And I thought not having a party would spare me from being worn out. Apparently not.
Then when Nate got home, we went to our new Target as a family. Yes, a Target just opened not ten minutes away from us and I am thrilled! New shoes and a movie and we were off to have movie night. That was a bad idea, but we didn't realize it until Sunday when our children were hellions in church, due to the crazy late nighters Fri and Sat. Note to self: children who are on a strict 7:00 bedtime don't do well with two late nighters and two crazy-busy days in a row.
Nate took the girls to the movies and a big day out while I attended the wedding then we went to the reception that night. It was gorgeous and fun to see my cousins whom I never see. I still can't believe that those Jones boys are all grown up and married -- although I shouldn't since I'm 30 years old! Gosh, this all makes me feel old. Chad is great and although I don't know his new wife, I know she made a good choice and will have a fabulous hubby!
On to Sunday -- Sundays are always tiring since we changed church times to 2-5. It's just not fun coming home from church at 5:30. We had a little dinner with Nate's parents, Jill and Marc, and Amy. (Jim stayed home with D who hopefully hasn't gotten the strep/bronchitis combo Amy had last week.) It was nice and relaxed and Savy was thrilled with the presents even though a bit disappointed at the cake. I am usually on top of it and enlist someone to make a cool cake (like my mom or Amy), but this year I just didn't want to do anything. So although I loved it and it tasted divine, Savy didn't buy it. But I told her we'd make pink cupcakes this week and she's happy.
Here are some cute pics from last night.
I guess if I were a five-year old that white, boring cake wouldn't thrill me either. It was great though - I'll post the recipe on Amy's food blog this week. Beautiful Sav
London and Ryan.
I think that Ryan looks so much like Nate's brother, Rob, in these pictures. Savannah and Ryan
Aidan and Savy. I absolutely adore this picture. Cousins. London, Savy, Ryan and Aidan. Dr. Savannah
One of the hits of the night was the doctor kid hand-picked by Aidan and Davyn. The kids had a blast "doctoring up" Grandpa Pat and daddy. Another hit were the aprons that Amy made for the girls. Savannah loves cooking and wants to be a chef when she grows up (I'll post about that later with more cute pics). I think they turned out darling. But at the end of the day, Savy told me her favorite thing was the glitter/princess color wonder book Jill got her. She loves coloring/drawing as we all know. My little artist.
I can't believe how fast time flies and it makes me a little sad to see her grow up so fast. When it was bedtime and I was hugging her tightly, I told her she'd always be my baby even when she was a "wedding girl" to which she replied: "I am not going to get married and be a wedding girl, mom. I am just going to grow up and be a big sister and stay with you."
I can handle that. . . for now.