Happy Easter! If you celebrate Easter I hope your day today is filled with things that make it meaningful for you and your family. After finding Easter baskets this morning we'll don our Easter dresses for church and later have family over for Easter dinner.
We've just returned from a family vacation and in our absence Spring seems to finally have arrived. We have a Magnolia tree in bloom and bulbs pushing up and apple trees leafing and the lawn has turned green. Easter is late enough this year that it is more Spring-like, but not quite what it was like where we spent our vacation, and it is still a bit cold. Knowing our weather can't be counted on I packed the girls' Easter dresses on our trip to take advantage of a pretty setting for some family pictures.
The day I tried to get them dressed and take some photos was likely the most difficult part of our vacation! Nothing easy about family photos (especially, as it turned out, when there was other family around to serve as an audience for acting silly), but I think the trouble was worth it.
Little Miss Scarlett was especially difficult to coax into posing. But it is fun to have photos of her being herself. I love the hole in the knee of her stockings! Dressed up or not she is two and always doing something.
This was as formal as it got. So here are the three girls in their Easter dresses: Audrey looks ever the big sister (so grown up already!) and Tess just can't keep her hands (and mouth) off her shoes, while Scarlett is subdued for a few seconds.
This was actually the first time Audrey and Scarlett tried on their dresses. I managed a few times to hold up some pieces to them while they wiggled but a fitting never happened so I was really pleased that everything fits as well as it does. Pleased too with how they all look together--so much more fun to see the dresses on the girls than the hangers!
I think it would have been fun if I had a new Easter dress too. Something in a charcoal grey linen would have been nice. But I didn't get around to it. Too much fun making things for my daughters, and the results are usually superior!
Can you believe this landscape was actually the view from the property where we were lucky enough to stay? We had such gorgeous weather too. Any guesses on the region?
If you're interested in the details you can find them in the respective posts on Audrey's, Scarlett's and Tess's Easter dresses.