Sunday, April 12, 2009

Dressing Up

Well, it's easter. And for so many people in the world, that means dressing up. This is the first time we've actually put Kendra in one of her dresses for church. I think we've had to keep her in onsies before just because we were about to be super late for church each time and decided we'd rather have a few more minutes there than put on Kendra's dress. The funny thing is how many times that has happened already. :)

So we decided to take the family easter picture.

Kendra wasn't actually cooperating that well, but it was a lot better than it was about five minutes after this picture was taken. It turns out she was rather fussy all throughout church. I'm not sure if Ashley has mentioned it thoroughly enough, but Kendra has kind of made a life change. That is, she is sleeping for long periods of time every night now. It happened very suddenly. Like 7 hours, sometimes more, every night. It's awesome. The flip side of that is that during the day she doesn't sleep much. So in the afternoon/evening she can get pretty fussy sometimes. But she's so much more awake during the day these days, and that means Mommy and Daddy are too.

Cuties in Pajamas

I've also seen a number of cute mommy/daughter scenes that I thought were cute while I happened to be holding the camera or testing the flash, so I caught some of them. All very informal, and Ashley probably thought I wasn't going to keep them.

Of course, Ashley doesn't always like my late night flash photography experiments

But she tolerates them pretty well nonetheless.


Kristina said...

I absolutely LOVE that family picture. So cute. That will be GREAT for your mom's wall (which she is reorganizing to make room for you guys). Very cute little dress. That is the fun of having little girls (and I very much want to have some of that fun). Such cute little dresses! You are such a cute family and we are so happy that you are so happy.

Seth said...

No kidding about the trade-off between sleeping well at night and then not sleeping during the day.

Those are some awesome pictures too. Happy Easter!

Jacqueline said...

They are adorable. I really may blow up the Easter picture for my wall. Although, I really love the pajama picture. And Ashley's look on the last one is amazing. I wouldn't cross this girl. So adorable anyway. It really is worth it to sleep at night. You feel human again.

Laura said...

What a great family picture. I love it!!!! Getting late to church ... um, that doesn't really get better as they get older. Hehe.

Cute grumpy look, Ashley!

Peterson Family said...

You lucky ducks!!! Kaydence didn't start sleeping through the night until she was like a year old! Now she sleeps twelve hours each night but it was a long time a comin!
What a good looking family! I LOVE the big bows on Kendra, their my favorite! She has such gorgeous eyes how can you stand not just kissing her ALL day!

Jacqueline said...

Thought you would like to know. I downloaded your Easter picture and the one of Kendra in a red flower and blue band to my flash drive to take to Wal-Mart to have made into 8X10 and 5X7. The girl there looked at them as they loaded on the machine and said I couldn't do professional pictures on the machine. I said they were mine, my son emailed them to me, they are personal photos. She walked around the counter frowning and said, not with backgrounds like that. I said those or DVD cases in the bookcases, no one has backgrounds with DVD cases in them. She said, I don't want to be harassing you, it's just that we have rules here. Anyway, I think it was the lack of sharp shadows and well laid out pictures that put her off. She did let me make the enlargements, but I thought it would give you a kick to know that she was pretty sure they were professional.

Scott and Kel said...

Cute pic!! I love that she hasn't worn a dress to church yet, that is so funny! I am so anal with Haddyn and being dressed, we would just be late...that is so bad! I am such a freak!!