Sunday, January 19, 2014

WIWS - 1 year!

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
Skirt:  eShakti
Belt:  Kohl's
Tights:  H&M
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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16 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness Mary Claire is looking so big!!!! They're growing so fast!!!!

    And I love your color coordination. I realized this morning, as the girls and I were sitting next to each other during Mass, that there was a whole lot of color coordination in our house right now too (mainly because I wore pink and they've both been insisting on wearing pink everywhere).

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    1. I'm still not ready to call them toddlers but I might have to start soon!

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  2. Love it!! I definitely need to get a pair of colored tights. Something other than black or grey. Your sense of color and pattern mix is inspiring as always. Have a fabulous week.

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    1. Ha, all I have is black and grey! And a pair of navy leggings, but I don't get much beyond my neutrals over here :P

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  3. Love the pigtails! And your scarf!

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  4. Love your outfits! How do you shop eShakti? Wait for sales or buy things you really love? That site's always been an enigma to me. Also: kids doing well at Mass is best. thing. ever. :)

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  5. You look like Meg in that third picture! (Not that it's that different from the other pictures, but for some reason it jumped out at me!) Cute skirt!

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  6. I love your skirt! I need to just go ahead and buy something from eShakti--every time I try to pick out something on the website I get totally overwhelmed, can't decide on a favorite and end up buying nothing :)

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    1. I know, it really is overwhelming! There's so much that's really similar and it's hard to choose which details you like best... I'm with you! Just wait for a good sale and bite the bullet - I LOVE my skirts from there!

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  7. Love all the colors in your outfit, Rosie! And I think the shoes look good w/ it. How cute are those pigtails?!

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  8. I bet Cecilia is enjoying the chance to play with play dough without the babies getting involved. :) Grace's Mass behavior has been improving over the last year, too... so nice. You look great, btw!

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  9. Ok, two things: 1) That face and those pigtails in the first picture are too adorable for words. No, really, I don’t have any ;)

    2) I have always glanced at eshakti from afar, but am getting more tempted by the day. Have you ever had a dress from them? I am loving the skirt...

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  10. I love your skirt. The pockets are just too wonderful. :) Cute outfit, Rosie!

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  11. You look adorable, as always. (Not to mention those kids! Mary Claire really reminds me of my twin granddaughters sometimes.)

    I want to personally thank you for mentioning eShakti on your blog. I think this was the first place I ever heard about that website. I finally ordered a dress from there, and I love it! (I pretty much love every style of dress they sell!)

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    1. I know, it's so hard not to just buy everything they have! And I learned from your review that I really should do custom measurements - the skirts I have are fine but one dress I have is really too large in the chest and I should have known! Ah well, lesson learned :)

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  12. Your kids are so cute! Thanks for being such an awesome person and linking up with us every week. Yay for it being a year!

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