself water from the fridge, so pretty soon I can pretty much just expect him to serve breakfast to all the kids so I can stay in bed all day, right? Right.
Anyway, moving on...
We had kind of a weird morning today - Andrew's off from singing this week so he decided to take John Paul to Latin Mass with him this afternoon, and I took Cecilia on my own. But she woke up late so we missed our 8:30 usual Mass and went to the 9 at our old parish, which felt like a time warp!
Then I realized that last year at this time was the first time I did a WIWS post and thank goodness, Cecilia has come a LONG way since that terrible behavior that used to be the norm! I can't remember the last time I had to take her out of Mass, and her only real issue is needing to hold still a little more and maybe start participating more, which I'll absolutely take for an almost-3-year-old. She definitely earned the doughnut she got after Mass :)
Here's what I wore (and what John Paul wore, because he had to get in the picture, of course...):
Shirt: Banana Republic via ThredUp
Shoes: DSW (I'm thinking black shoes would work a lot better... but I don't really have any that work right now!)
Scarf: Target (gift)
Looks like John Paul and I inadvertently color coordinated, although he got play dough on his outfit and had to change his clothes before he left.
Play dough + toothpicks + skewers + cheerios = awesome time waster :)
And now the babies are napping, the boys are gone, and Cecilia is in the throes of some VERY important play dough playing (won't even eat lunch because she doesn't want to stop making play dough spaghetti!)
Seriously, what a difference a year makes!
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