Sorry there haven't been any new updates recently...it's been a busy few weeks of traveling. A couple small things to report later on, but first...the big news...
My Uncle Steve got married, and I suddenly got myself an Aunt Amy.
Now, don't get me wrong...I only have one Auntie...that's Auntie Stephanie, but I have to say, Amy has done a heckuva job so far, and it's only been a couple days! (She did get a head start, since she has been dating my uncle for a little while...)
Speaking of Auntie Stephanie...Here is a nice picture of my her and I....I was a bit worn out by this point, so pardon the expression....but you can really tell that my Auntie enjoyed her dance with me. :-)
Our final wedding of the 2009 wedding season was held up in Connecticut, and we drove up on Thursday morning (Actually early afternoon, since I demanded feeding, and of course a nap)
Thursday night was the rehearsal dinner, which I skipped, since it was past my bedtime. Instead, I got to hang out with Gramma Mindy, and have a relaxing evening at home. Mom and Dad had a baby-free evening, and told me that the rehearsal went well, and that dinner was pretty good, too!
On the wedding day, it was a bit hectic....so many people running around was very overwhelming, but luckily we ended up getting ready at the last minute, and getting to the chapel on time. Mom was concerned that I wouldn't deal well with my bowtie, but it ended up being just the thing I needed to keep calm, and to chew on throughout the wedding. Dad's friend Dumas remarked that I have worn as many tuxes in my first ten months, as he had worn in his first 30 years.
What can I say? I love getting all decked out.
The ceremony was very nice....it was touching, and very sweet. I saw my Dad, and nearly twisted my head off my shoulders to look at him when he walked down the aisle. I barely recognized him after his extreme makeover! I thought he cleaned up well.
A sidenote...Dad had been growing his absurd beard (and by absurd, I mean absurdly fun to play with) for a year, and his deadline for shaving it had passed, so it was time to shave it off...and he decided to go all out and get a haircut to match.
We actually got a fairly decent picture together at the reception, though as always I was tired, and a bit distracted. God, I hope I don't have mono.
Anyway....I made some noise during the ceremony, because hey...I'm a baby, and I was excited. Uncle Steve and Dad laughed a little, but they made it through. (I also interrupted my Dad's toast....he called me out, which was funny....everyone laughed!)
The reception was a lot of fun! There was a lot of dancing and socializing, which is always a blast with this family. Mom and Dad danced around with me and sang the Barenaked Ladies' classic "If I had $1,000,000" I couldn't stop laughing, I was having so much fun! Mom and Dad are so goofy.
I have no chance out there when I get older, do I?
As always, a good number of our relatives were up from Down South (minus a few notable exceptions, since the wedding was on a Friday, and some people couldn't make it...also, my cousin Elise was working on several surgeries to correct a broken wrist, so she had to stay behind....ouch! Feel better, Elise!) They are always fun to see, and love to hold me, play with me, and generally carry me around! I enjoy when people like that kind of stuff, as I am a baby, and those are some of my favorite things.
There were also tons of new friends and family to meet, as always! How many people does my family know!? Sheesh! It was great to see everyone, and we had so much fun!
As the night wore down, I made everyone jealous by switching off into pajamas...Dad let me wear his tophat for the end of the night, and Gramma Mindy was kind enough to take me home so Mom could stay and finish the wedding out with Dad and everyone else.
I'm told that while I was crying in the car with Gramma Mindy, Mom and Dad danced to the song that closed out their wedding...Weezer's Island in the Sun. Aw...so sweet. :-)
All in all, another great wedding to close out our wedding season! First my Auntie Steph, and then my Uncle Steve! I give THAT a resounding thumbs-up!!