Easter is absolutely, hands-down my favorite time of year. The weather is agreeable (which is saying a lot in Louisiana), the flowers are blooming, and we get the opportunity to celebrate the greatest gift of love ever. There is nothing negative about it! It’s also the time when I gather my little crew together, dress them up, and take our yearly picture - to update our Organic Bloom frames in our living room and to send out to family who live far away.
This year, due to an incredibly busy schedule, I didn’t have the opportunity to take their portraits until the day before Easter. Yup, I took them out in the late afternoon the day before they would have to wear their beautiful clothes to church knowing that if they destroy their clothes that I would be hard pressed to get them something new. I either had THAT much faith in my kids, or I was that desperate to hold on to our tradition. I may say it’s the first one just for the sake of appearances. haha.
But, either out of extreme trust or extreme desperation, out we went to a lovely spot with some amazing climbing trees. Do you know how hard it is to get boys to stay still for a picture and not climb the trees? Very. Even better when the toddler finds the reward candy and helps himself to a lollipop and then tries to climb aforementioned trees. For the record – they were all watched very closely and no one was hurt.
We had a blast taking pictures, climbing trees, looking at ants, and enjoying God’s beautiful creation before going and getting ice cream – still in their fancy Easter clothes. And, they didn’t ruin them!
Here’s a big “Happy Easter” from my family to yours as you celebrate this most joyous occasion!
Yes, I realize they’re all horizontally oriented. That’s because our wall gallery is designed that way and I shot just for our house.