Also, file these photos under, "put the black maternity swimsuit coverup downstairs in storage before Grace throws it on in March and wears it to church."
While we were all still in our sleeping clothes at 10:30 we decided that we would go to an 11:00 Mass that was about 10 minutes away. It might've been one of our prouder moments as parents when we slid into our parking spot three minutes early and walked in only one whole minute late. We'd never been to this particular parish before and I would imagine we might not be returning anytime soon. The kids were on weirdly good behavior (Julia was quite taken with a dried out baby wipe and Sebastian with the 20-something girl with the pretty singing voice) but they were the youngest in attendance by far. The lady behind us scolded Julia for taking one (1!) receipt out of my purse, practically jumped over the pew to help us pick up the scattered piece of paper (singular) before the priest had finished the final blessing, and tattled on Sebastian to Simon twice for dropping his bottle. Simon told her (from the safety of the van) that we'd left many churches unscathed in the past and I added that I was going to blog about her, oh yes I was. Who's last laughing now, crazy? After her entire display of allupinourbiz I actually welcomed the requisite, "you've got your hands full!" by the smiley 70 year old man as we were walking out and I swore that we'd never stray from our beloved hospital chapel Mass again.
We're starting to feel more like ourselves again after a couple nights of sleep. I think I might get reacquainted with the Crockpot as I dip my toes back into meal prep after too many weeks off the clock. And I think I'll reorganize my closet because I know I can do better than that mess of maternity + tights with a gaping hole in the back of the knee that I thought were okay to rock to church.
the coldest mess:
Jacket - Urban Outfitters
swimsuit coverup - Target
Boots - Forever trying to be XXI
Julia: A+ (because the look on her face after the stranger scolding about killed me and she kept her shoes and sunglasses on the entire time)
Sebastian: A- (because he only bucked like a Bronco 1.5 times)
Theodore: A- (because he did require a little bit of attention which is an unwelcome change from his usual statue behavior)
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