If you've been reading this blog for longer than a couple of years, you are well aware of my affinity for matching my girls on Christmas and Easter. I mean, why have three daughters if you can't even dress them alike for important holidays, right?
I've been expecting it for a couple years now, but it finally happened. No more matching. Bria is simply too tall, and I hate the idea of only matching two of them. So, no matching Easter dresses this year.
Let us all observe a moment of silence for the end of the matching Easter dresses.
And then let us all pay homage to the dresses of years past (I did dress Bria and Chloe alike for the three Easters they had before Sophia came along, but I didn't have a digital camera then, and I'm not dealing with my scanner right now, so you can just imagine those years...):
|2007: Sophia's first Easter. The dresses didn't match exactly, but they were pretty darn close!|
|2008: Oh yes, I discovered The Children's Place that year!|
|2009: Same dress, different colors, gorgeous girlies.|
|2010: Oh how I loved these outfits. And those shoes! Couldn't you just die?|
|2011: Not my favorite dresses. It's when I realized Bria was perhaps growing out of this tradition. Also, please excuse Sophia, who wasn't feeling very cooperative that day.|
|2012: We went with a style this year that was more appropriate for Bria's height and age, yet still worked for the other two. And we got a puppy!|
Because if I can't match, I will at least coordinate, by golly!
And, lucky for me, I found dresses that coordinated. They also worked nicely for each girl's individual personality (comfy lace for Bria, polka dots for Chloe, and a cheetah print belt for Sophia, who is obsessed with cheetah print). It was like it was meant to be. It was nothing short of a miracle. (Not to diminish the miracle of Easter, which is the whole reason I needed these miraculous dresses.)