Monday, May 28, 2012

~Bella's stint as a flower girl~

I hope everyone is having a lovely Memorial Day weekend! We started ours out Friday with the wedding of some friends of ours. The groom ,Vincent, is an officer on my husband's squad and the bride, Lisa, we have known forever. Her mother keeps Bella for us and also was Hailey's babysitter about 9 years ago. I was a little concerned with how Bella was going to do, with her being only 22 months old, but she made it down the aisle successfully carried by the bride's daughter, Casey. It was adorable. The only problem came when Casey handed Bella off to me so that she could arrange her mother's veil. Bella decided that she wanted to be up front and made a beeline for the wedding party. I used my quick momma reflexes to grab her, but unfortunately she was having no part of that and started to throw an all out tantrum. Right in the middle of the wedding. The ceremony was outdoors so I took off with her across the grass away, from the action, so that the ceremony could continue without interruption. Have you ever tried to run across grass with 4 inch heels while carrying a thrashing toddler? Well, my ankle turned and I ended up having to kick my heels off across the grass and run barefoot with her across the lawn. How's that for entertainment? From what I hear the rest of the ceremony went off without a hitch, but I wouldn't know because I was in the building where Bella's screams could not be heard:) The rest of the night was great and Bella danced until 11pm that night. I mean, did not leave the dance floor. Danced her little heart out. She's a life of the party kinda girl. I have a feeling we may have our hands full with this one;)