16 August 2015

What I Wore Sunday

It's not quite break-out-the-woolens time yet, but we woke up to temperatures in the low 40s Fahrenheit most mornings this past week. Today it was already up to 53 degrees when I got up—nice and warm! I don't know if this will be the last sandals weekend of the summer, but we're definitely running out of warm weather here, and I have a pretty pair of new-to-me sandals from my sister that were begging to be worn at least once before it's too late.

So I couldn't help but go with a summery-feeling outfit for Mass this morning. Are white shoes allowed with a black skirt and patterned shirt? I don't know, but it was this or a denim skirt, and I try not to wear denim to Mass on Sundays.

Top: White Stag, thrifted 
Skirt: Motherhood Maternity 
Shoes: Impo, hand-me-downs

And an adorable two-month-old little lady.

Kit is seriously the best baby ever. She hardly ever cries, except to tell me that she's hungry, wet, or tired. She rarely  complains about being in the car seat, and at home, she happily rides in the sling while I get things done. At Mass she's quiet even when she's awake, as long as I notice when she's getting hungry and feed her. And she sleeps. She sleeps in the sling, she sleeps in my arms, she sleeps on her blanket, while I vacuum, while Little Bear yells right next to her, and she sleeps all. night. long.

She was awake and quiet for most of Mass today, which is unfortunately more than I can say for her brother... Are three year olds just difficult? Please tell me three year olds are just difficult, and it's not just us... Little Bear used to be still and quiet all through Mass, and recently he has been so hard to handle: trying to lay down, fussing and whining when we tell him to get up, kicking and saying "No!"... We've been having to take him out at least once each week, and it's so frustrating and embarrassing! Even the threat of not being able to have his coveted chocolate donut hasn't gotten him to shape up lately. He's doing great in other areas; Mass behavior, though, needs work right now.

Most of you probably still have a lot more summer left than we do; I hope you're able to enjoy some nice warm weather this week! For some summertime Mass fashion inspiration from some much more inspirational fashionistas than I, check out this week's What I Wore Sunday linkup over at Fine Linen and Purple!


  1. With a forecast of a high near 94, i'm expecting more summer here! I'm thinking of some last minute pool playing before summer ends.

    And Peter is also so difficult in mass these days. He likes to move and talk.

    1. Wow, I don't think it got that hot here all summer! We're complaining this morning about our too-hot 75 degrees (inside—it's in the 50s outside, but the folks downstairs turned their heat on); playing in the pool sounds like a good idea!

  2. My baby brother is on the older end of 3 (his birthday is in November) and last I heard he's at a stage where he ASKS to be taken out of Mass pretty much before the opening hymn is even over. You're not alone.

    1. And when I say "asks" I mean "demands, in the kind of volume that only a peeved 3-year-old can achieve."

    2. Ha, yes, I know that volume... We hear it every week right after Communion: "It is All Done now, right?"