Saturday, March 17, 2007

Wedding Bells

My cousin Becky got married today. We had a lovely time seeing our family at the wedding. We took the kids with us because: 1) The bride is one of 5 children, so I was pretty sure she wouldn't be too uptight if one of them made a peep during the ceremony 2) Many of my extended family members who were there had either never met our youngest, or at least hadn't seen us in a long time 3) My parents were also attending the wedding, so who was going to babysit if we left them home?!

We were thankful for a lovely, but very short ceremony. We managed to keep the kids entertained and reasonably quiet throughout it. The folks who sit in that pew at church tomorrow may be wondering what's up with all the cracker crumbs, though. Sorry!


After the ceremony, the very nice lady who played the harp gave J a little lesson. He was fascinated. "It's just like Quincy and the Magic Instruments," he told her. Judging from the confused look on her face, we're guessing she's not a big fan of The Little Einsteins

 It was a little strange to see Becky getting married. She's quite a bit younger than me, and I haven't seen her as much as many of my other cousins. I still think of her as a little girl. The last time I had seen her before today was at another cousin, Jenny's high school graduation open house. Jenny is now a PhD candidate. I guess it's been a while.

 We stayed out quite a bit later than our kids are used to. It was a special occasion and all, so we decided to "go crazy" and stay until 7:30pm. (Yeah, our children go to bed pretty early.) An amazing thing happened on the way home. J fell asleep in his car seat! (Despite the sugar rush he should have been having from all the Hershey kisses my Dad fed him.)And even more amazing - I was able to get him into bed without completely waking him up when we got home! I've heard of other children doing such things, but it has nothing like it has EVER happened in our experience! I'm expecting him to wake up any second now and freak out that he's been sleeping in his clothes. He's a big fan of PJ's.

Congratulations, Becky and Brian. Thanks for having us at your party!
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Lacy said...

I had a great time with you all! Weddings can be such fun...but I'm a girl, so I suppose I'm biased.

You are linked, as well!

Suzanne said...

It was great to see you too! We're going to be taking you up on that babysitting offer soon! Thanks for the link, cuz!