Trip to PA – Day Four
Today is Uncle Kenny’s wedding! I had to leave to get my hair done at 8:00 am, so I didn’t get to see Hailey before she woke up. Next time I would see her would be later this evening for the reception. We all had our hair done, including cousin Alexa. She made such a beautiful flower girl!
We decided not to bring Hailey to the ceremony because we weren’t sure how she would react to seeing me and not being able to be near me. The last couple of times Eric brought her into Starbucks to see me, she had a fit that I was behind that counter and not right next to her. Rather than cause a scene at the wedding, Eric stayed behind with her at Grammy Peggy’s house.
The ceremony was lovely and the weather more than cooperated. It reminded me of my own wedding. We had such a gorgeous day for our wedding and love was truly in the air. Hard to believe that was five years ago and now we have this sweet little toddler running around our house. Uncle Kenny and Aunt Sara seemed so happy! We wish them all of the luck and love in the world.
Daddy and Hailey arrived at the convent just in time to pick up me and Alexa for the reception. Hailey looked so adorable in her little spring green dress! She was pretty thrilled that her cousin would be riding with us.
Hailey had a few issues at the beginning of the reception but after dinner, she was having a blast! She took many tours of the reception hall, with mom and dad on her heels, of course. All she really wanted to do was have a little freedom and then she was as high as a kite.
She played peek-a-boo with her cousins underneath the linen on the tables and ran up and down the dance floor.
She didn’t hesitate to get wild and crazy at one point and flash a little white belly at the wedding party table and give out a squeal. She really knows how to party. (I swear she didn’t have any of my champagne!)
A couple of times during the night, she decided to just lay right down in the middle of the dance floor. We all got a pretty good laugh out of that one. Sometimes you just have to wonder what’s going through those little minds of theirs. Wouldn’t it be nice if we adults could do that when we’re all pooped out?
Toward the end of the evening, the wait staff brought the cookies out. Well, if this didn’t make her day, I don’t know what did. Hailey had her pick of an assortment of cookies that Grammy Peggy and her great aunt’s made for the reception. Her favorite ended up being a huge heart shaped cookie with jelly in the middle. She had a grand old time licking out the jelly from the center. I will have a grand old time trying to get that jelly stain off of her dress, too. I would say that she had some pretty big fun at this wedding, wouldn’t you?