My dear friend Karla married her longtime beau Rob in a beautiful ceremony and reception that reflected their cozy laid-back vibe perfectly. They were wonderfully accommodating to us with regard to Madeline, even welcoming her with a bucket of toys! They are going to be wonderful parents 🙂 Congratulations, newlyweds!
On another note, we discovered the following:
- A wedding full of pediatricians makes the best baby entertainment/childcare ever. Period. For your tot’s next birthday, forget the magician, the balloon artist, and the live appearance by Elmo. Just hire a cohort of pediatricians.
- Madeline LOVES to dance. We thought she might be overstimulated with the party and loud dance music, so we took her off to the side toward the trees and pond. She shrieked to be put down and toddled a beeline straight back on to the dance floor, where said pediatricians had previously been twirling around with her. We tried reigning her in at least twice, and each time she toddled back to the party. On the dance floor, she would bounce and sway and clap. Here’s hoping she has more rhythm than either Chris or me.
Toddling, exploring, and meeting Danielle, who would become Madeline’s best friend for the evening:
Roaming amongst the pants and skirts:
Playing with Danielle and meeting the rest of the pediatricians:
The bride and groom during their toasts:
By 7:30pm we thought Madeline might have been tired, but she protested leaving the party and headed straight back to the dance floor:
We realized after several attempts to head home that we have a party girl, and she had several dance partners to bounce-twirl her around:
The next morning, she slept in: