She wore the dress……


but she was not happy about it.


VR dress crying CR


Two yo granddaughter Vivian Rose was crying her little heart out, I’m pretty sure, because she was wearing the Easter dress disaster.    Her mother declares that it was not about the dress, but a grandmother knows these things.

First thing at home Easter morning, she kicked away her Easter basket and refused to hunt for eggs.  (I think she saw the dress hanging.) There is no photo documentation of her hissy fit.  Later the children attended 2 other egg hunts.

She and her happy, easy-going brother,  Alastair, joined a large group of children at a friend’s waterfront home.


A bay


Alastair had a great time.


A egg basket


But Vivian Rose did NOT want her picture taken and instead chose to was snuggle inside with her daddy.


VR Harvey

Shortly after that, she shed the dress and stripped down to her slip.  Happy Vivi joined the party, gathered eggs and loved the trampoline.


VR slip tramp 2


The next event was Easter dinner and another egg hunt at Oma’s house.   The dress was back.  It seems to me that it is definitely an issue.


Vivian Rose thinking, "I look like a bag lady."

Vivian Rose thinking, “This dress would fit Humpty Dumpty”


But just how long can a little girl resist the fun? So once again she pulled herself together,  gathered eggs all the while charming her adoring family.


V hunt


Alastair delighted Baby Sister by chauffeuring her around the property on the kiddie tractor.


tractor 2

Vivian Rose was her happy, vivacious, adorable self.  I think Mary Engelbreit had whispered in her ear.



So how was your Easter celebration?  I’d love to see pictures of your holiday garments and the festivities.

2 responses to “She wore the dress……

  1. Sandra in WA

    Oh, I have a picture somewhere of my own little girl not happy about the dress she was wearing. It was refashioned from brother’s old red gingham check bedroom curtains. She looks quite fretful in the photo and the funny thing is that to this day (she is 30 now), she does not like gingham of any kind, nor plaids, houndstooth, etc. She was just too little back then to tell me!

    (Now give her polka dots and she is very happy!)

  2. Oh, Sandra, isn’t it funny how such little children can have such strong opinions! At least now you know why the dress was so disliked. Personally, I like to have a few pictures of my little ones when they are not smiling, because we do see a lot of them in an unhappy state. My mother-in-law had 5 children. In her huge master bedroom there was a wide dresser on either side of the doorway. Above one dresser was an 8 x 10 portrait of each of her babies smiling and cooing. Above the other dresser was a matching set of each baby wailing. She said she wanted to remember them each way.

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