On the upside, I was pleasantly surprised by how many lovely flowers were already blooming, and it was really such a nice day to be there (just a little chilly in the morning, but a perfect opportunity for Zuzu to wear a little Easter sweater I'd picked up for her at a resale shop) and--as long as you weren't trying to dine in their restaurants--it wasn't at all crowded.
I climbed with and chased Zuzu in the Children's Garden and it was so nice to not be pregnant and to be able to keep up with her. Last summer I felt so hot and heavy and slow, but on Sunday I was able to go across the rope bridges and duck into the corners of the little cave.
I swear Coco had more fun than it looks like she's having. Zuzu was obviously too busy to pose for photos. I don't love that David and I have sunglasses on in all the photos, but I also don't like squinting. It was still a beautiful day at the gardens, though.
|Skipping along, but refusing to look toward the camera.|
|Seriously, Coco? Is it really that bad?|
|They're both looking in the same direction. This is as good as it's going to get.|
|Pensive baby, face oddly shadowed. Flowers are pretty!|
|Happy baby tongue.|
|Mama and Coco. Took about 50 photos to get this one.|
|This basically sums up the reality of the photo session.|
|Close up on the sweater. Isn't it sweet?|
|Coco is so over us.|
|Close up on Coco's face. That lip!|
|Oh, hai, baby. Thanks for the wave.|
|Running away at the Children's Garden. Not pictured: meltdown when it was time to leave.|
After the gardens, we headed back home to have lunch. We were already late for nap time, so we decided to skip it and had another Easter egg hunt in the backyard. Then we busted out the new chickens.
The old chickens are alive and well, but no longer laying for us because they are lazy bitchez. So they are going to retirement on a farm owned by one of the teachers at David's school (that's not a euphemism).
|Easter egg hunt at home.|
|Singing to the chickens. Like ya do.|
|Grandma Peppa shows Zuzu how to pick up a chik'n|
|Making chik'n friends|
I don't think I'll ever get the perfect, smiling-yet-candid shots that I envision when I try to do these little photo sessions of and with the girls. But even with the drama, the pouting, and the singing, I love that we are able to capture a little bit of who they are right now.