Thursday, May 28, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
We arrived at my Mother's house on Wednesday and used Thursday to adjust to the time difference and help my mom with some last-minute errands.
Of course, Brent made time to see his buddy Adam on Thursday night. I think he had a little too much fun. ;)
|Apologies for the "language", but this was the only picture of the two of them ;)|
Friday we hit the road for Nashville, North Carolina.... with a lunch stop for some local eats - "Bojangles!!"
|Practicing for the big day!|
It was wonderful to see family we haven't seen in quite awhile at the rehearsal dinner and start meeting some of Nancy's relatives as well. Brock hadn't quite napped that day, so he was in a rare mood, but took a liking to the colorful balls on the pool table. Good thing everyone was a good sport about him when he INSISTED on holding the black 8-ball and carrying it around with him the entire cocktail hour.
|That would be a slab of butter on his plate.....|
|The grooms cake - a surprise from Nancy to Brian - a recreation of their house in Annapolis (complete with "construction worker Brian" standing on the driveway)|
A wonderful start to the wedding weekend!
The following morning, we had to take advantage of Cracker Barrel being right next to our hotel!!!
|Brock loves his Uncle Mike!|
Brock did okay. The wedding planner had me drop Brock off with the Bridesmaids before the ceremony so he could just hang out with them and feel more comfortable walking down the aisle with Chelsea, the maid-of-honor. Apparently, he just wasn't feeling it and had to be carried. He loved his ring pillow though - held on to it with his life! The smallest of the bridesmaids carried my 34 pound toddler down the stairs from the bridal suite of the Plantation house, out through the sun porch and around the house to the backyard where the wedding ceremony was taking place! Then proceeded to carry him down the brick path with her 4 inch heels! What a super-woman!
Brock stayed pretty quiet through the ceremony too - only started his "Do again!!" when the music started to play and Nancy and Brian turned to walk back up the aisle. We all have to remember - he's not yet 2 1/2 so he did really well for his age!
Brian and his groomsmen were looking quite dapper too! I loved their tie colors and pattern! Very elegant for the event.
Then it was time to party at the reception!! Brock was handed off to a babysitter and headed back to the hotel - kudos to Helen for recommending the best babysitter ever! She was great with Brock and even though I had never met Lindsey before this day, I felt completely confident Brock was in great hands! Thank you Helen!!
I guess we are getting old because we couldn't make it to the end. Oh yeah.... did I mention I was officially nine months pregnant that day? ;) I am so glad my doctor gave me the okay to fly all the way to the other coast to witness my brother marry this wonderful lady. It meant a lot they wanted Brock to be their ring bearer as well. I am so happy you two are officially married and presently enjoying sunny Antigua!
Monday, May 18, 2015
|Awesomely large Komodo Dragon|
A really great day at the zoo too because - NO stroller! Brock was awesome! He either held my hand or ran up ahead about 10 feet before looking back at me and stopping. No tantrums and he listened really well when I told him we were going to see another animal. My only complaint - he REALLY liked watching all the animals and wouldn't turn around when I told him to "look at mommy." (I guess he's on to me that means Mommy is taking a picture). So yeah - all my pictures of him with the animals are of his back!! Silly Brock, I love you!
Then it was off to the Flight Museum!!