Friday, August 20, 2010

Weddings and Butterflies

In early June, we attended a wedding down in Lagrange GA for Dr Amanda's nephew, Drew. Russ was the ring bearer in Drew's parents wedding many, many years ago. We went down on a Friday for the reahearsal lunch, catered by the Varsity! Yum! The wedding was at 7 Friday evening so we decided to stay overnight in a hotel. It would also be our first hotel stay with both kids. All in one room! We thought it would be a nice trial run since we would be heading to the beach with the kids a couple of weeks later.

I was really excited about Rhiannon watching the ceremony because she's all into dress up and weddings and such. I thought she would enjoy seeing the dresses and hearing the music. Nope. She slept through the entire ceremony. In Henry's stroller because he refused to sit in it. While Russ paced with him, Rhiannon snoozed away.
After her lengthy 7pm nap, Rhiannon was ready to party. She danced and danced and danced until we pulled her off the dance floor at 11pm. Henry enjoyed the reception too. He tends to like loud noise so I'm not sure if it was the music or all the people but he was just as happy as he could be. When we finally made it back to the hotel, way too late in the evening, both kids and Mommy fell asleep easily. And slept like rocks all night long with Rhiannon snuggled between me and her Daddy in the King size bed.
We learned alot from this trip. (1) Rhiannon is a dancing machine (2) we really need a king size bed and (3) we can all survive in one room so we were ready for Myrtle Beach in a few weeks.
Before returning home the next day, we visited Callaway Gardens.
I have to first explain one of Rhiannon's favorite books. My little priss pot LOVES Fancy Nancy. For the Moms that may read this blog. These books are fantastic! I highly recommend. Thanks Amoo for giving Rhiannon her first of the series. In "Bonjour Butterfly" Fancy Nancy attends her grandparents anniversary party, stays in a hotel, and goes to the butterfly garden the next day. So, we decided to go to the butterfly exhibit at Callaway after our hotel stay. Cool right? I also need to mention that Mommy loves butterflies so I may have been more excited about going than Rhiannon.
What do you wear to a butterfly exhibit?

Butterfly wings of course! Oh and you must also carry a princess wand. . .

My sweet boy.

Bonjour Butterfly!!

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