My granddaughter Alethea and I are excited to show you our Easter outfits today. Alethea came to visit me for four days last week and we had so much fun together. We had a tea party, watched movies and ate popcorn, and played in a fort that Grandpa built out of a big box.
Since I just got my new runner installed the day before Alethea arrived, I thought what better place to take pictures than the staircase. Alethea doesn't have stairs in her apartment, so she was tickled pink to climb up and down the stairs.
I love pastel colors for Easter, so I wore a mint embroidered top with cut outs in the sleeves with a white skirt and mint heels (all old). Alethea wore a pretty white dress with pastel stripes and white shoes.
Alethea is 21 months old now. She is starting to string words together to make sentences. She remembers me even though she may go a month or two without seeing me. Alethea and her parents met us at a restaurant when they first arrived, and when I saw her walk in I ran to her squealing with delight all the way. I reached out my arms to her and she just so sweetly smiled at me. I said "You remember me!" and her dad said "Of course she did, she talks about you all the time.".
I'm always so amazed at how beautiful our pictures turn out, because our photo shoots are always a challenge. Even though it was a great idea to photograph on the stairs, she didn't want to sit still for a minute; she just wanted to climb the stairs.
I just love these feet pictures! So cute!
Because Easter and Mother's Day are only two weeks apart, I won't be spending Easter Sunday with Alethea this year. We will meet up in the Milwaukee area for Mother's Day. It was nice to see her in her Easter dress while she was here.
Like most toddlers, she is a bundle of energy. She is constantly exploring, opening drawers, cabinets, you name it, and pulling everything out. Every room of my normally tidy home looked like a tornado went through it when she was visiting. I think I spent all day Friday putting everything back where it was. I still haven't reorganized the Tupperware cabinet nor glued a rhinestone back on a vase that she yanked off. Ah, children, no wonder they are for the young. 😄
We made a game of peek-a-boo through the stair spindles.
One part of being a long-distance grandparent is seeing how much they have changed since the last time you saw them. Kids grow so fast, and so many changes can happen in a month or two. In February when I saw her last, she was only saying one word at a time. A month later, and she is making sentences. Amazing.
I am so grateful I can still pick her up and hold her in my arms, if only for a little while. Such a cutie pie she is.
Of course, whatever is going on outside is always more interesting than smiling for the camera. 🤣 But, as always, it makes the cutest picture!
She actually did such a great job climbing the stairs and was so proud of herself. Of course, we never let her climb the stairs alone, and we barricaded the staircase off so she couldn't climb them when no one was watching.
Children teach us how to find joy in the smallest of things, like climbing a staircase. Alethea also taught me how to be proud of myself for even the smallest accomplishments. She was so proud she could climb the stairs like a big girl. She giggled with delight every time she reached the top.
Have A Great Day! Amy
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