These five precious beings have been staying with us since the beginning of September while our son is living temporarily in FL, training for his new career in aviation. Their family had all been living together down there in the sunshine state, in an airbnb apartment; but after about a month in those tight quarters it got a bit unbearable for them, due to the guy in the apartment downstairs who let it be known--by thumping on his ceiling loudly and often with a broomstick--that the girls were making too much noise. (How do people raise families in apartments? It must be so hard!) They were planning to come up here at the beginning of October anyway, to start house-hunting in the area (since our son's new job will be bringing him to DC). They have already put money down on a rental house about 20 minutes from where we live, and they'll be moving in there around mid-October. But until then, they're with us.
It is a very sweet experience to share a pew with these affectionate granddaughters. They like to lean against us and nuzzle our shoulders. (They also like to take sniffs of us, which I've talked about here at the blog before.)
They're very into wearing dresses these days, all the time; so the four of them looked really pretty for Mass. But the youngest, City Girl, had a Sunday Best outfit on today that was just too good not to share here at the blog. For her trip to God's house today she wore a beautiful white dress, with embroidery embellishments and pin-tucks and lace...and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle socks...and pink Crocs.
It was a killer ensemble, as you can see.
|I don't know what to do with my hands!|
I did not wear Ninja Turtle socks to Mass; instead I chose nude opaque tights from Walmart. (Boring!) And instead of Crocs, I chose some camel-colored flats that also came from the sale rack at JCP; they are by Liz Claiborne, but I believe they're supposed to resemble a style of shoe by a much more expensive designer. (Tory Burch? I'm not sure, but I think if I asked some of my daughters-in-law, they might know.)
This is what our breakfast table looked like on this glorious autumn Sunday. The table décor around here is, shall we say, a little more interesting these days.
And that's it for this busy Grammy. But if you want to see what other bloggers (or their significant others) are wearing this fine Sunday, head on over to Rosie's.