Someone had the final fitting for her First Communion dress a couple of weeks ago. My mother-in-law made it from this vintage pattern that I found on Etsy. As she poured her love and efforts into this dress, I dared not ask for new handmade Easter dresses this year, but that was fine because the big girls still fit in the ones she made them last year. 🙂 She did a fabulous job, and on a gorgeous April day had our Princess over for her last fitting and pictures.
Both Princess and Dino make their First Communion this coming Sunday. What a grace for our family!
I remember when I was expecting her, I had a dream about a First Communion class, and my daughter was in it (although I couldn’t see her face). She was walking in a line with other girls and she had long light hair. The rest of the details of the dream were irrelevant: We don’t attend a parish church in Michigan, and Fr. Mastroeni from our days at Christendom is not our parish priest. 😉
Princess is thrilled with her lovely dress, to say the least. I had intended her to wear my bridal veil, which wasn’t long, and was attached to a comb so she could wear whatever headpiece she liked with it. However, when the time came to get it out…. I couldn’t find my veil. Gulp. I’m praying it wasn’t lost in the move. But the veil she is wearing was worn by her aunts at their First Communion and also her older cousin. The headpiece was the flower girl wreath from my wedding, again worn by one of her aunts. 🙂
Getting ready for the First Communion party was the best excuse to finally tackle the backyard landscaping project. That’s what we’ve been up to this week besides work and school.
Yummy dinner, happy kids. And a stormtrooper.
Posey came into the boys’ room one evening and decided it was time for her to go to school…. in my chapel veil.