Monday, July 28, 2008

Our First Outting as a family of Four!


On Saturday night I decided that we'd try to see if we could actually make it out of the house, all four of us, dressed and ready to go to Mass on Sunday morning. We decided we'd shoot for the 10:45 but if we had a long night or didn't make it we'd go to the 12:15. Well, we made it but it was more like 12:30...oops. I hate walking in during the Homily but hey I think a two year old and a two week old ought to earn me a pass to be a little late to places right now. Not to mention that 15 minute "Bresnan time" window that I married into and now seem to depend on myself! HA!

The proud grandparents holding their newest! Thankfully they saved us seats!
Here we stand all four of us. This is the spot I was Confirmed, and where Mike and I took our Vows. Our church is under construction and almost finished with a new gorgeous sanctuary. This altar will soon be gone. It's bittersweet for us since this area where we have Mass now will soon be something completely different. Lindsay was baptized in the chapel because the roof was being repaired at that time. Brooke may be the first baptism in the new church if all goes on time. If not, she'll probably be baptized in the same place as Linds. Either way we wanted to get one last picture together here. We're not sure if we'll make it to whatever the final Mass will be in this church and I was very happy to get this shot of us all here.
Lindsay has been spending lots of time with her grandparents and has been going to church more regularly than anyone else in our house. She has learned to make the sign of the cross and she says most of the prayer at the table when she feels like it. (Sometimes between a bite or two of food that she can't wait to eat!) She couldn't wait to get to the Holy water before we left and since we hung out til the church was empty Mike took a couple of pics.
Lindsay says "Father, Son, AMEN" for whatever reason she forgets or won't say "Holy Spirit". It's pretty funny. The other place she likes to bless herself these days is in the bath tub. Mike has managed to finally get it on video. She stands up (in all her glory) shoves her arm into her blue Tupperware cup and does the sign of the cross. It's hysterical.

At any rate Sunday was a good day. We had lunch after church with Mike's parents and then did some grocery shopping. Both girls were angels and Lindsay was especially well behaved considering she had no nap. I really enjoyed being out of the house for most of the day. I haven't gone out without Mike yet. I'm wondering how soon I'll actually go out with both kids alone and feel like I can handle it? It's scary enough keeping up with one! Yikes! I definitely don't intend to try it until I feel up to the task. For now I'm still not moving at top speed with my C-section incision. We'll see in another week or two!


8 comments:

Melanie said...

No better place for your first family outting! I love the pictures. You make 1 gorgeous family of 4!!!

Anonymous said...

chris, you look great! i would have guessed you had a baby 2 weeks ago! :) both girls are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

ok, again, here's why i need to proof-read my comments...

what i meant to say was, "i would NEVER have guessed you had a baby 2 weeks ago!". :)

The Smith Family said...

WOW, you look great! I need to know your secret to looking so darn great after having a baby! I'm still fighting to find clothes that I can wear. I'm not back into my pre-pregnancy clothes just yet, I keep telling myself it's only been 2 weeks...but I get frustrated!

I go back to work on September 2, the same day Zachary starts kindergarten and Ben starts at his new sitter's. I am sad I won't be able to take Zachary to his first day of kindergarten, I am hoping Mike will be able to get the morning off so he can do it, if not we will ask one of his grandparents to do it. I have to be to work at 8am and Mike works at 6am, so that leaves me all by myself in the mornings to get everyone ready and out the door. I am having anxiety over being late my first day back!

Cat said...

Hi Chris! Thanks for stopping by the blog - still very new to it but really enjoy it.

I love that your daughter makes the sign of the cross in the tub. When we started going to church more regularly (we're Episcopalian) Maya would run around the house saying "body of Christ, body of Christ" for no reason. When she finally started taking communion, she looked at me after the Rector handed her the wafer and said, THIS is the body of Christ?? Needless to say, folks in the communion line got a kick out of it.

Andrea said...

How special! I love all of these pictures-especially the ones of Lindsay and the holy water/making the sign of the cross. TOO SWEET! I LOVE IT!

MBKimmy said...

You look wonderful and you send me hope ... you are holding Lyndsay ... how is that?! That is my biggest fear ... not being able to hold Tatum. I cry about it everyday ,... talk to you soon I will try to call this week!

Chris said...

Hey Kim if you're c-section goes ok you'll be holding Tatum by 3 weeks. I shouldn't be holding Lindsay either but well...it just happens. I try to be careful not to strain or carry her for long. I actually carried her up for communion on Sunday to avoid a melt down in church. Mike wasn't thrilled with me but I didn't give him the chance to do anything. I just grabbed her and went. Anything to avoid a total tantrum in the middle of Mass.