It's always like a small sigh of relief for me when I can manage to match the girls for one more year. This year, Sophia saw the dresses when we were in Penney's looking for something else, and she had to have it. The smallest size is still a bit big for her, but it works well enough, and she is SO PROUD that she chose the Easter dresses for the year.
I did a small photoshoot on Saturday, but I must admit that I was not in a very good mood, and I was rather short on patience. And then Sophia had to go potty and the puppy couldn't handle all the people walking by enjoying the beautiful weather (then it snowed today--harumph) and I couldn't handle my children arguing with each other every two seconds, so these are the pictures I got.
Oh, and yes, Puccini is wearing a bow, in case you were wondering. She didn't like it much, but the girls wanted her to be all Eastered up, too.
And, I really have nothing more to say about these pictures. I don't seem to have much to say lately in general. Oh, but Sophia insisted on wearing her favorite red shoes (who can blame her?), even though I wasn't so happy with the way they look with these particular dresses. Sigh.
But I hope you had a very nice Easter! We certainly did.
I like to pretend that I am a SAHM of 3 beautiful little girls (well, I certainly don't pretend they are beautiful, and they really are mine...the pretense lies in the fact that I'm rarely actually staying at home). I'm married to Joel, Dr. Maestro Orchestra Conductor extraordinaire. When I'm not working on my mother of the year status, you can find me singing professionally, teaching voice lessons at the University or in my home, taking lots and lots of photographs, listening to opera, finding a good deal on groceries, reading a good book, or maybe even scrapbooking (that is, if I'm not blogging). Life is definitely overstuffed, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Bria is 12 years old (!!!) and in her SECOND year of middle school. She is growing up into such a wonderful young woman, even though it's killing me to watch her childhood be left behind. She is enjoying school, unless you're talking about math, but her math tutor is helping her to at least understand why she has to do it. She gets up every morning at 6:00 to practice her violin and is beginning to play some really difficult stuff. She may tell you she hates it, but she loves it. I know this because a mom just knows these things. She doesn't feel that she has outgrown her American Girl Doll and loves her to pieces. She loves to read and has discovered that she really likes the fantasy genre. She is such a good girl who always tries to do what's right, help with her sisters and be a friend to everyone and I'm so thankful that she's my daughter.
Chloe is in the fourth grade this year, and absolutely loves school. She is always bursting with things to tell me (consonant clusters! science discoveries! art projects! playground drama!) as soon as she gets off of the bus each day. She is always drawing or creating something and loves to write sweet notes to people about how much she loves them. She has really taken off on the piano, and can spend hours playing each day. She especially likes to compose her own little songs and is quite good at it, too. She loves to read books about cute little puppies or kitties and still plays with her vast collection of Littlest Pet Shops often, but her favorite thing in the entire world are her American Girl Dolls, Rebecca and Chelsea. They are pretty much inseperable. Chloe is always ready with a hug and a kiss and a kind word and is a joy to be around.
6 years old and First Grader at last! Sophia is in love with school--everything about it. She loves riding the bus, doing work stations, recess, friends, and reading. Oh, and snack time. Can't forget that. She is such a delightful child, who is constantly telling us all of the hilarious thoughts that are running through her mind. She is so active that I can hardly keep up with her and is our first child to ever be interested in sports. She took up soccer this past summer, and is looking forward to doing it again when the snow melts. She would also love to do Karate, but since that probably won't happen, she finds solace in Super Mario Brothers. Don't let any of that fool you, though. She's also about as girly as any girl comes. She loves make-up, insists on wearing dresses and skirts to school every day, and loves Barbies and American Girl and dressing up. She started violin lessons this year and has masterd her Twinkles already, because she LOVES to practice. Almost as much as she loves Super Mario Brothers. She's such a fun kid who keeps me on my toes every minute!