While in Austria Ian and I bought matching dirndls for Aven and Etta. Here is a little dirndl history courtesy of Wikipedia: The dirndl originated as a more hardy form of the costume worn today; the uniform of Austrian servants in the 19th century (Dirndlgewand means "maid's dress"). Simple forms were also worn commonly by working women in plain colors or a simple check. The Austrian upper classes adopted the dirndl as high fashion in the 1870s. Today, dirndls vary from simple styles to exquisitely crafted, very expensive models.
We originally intended to take portraits of them wearing the dresses while we were in either Austria or Switzerland, you know, with some Alps in the background. That never happened so about a month after we got home we went up Milcreek Canyon and found a nice little green spot to take these: