I don't have anything pretty or eloquent to say today or about this particular day. We've had a rough day with a suddenly sick little girl. Ivy came down with a nasty cold in the middle of last night and I was up with her for most of the night. It made for a tired and crabby day for us all...and not much time to think about the meaning of the day or reflect on the memories we have shared. This is me being real.
But, here is a string of photos that recapture the memories we share on Easter, with Vienne.
(For some reason, I cannot find pictures of her first Easter)
VIENNE'S 2ND EASTER
(Vienne's 2nd Easter - and we were actually pretty lame and didn't do much. We had been packing up our house, ready to move from the beach to Portland. These pics were not even taken on Easter. ha! I dressed her up in her Easter dress and snapped some shots while my mom was visiting with her dog, Bob)
VIENNE'S 3RD EASTER
(Vienne's 3rd Easter - the first time we really got "into it" and celebrated.)
(dressed up for her egg hunt at Grammy's)
(ha! I remember she was NOT into wearing the Easter shoes I had gotten her, so she ended up in her "cowgirl boots"! Of course!)
(my beautiful lovely girl)
VIENNE'S 4TH EASTER
(on Vienne's 4th Easter, it was Ivy's first and we had her dedicated at church)
(oh, my beautiful precious girls)
(I remember that Vienne had been practicing her "winks" - she got this one down pretty well. The cuteness factor of these photos is ridiculous.)
(Ivy dressed in her vintage white cotton gown for her dedication at church - 3 months old)
(later, changed Ivy into this other vintage "Beatrix Potter" jumper. I love vintage babies)
(my little poser)
(egg hunt at Grammy's)
(Grammy and Ivy)
OUR FIRST EASTER WITHOUT VIENNE
(at an Easter egg hunt on Saturday - my precious Ivy girl)
(little doll is cruising)
(this morning, Ivy woke up very sick, but we put on our pretty dresses and visited Grammy's house for a short brunch)
(Miriam: "Nice dress".
Ivy: "Nice ears".)
(sad sick glossy-eyed baby girl)
(dressed in blue and green for her sister)
(the Daddas and their girls)
(me and my sister with our girls)
(tired and ready to go back home.
This photo captures the true feelings of our day.
Glad it is over.)