There's not much discernible melting going on. We're all wearing socks and winter coats, woolen gloves instead of baseball gloves.
I strolled around and looked for signs of spring besides swollen tree buds. Nothing Not even a frostbitten robin. No shoots. No mud.
That Vegan Mother Hubbard has some springtime cheer on her blog today--you have to click over and check out her twins dressed up for Easter. Too cute for words! In tiny Chuck Taylors to boot! And check out Mom on the Run--she takes Easter outfits to a new level! These posts got me thinking about Easters past and how my mother used to make me and my sister coordinating Easter outfits. By "make" I mean she'd buy an actual Butterick pattern and cut that thin tissue paper and measure our waists and arms and torsos and then she'd sew us skirts, blouses, dresses--even one year sunbonnets that matched.
Growing up it was a thing to get a new dress for Easter and Christmas. Sometimes we'd match, other times we'd get the same dress in different (but always coordinating) fabrics. Lots of gingham and florals as I recall. In the photo above I'm standing on the far right, my younger sister is 2nd from the left. We're posed by the World Famous Hot Springs in Thermopolis, Wyoming, which is where we lived for part of my childhood. Those extra kids were family friends.
Here's another Easter morning picture. Those curls were complements of those pink sponge rollers. Ah, the good old days!
I've never gotten a new Easter outfit since high school. And I've never gotten Team Testosterone Easter outfits either. It's probably a lucky thing, since I hate to shop (unless we're talking books or plants), that my crew consists of 3 boys who could care less what they wear to church Easter Sunday. I'll make them wear jeans or khakis without holes or stains and a collared shirt. As for myself, well, I'll try to find something bright-colored to pair with tights, boots and heavy sweater because DAMN IT ALL, IT'S STILL WINTER HERE. (slams fist on desk for emphasis)
Spill it, reader. Did you dress up for Easter as a child? Do you still? Do you dress up your kids?