Last year, we headed to Ennis to get blue bonnet pictures, but this year we went ahead and took advantage of my parent's arboretum pass and headed there to take pictures with tulips instead. On our way to the entrance, Emma found a caterpillar and of course had to tote him around for a little bit before finally announcing, "oh no, he killed'.
Like I have said before, this romper may be my most favorite toddler clothing I have ever purchased! She is just so so precious in this :).
Ev's stopped to smell the tulips :).
Emma may or may not have snatched a tulip while we were
A few sillies and we finally got a real smile, always indicated by the right eye almost always being closed.
I tried to get the girls to stand in front of the tulips, hold hands and smile and this is what I got ;). I had high hopes from the near perfect picture I obtained for our Christmas cards, so I am going to have to lower my expectations in the future ;).
This girl gave me her best cheese face.
Monkey see, monkey do with these two.
Then, our littlest decided it would be time to hop.
Getting those arms all ready to hop :).
And then, the teeniest, tiniest hop you have ever seen :), promptly followed by a huge smile because she was just so darn proud of herself for hopping!
The best picture I obtained of these two, together all day :).
Oh, Emmy Lou (our latest nickname for her), we sure do love you :).
At that point, I had gotten tired of trying to get them to smile for the camera, so I actually just decided to put that thing away and enjoy the moment :). From that point forward, I only used my iPhone until later in the day when Emma asked to hold Eberleah. I have to say, I enjoyed myself a little more and I am sure if you asked my husband became a little more pleasant to be around ;). Anyways, I digressed... the girls favorite part of the day was when they found the fish :). Emma fed them apples, because 'mom, fish like apples!', duh!
And climbing on the rocks; I just love Ev's gets up on her tippy toes!
As we were walking out, we stopped for a bathroom break. As soon as we were through, Em's insisted on holding Eberleah, which in itself is laughable since they are about 3 inches and 3 pounds apart, but needless to say we went ahead and let her hold her and Emma was pleased :).
Sweet Everly was beside herself sleepy, so none of these pictures turned out great, but I just love watching their sisterly side :).
Melts my heart; moments like these make me feel beyond blessed that I am their mama.
I think Everly fell asleep mid-hug ;).
Besides the picture of Emma, this may be my favorite picture taken all day. I didn't realize it at the time, but I captured their reflections perfectly.
Love these girls :).