Normally when I set about getting us matching outfits, I buy Fluffer’s dress first and use it as the jumping off point. Pulling the color palette from Fluff’s dress, I inventory what we have to determine what else we need, then I look online.
This year, however, I began with Kent’s tie. I found this navy blue tie with white and pink cherry blossoms and decided to let it dictate everything else. I got it at Macy’s with his shirt. I don’t remember which brand. I picked up Fluffernutter’s dress there, too. The shoulder shrug we already had from Children’s Place.
The boys’ shirts, vests and pants are from Gymboree as is Fluff’s headband.
Their hats and ties are from Janie and Jack.
Now, all the actual photographers out there are saying, MOVE THAT PILLOW from behind Peppers. And you’re probably right. But since this living room is one of my babies as well, I guess it can also be preserved for posterity.
I was in charge of writing and conducting the Easter program, which due to General Conference was on Palm Sunday. Fluffy was asked to sing her first solo with the children’s group. I was more excited for her than for my own solo. The choir was especially sparkling this year on “This Joyful Eastertide”. Have I mentioned how much I love conducting? It’s like singing except you can’t see the audience.
I will also state for the record that despite the fact that both Fluffinator and I were singing solos and I wrote the program and had to be there early to rehearse and conducted the choir in three pieces, it was the most laid back “Easter” Sunday I can remember. Flufferella and I were all showered up from the night before, the clothes were entirely chosen and prepared, Kent bathed the boys, so all I really had to do was curl and style a bunch of hair. I can’t tell whether I’m getting more laid back or whether I’m just getting better at this. Maybe both. And the boys are older and more manageable. That’s probably the real heart of it.