James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A new aunt, a pink dress and Rapunzel...

On Wednesday, Kellan and Christen tied the knot.

The sealing was beautiful.
They were beautiful.
The day was beautiful.

Lola was pretty jazzed about being a flower girl.
What's not to like?
Constant attention, pink dress, neverending flow of fruit snacks (used by her parents as bargaining chips in an endless game of "PLEASE SMILE FOR THIS PICTURE!!!").

Reece and I have come to the conclusion that weddings were far less exhausting before we had babies...

We got to the luncheon and realized that we had forgotten a bib.
Not willing to risk a ruined dress, Reece came up with the following solution:

A trend that will inspire millions.

Several tactics proved crucial to keeping our children from staging a full-scale rebellion:

Fruit snacks.
Ring around the rosy.
Fruit snacks.
Staircase sliding.
Fruit snacks.
The forbidden piano.
Fruit snacks.
Chasing Easton around the front lawn.

My girl does not like group photos, nor does is she a fan of big groups of any kind.
Poor monkey just clung to her dad with a death grip so tight I wondered if he'd be wearing her like a fanny pack for the rest of his life.
The only way we could convince her to stay in the kid picture was to hand over a Rapunzel toy to serve as her bodyguard.
That, and a promise of pink, sparkly nail polish.

The before and after shots tell the tale of bribery, coercion and finally, redemption.

We had a fantastic time.
My kids (and their parents) loved being surrounded by people they love most.

We partied so hard that both kids crashed in the car on the way home, and Lola was so dead asleep that we found it easier to put her to bed in her beloved dress.
A little girl's dream come true.

Congrats to the happy couple!
We couldn't be more thrilled to have Christen as a sister/aunt, because in Lola's words, "She's the most beautiful princess EVER!"

Kellan's pretty cool too.
As Lola says, "He can be Flynn Rider."


Alysha and Jason Whiting said...

Lola looked so pretty! So happy for Kellan!

AJ and Cindy said...

you got some great pictures. their wedding looks like it was amazing. and you look gorgeous!!

Jordan, Tabby, Lily and Baby Lucy said...

So Cute! James rocked that pink bow tie!