Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Cowgirl in the Easter Dress

My DIL is Greek and so we celebrated Greek Easter this past Sunday. Here's some of us in my son's living room.

My DIL and her Mom are at the dining room table
My son and Tita Geli on the large sofa with Hope between them
My oldest niece and her boyfriend on the love seat
Uncle Mike is texting

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The day started with Hope being annoyed that she had to stop playing to get dressed



I told her that Elmo was shocked at her behavior


And got the smile I was waiting for plus a pose where she's  "sitting like a ballerina on TV"




One of the many chocolate bunnies she got


And yes, she wore her cowgirl hat


25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

She is so adorable and I do get such a kick out of the photos you share with us!! I've been following her since the day she was born and have enjoyed watching her grow up through your photos! Love them and her!! Have a great week -- both of you! And big hugs to you both as well!

Sylvia

LL Cool Joe said...

Hope has beautiful eyes. What a great set of photos. Looks like everyone was having fun!

Jay Simser said...

Ditto what Sylvia said. That smile is to die for..

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Is she adorable, or what? So pretty and so grown-up....(How did that happen??)
What a FABULOUS Smile, too....! I know she just lights up any room she is in....! Please give the Adorable HOPE, a BIG BIG HUG from me....!

Mike said...

Where did Hopes hair go!

Kay L. Davies said...

Hope really is adorable. Her dress is beautiful, and that was a good trick of yours, using Elmo to speak for you. LOL
Looks like everyone had a good time.
K

ellen abbott said...

Still a cutie pie and of course! The cowgirl hat was a must!

Ron said...

Dianne, this post had me smiling and giggling like CRAZY!

"I told her that Elmo was shocked at her behavior."

Bwhhahhahahahaha! OMG, that caption, PLUS the photo below it made me HOWL! That was STELLAR!

What gorgeous shots you got of precious Hope! And please tell her that Uncle Ronnie ADORES that dress of hers. She looks stunning in it!

((((( Hope )))))))

Thanks for sharing this, dear lady. Enjoyed it thoroughly!

X ya!

Hilary said...

Cowgirl Hope is just adorable. I love the look in her eyes in that third image. What a doll.

DJan said...

Must be hard to be a diva at her age. But she can't help it, she's just too too adorable. I love her expressions! :-)

HermanTurnip said...

Hope has such a great smile. You should make her smile in all of her pics. She looks much too serious without a smile ;-)

And yeah, our Easter was great as well. Midnight mass. Lots of candy. And a great dinner with our traditional cheesecake and bread. Aw yeah!

Cherie said...

Darling! My fav pic is the b&w one with Elmo in color showing how he'd prefer she put on a smiling face. :)

Gina said...

Good little girl, Hope, who is so tolerant of her Nana. ;-)

Oh, those eyes. What a beauty!

Akelamalu said...

Hope looks so sweet!

Granny Annie said...

Her choice of an Easter bonnet is perfect!!!

Daryl Edelstein said...

there are moments where she looks just like you .. there's something in her expression .. and those eyes .. her daddy's (and your's) .. how do you stop yourself from hugging/kissing her constantly?

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

dang she is getting so big.... and so dang cute

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Isn't she absolutely adorable. She deserves two Easters! so do you.

Jeni said...

Pictures of Hope never disappoint me -always just so darned cute and sweet!

Ivanhoe said...

What a ham! Love her, love her, love her :)
Hugs to you all from Ohio,
I.

Au and Target said...

Nice dress! What's a DIL? Darling In Life? Dude In Love? The other things I can think of are NOT for a family blog :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

wow she is adorable, we love her dress!She is growing up so fat!A princess for sure!
purrs, love to you all!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and mammy Léia

Linda Reeder said...

Hope's expressions are priceless!

Jackie said...

Well doesn't she look brilliant in that cowboy hat - she knew all along!

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Reb said...

What a pretty dress and I love her hair up in a french braid, so grown up. She is going to be a knock out in a mere few years, then dad will be beating the boys off with sticks.