Friday, April 4, 2008
The day before the wedding and the day before that
Franny and I had our nails done together on Thursday for the wedding. It was SO MUCH FUN!!! She thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and so did I! I was so proud of her for sitting so still while she was getting pampered and after while I was getting pampered.
Friday we all met at the church building to help put together the flowers for the wedding party and the centerpieces at the reception. She wanted vases filled with small limes and pink roses. They were really cute! I'm not sure if I got a picture of the finished product, so you may just have to take my word for it. We were there for several hours and Sophie and Franny were both real troopers! Sophie poured her water bottle on herself three or four times, soaking ALL of her clothes, so she just ran around the building in just her diaper (sometimes less!) Most of the time I didn't even know where she was- thank goodness Grant was around to keep an eye on her. That's my Aunt Gayle, Grant's sister Heidi, and his mom Sheryl doing an awesome job on the bouquets. (Mine was terrible! I wouldn't be surprised if someone had to go back and fix mine afterwards.)
Later that night we went to a dinner in honor of Julia and Grant and hosted by the Holmes. It was a really fun night with delicious food and great company. The highlight of the evening for me had to be when the fathers of the couple were getting ready to say a few words and Sophie lost her grasp on her balloon. The string was just out of my reach and Sophie was on the verge of a meltdown; I thought I could gracefully jump and grab the string but I was wrong. Instead a room of full of Julia and Grant's relatives saw me jumping and grabbing at air. That must have looked cool.
Clock-wise: The happy couple- aren't they cute together? Grant cracks me up when he makes that face. Richard and Kristy pretending they just met. Poor Franny, asleep and face-down on the couch. My Dad and Grant's dad saying a few words. (Which I barely heard any of, thanks to Sophie and her incessant whining over a certain balloon. It took my kids a little too long to adjust to the time change.)