Sunday, May 12, 2013

What I Wore Sunday: Mother's Day Edition

The outfit:
Cardigan: Target (a few years ago)
Cap sleeve sweater: Banana Republic (thrifted)
Skirt: Gap (thrifted)
Sandals: on sale at Target yesterday!
Necklace: gift 
Earrings: gift from my husband a few years ago

I'm wearing my glasses because the pollen is in high gear here, my friends. I have been so sniffly and puffy this week, I decided to give my eyes a break from contacts this morning. I guess that's what we get for the last few weeks of gorgeous weather! 

This is my first official Mother's Day. We celebrated last year, when I was enormously pregnant (see below) and still not allowed to go out, but I feel like it's a real holiday this year.
This is from around Mother's Day last year - same sweater!
We got to go to brunch with my parents after Mass, which went better than I expected although we forgot to bring Emily and Erin's baby food with us. They were limited to goldfish crackers and tastes of banana muffin - I think they were unimpressed. Or maybe just not as hungry as I expected. They behaved pretty well, though. Their Mass behavior this morning gets a B from me, since both girls were fussy and we ended up pacing around a lot, trying to calm them down. It's to be expected from babies, I  suppose, but they are getting harder to calm as they get closer to being toddlers.

Ironically, the homily today was about sacrifice - both that of Christ on the cross and the sacrifices inherent in raising children. I suppose one of those would be teaching little ones to behave during Mass and keeping them calm. I don't know that I feel as though it's a sacrifice as much as doing the right thing, but I guess as compared to the alternatives it would be. For the most part, we've been pretty lucky with our girls, as long as we go to a Mass with some background noise from other kiddos!

I hope all you moms and moms-to-be out there are enjoying your Mother's Day!

I'm linking up with Fine Linen and Purple for What I Wore Sunday! Head on over to see more Sunday attire!