For the 3rd time in three weeks, we made our way back to Illinois. This time, for my cousin's wedding in Bloomington. We (I) decided to make it a "day" trip, driving there and back in the same day. Overall, the trip wasn't horrible, just long! We ended up not getting back until 1230am! But, it was worth it to see my cousin get married and see my family and let them see the kids.
wins the award for "worst traveler ever"-this girlie did not take a nap the entire drive to Bloomington-the whole 3 and 1/2 hours-she had plenty of time
The wedding was sweet and our kids were mostly quiet through it. Liam tried to count the flowers in the aisle. I don't think it was loud enough for the recording. The couple came out to lit sparklers. The kids weren't too sure about the sparks and smoke.
Liam had a lot of energy. He had a good time running around the group of cousins.
Kella said "hi" to Everett.
At the reception, there was a cool fountain. I got some of the cousins to pose in front of it-Ewan, Cale, Marcus and Abbie
Had a New Orleans theme with the decorations. The kids dug in right away to the chocolate turtles that were the wedding favors.
cool masks to wear
sometimes one mask is not enough
The kids were able to get a carriage ride
Marcus got to sit up front. A nice treat for him-he was the oldest kid there and I think felt "too old" at times.
And then the lights dimmed, and the dancing started!