Friday, June 28, 2013

Aunt Ashley!

Trying to explain to Nate that Cullen and Ashley's wedding meant Ashley is now his aunt was reflective of how we all feel about Ashley - she's been part of our family long before this past Saturday.  But the party was fun!
Conor, Cullen, Ashley, Chelsea
Conor, Cullen, Ashley and Chelsea
Nate was the ring bearer and the bride and groom were wonderful in being clear that they had no expectation of any specific performance when it came time to walk down the aisle.  As a result, I wasn't worried about it and we didn't have to put pressure on Nate.  So of course, he walked perfectly.  I stood at the end of the aisle, pointed to Uncle Cullen standing on the alter and gave him a little push.  I fully expected him to take a couple steps, stop, and turn around to look at me.  But once he saw his uncle, he walked at a perfect pace down the long aisle.  With a pew or two left to go, he took off in a run to his uncle's arms.  It was perfect.

That paint brush went down the aisle with him.
Margaret was the honorary flower girl.  Which means she got to put on a pretty dress and have everyone tell her she's adorable.  She was also perfect in fulfilling her duties.


We're so appreciative of Cullen and Ashley's inclusiveness!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

DJ Nate

Our time in the car with Nate has become a series of song demands.  He's pretty good at remembering what CDs are in Mommy's car and what's available in the Toyota.

A typical line up in my car looks something like this:
The Sandwich Song (Cheeseburger in Paradise)
The Coconut Song (Coconut by Harry Nilsson)
The Shaka Song (Hooked on a Feeling)
The Burrito Song (Margaritaville)
Silly Marley (anything by Ziggy Marley)

The demands (and my attempt to translate) go something like this:

And a sing along goes like this: