Monday, May 9, 2011

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Warren Parker

Saturday was the wedding of Brad's younger brother Warren to his bride, who the kids have affectionately dubbed "Aunt TT." It was a casual, slightly Western affair, out on the farm of Tara's parents. Aubrey was the flower girl and Aiden was the ring bearer, and surprisingly, both did really well. After the disastrous rehearsal on Friday night, when Aiden threw a giant tantrum and refused to participate and Aubrey melted down into a heap in the grass, I am sure Tara was cursing the day she'd asked my children to take part. (She was much to gracious to ever show it, though). But when the music started on Saturday and the kids were sent down the aisle, Aiden helped his sister down by guiding her gently on the back, and Aubrey carried her basket of petals and even managed to toss a few. Aiden stood near the groomsmen the entire service, gave the minister the rings on cue, and even managed to survive the entire ceremony without once throwing the pillow or sticking his butt out and fake farting (all things I had dreamed about in my nightmares).

The wedding was lovely and heartfelt, followed by a fun reception full of dancing and laughter. Brad even made a few appearances--his "Flat Daddy" made rounds at the reception, posing for pictures with family, and during the toasts, we played a video message for the bride and groom that Brad had filmed before and I had edited and put together.  Aiden and Aubrey both danced and showed everyone just how adorable they can be when they put their minds to it. In fact, Aiden had all of the bridesmaids dancing with him and posing for pictures in the photo booth--he was quite the ladies man! He also managed to make every single adult member of the wedding party spend the weekend with their fingers crossed to avoid getting the "cheese touch"--if you've read/seen Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you'll understand this is a modern version of the "cooties" game I played as a kid. It was hilarious, though, watching grown men and women drink champagne, eat or dance with crossed fingers!

Here are a few pictures and videos from our weekend:

Notice the crossed fingers to protect from "cheese touch."

Aubrey kept spinning once she realized she could make her skirt bell out.

This is Aubrey, asleep on the garage floor, with her head on a dog bed--she fell asleep in the middle of playing when we got home yesterday. Just a little tired, huh?

1 comment:

Becky said...

How sweet that you were able to "bring" Brad to the wedding. That is hilarious!

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