As fantastic as our Easter holiday was this year, our Easter photos didn’t turn out as fabulously as I had hoped. This was the best of the bunch, after the maximum editing I could muster:
You’ll notice that I went all 1970s on my children this year: everyone has matching outfits. Hee-haw. All of these print are from the Hello, Luscious collection from Basic Grey, and I had this insane idea that it would be awesome if we all were matchy-matchy, and then took photos together, and wouldn’t that be cute, right? But aside from the fact that it was SO pretty and sunny out that every photo totally blown out with sunlight, most of them are some variation of this:
What I thought would happen was that I’d take a photo of my husband with all the kids, then I’d trade places with him and get a photo of me with all the kids, then I’d just photoshop myself in and voila! A family portrait! But as you can see, there wasn’t a single photo of me that would be even remotely acceptable. Of course, I’ve taken exactly five photos since the ninth grade in which I have my mouth shut, so it’s not exactly a surprise…
The up-side is that their outfits all turned out super cute. Our boy wore a button-up shirt with short sleeves and his Perfect Pants in linen, (both from the Sewing Clothing for Kids e-course), and the girls wore their button-back dresses with super whirly skirts, both with a Peter Pan collar matching their brother’s shirt. So cute, for reals. Our eldest is wearing a sundress which may or may not be featured in my new book, and which is actually the same pattern as my dress in those ridiculous photos above, except mine is the strapless version. Because I’m a grown-up, and I can.
Fortunately for me, I have had multiple opportunities this Easter holiday to showcase my brother/sister outfit fetish, like the local massive egg hunt we attended with all four children. Check it out: a WHOLE OTHER OUTFIT for egg hunting, and they STILL MATCH. I am either sick or a genius. I may possibly be a sick genius; I can live with that.
This is a fabulous Laurie Wisbrun print that I adore (and that Holly at the shop convinced me I needed to buy yards and yards and yards of). Our five-year-old got a cute skirt, our boy got another shirt but this time with a cowboy/western thing going on, and the youngest got the same dress she wore on Easter, but with a squared neckline rather than a Peter Pan collar. Our eldest would have agreed to wear a headband of the same fabric, but it didn’t go with the shirt she wanted to wear. Teens.
Seriously, is there anything cuter than your kids all matching? I know–if you grew up, like I did, during the ACTUAL 1970s, then you have some really wretched photos of you and your siblings in some seriously garish matching outfits. And if you grew up in the South, you have seen some truly gag-inducing Sunday-best outfits for boys and girls, probably with matching smocked insets. But these! Are so cute!! I’m not crazy, right??