I’m having a lovely day. I admit that getting up early for Mass is not my favorite thing, but somehow starting the day attending 9:30 Mass is a peaceful thing. Okay okay, we have the typical drama of the two teens getting ready and deciding what to wear, but we always seem to make it on time and without too much of a fight.
Today is First Communion Sunday, and the kids from the school and the CCD program that have been preparing have their big day. Girls in frilly white dresses, boys in ties and all dressed up too. Naturally images of my own childrens’ special days come to mind.
Things were done a bit differently each time. Nick’s was only 3 years ago, and each Mass had a small group of children participating. When the girls had theirs it was one big special Mass………I preferred this way, all the children together.
Adrienne and Caitie with Father Murray.
Aren’t they just too cute? My friend Pam does a Sentimental Sunday, and I thought I’d add some fun pictures for today.
After Mass we went to the social hall for coffee, doughnuts, and community bonding…LOL. It’s really a great time.
We came home, dropped off the kids, changed clothes and Kevin and I were off to run a couple of errands. We went to Marshalls to look around, and then to a little boutique to look at Pandora bracelets…….I would love one, but not sure I want to spend the money right now. Kevin is getting Mother’s Day and Anniversary ideas. If you’re not familiar you add charms to make it unique, I’d like one in sterling silver. We went to lunch and then to Lowes where we got grass weed and feed and some flowers and just stuff. It was a nice 3 hours out.
This afternoon I made snickerdoodle cookies with Nick. I made a new recipe for dinner, and it was not great…….I was so bummed. Oh well…..live and learn. It was so bad I offered McDonalds to Nick.
We talked to Nick last night about changing schools, and it was so traumatic, he was crying so hard. He does not want to change schools. His best friend is there, he likes it there, he is comfortable. Of course he named a half dozen unsubstaniated reasons why he did not want to attend our local public school. It was heartbreaking to see him so upset. We are still determined to weigh all our options, but it makes it more difficult when your child is so against change. I think this is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in respect to education with my kids. Does this give you any indication as to how much I am dreading the college choice we face in less than two years with our two daughters? UGH.
Another week begins tomorrow…………..here’s to a quiet night!