What We've Been Up To In May

  When we got back from San Francisco, we decided to focus on the girls sharing a room every single night. Since we have a pack-n-play set up in the guest room for naps, we'd taken to only putting them together in perfect situations, like if naps had aligned perfectly so we could get one girl completely asleep before putting the other to bed. Now we're putting them to bed at the same time every night. They usually play for about an hour until one of us goes in and sits with them until they fall asleep. We've been joking that this is the first parenting situation that nobody has any advice to offer! It seems like you really just have to commit and trust that it will get better eventually.



My dad came to visit for the weekend between Mother's Day and Memorial Day. We had lunch at Jack's BBQ and walked around Georgetown, stopping for a treat at Fran's Chocolates and some really delicious lemon curd flavored Greek yogurt at the Ellenos factory. We also binged-watched many episodes of The Goldbergs with him - such a hilarious show!


Claire, Maggie, and I hosted a little May Crowning play date last Friday. We had six children ages three and under in attendance, so we kept it very short and sweet. Extra emphasis on the sweet. We had some coloring pages to work on as guest arrived. Then we had a quick discussion about how Mary is the Queen of Heaven. As the oldest girl, Claire got to do the crowning. The other kids got small bouquets of flowers to lay at Mary's feet. We lined up on the opposite side of the backyard and processed (I use that term very loosely) over to the Mary Garden while singing "Immaculate Mary." After the kids presented her with flowers, we said a Hail Mary and a Hail Holy Queen. Then, we just played and had a simple picnic lunch of bagels with cream cheese, carrot sticks, strawberries, watermelon, cookies and lemonade. I'm hoping we can make it a yearly tradition, although next year I'll avoid Memorial Day weekend because several of our friends were out of town.



P.S. This is the Mary statue we bought for our garden. It's plastic, but it looks really great and the $50 price tag was hard to beat! 

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