Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Big Event

The wedding is over.  If I'm feeling this relieved...I can only imagine how Meredith is feeling. 
The only way I could make this girl STOP was when I ask her to be a ballerina.

 At home Rhett said, "I'm not going to do it!  When it is time, I'm going to run and hide and scream, because I'm not going to be a ring bearer."  We couldn't put it past him...he did this same thing at a speech therapy appointment.  I was scared...
 So, there were threats and bribes and when it came down to it he said, "I didn't know this was going to be so fun."  Phew.
 All I have to say is...it a really good thing they are all so cute.  Really.  I had so much fun sewing for the kids.  I was thrilled when Meredith picked out a silk Gingham for the girl's dresses.  Gingham, my favorite print.  My skills were tested with the flower, but I'm so glad I challenged myself, because the flower really MADE the dresses.  My girls looked so cute together.
Meredith & Aris.
 Then there is Rhett and his wardrobe.  I made his vest and pants as well.  I made the vest twice, because the first time I made it...it was so short.  He is such a tall boy with a long torso that I needed to make the size 7 longer for him.  The vest was lined with the same fabric as the girl's dresses.  No one saw the lining, but I did and it sure looked cute.  His pants fit him PERFECT if I do say so myself.  He had the cutest little buns in his fancy man pants...made by mama.
 Man, he looked handsome.
 There was love in the air, because these moments are fleeting.  I mean...look at those buns.
 A moment with Gramps.
 Mezmur couldn't wait to get her flowers.  It's what we said to her all day..."make good choices and you'll get your flowers"..."take a good nap and you'll get your flowers"..."put on your dress and you'll get your flowers." 
 Mavis loved her flowers too...Dan thinks it is what kept her distracted and helped her walk down the aisle.  Here she is looking for a ripe berry...she was very confused by the green berries in her bouquet.  The girls did great and so did Rhett...or so I hear.  I was hiding behind the curtain after I released the kids.  I also heard the wedding was nice...I had to sit way back with Mavis.  She was wild and wanted to nurse. 
 This is Mezmur looking at Meredith.  She thought Meredith was a princess...she sure looked like one.
 This was the best/only photo I got of the bride and groom...I thought I would leave those photos to the professionals.
 Then the party really got started.  There were crackers, crowns, a pinata, dancing, drunk people, and the food...amazing.  Although, my plate was taken away when I left on a trip to take Mezmur to the bathroom.  The efficiency was over the top.
 Mezmur took this photo.  I thought it was great.  Although, she was trying to take a photo of my Godmother who traveled here from Phoenix.
 Rhett even had fun, despite his disdain for food and adult parties.  He went around the room gathering all the unpopped crackers for himself...while Mezmur flirted with the old men who gave her flowers from the table.  Don't ask Rhett to dance with you though...
 Only the cool people donned their crown.
 Me and my girls.  Look...no vomit!
It was a really fun event.  I think I've said it before, but I'm so glad Aris nailed it down!  We love Meredith!!! 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Our Glamorous Life

It's a glamorous life we live.
On our way to pick up Rhett at camp...Mezmur ran into the curb with her bike, flew off, and gashed her chin.  The first words out of my mouth were, "Mez!  You need to watch where you're going!"  Then came the blood and screams of pain.  I obviously felt bad for my first words and as I looked at the pink flesh hanging off her chin...I knew it was serious.  We headed right over to urgent care where they said, it was too big of an abrasion for stitches!  Yikes!  It has healed amazingly.  Kids heal so quick and a week and a half later...it is almost healed!  She will likely have a scar, but it will be a story she will tell her friends.  She was so brave the whole time and she got lots of treats and special attention...she loved it!
 Today is my brother's wedding.  I'm so excited and I hope it all goes down without a hitch.  I made this little cross-stitch for Meredith as a shower gift.  It's still not done...maybe I'll have it finished by their first anniversary.
 Last night was the rehearsal dinner.  Some family questioned whether or not we should get a babysitter for the kids, but we decided to bring them along.  I figured worst case scenario Rhett was bored and acted out and Mezmur was a pill.  The big kids were great!  Rhett sat and listened to his favorite...Conor Oberst...on his Ipod (my old Ipod) the whole time and Mez flitted around like the party was for her.  I didn't think I would catch my own sweater on fire and that Mavis would puke ALL OVER ME...all before I finished my second glass of wine.  I was COVERED in puke down my dress and on my shoes.  Mavis was fine as soon as she nursed.  We boxed up our dinners and headed home.  And yes, I caught my sweater on fire.
 It was really disappointing for Dan and I.  I mean...it's my brother's wedding.  I was so organized for the big kids and their needs and I never would've thought Mavis would puke.  I mean...she has NEVER puked before.  Dan and my anniversary is tomorrow and I'm not even sure we will be able to celebrate it at all.  I know this is a short season...it will pass.  Then...I'll be crying because my kids won't want anything to do with me.