Monday, November 12, 2012

Amazing kids...

This last weekend my whole little family flew down to S. Cal for Sara's wedding. The wedding was a blast, Sara was a gorgeous bride, and I'll do another post about the wedding itself. But this one is reserved for Forrest. Yes my fiesty, unpredictable, yet totally lovable and evidently charming 3 year old.

Forrest, not so sure about his cute Ring Bearer digs...
 Forrest was the mighty ring bearer in this gorgeous wedding at a Temecula Winery. There was also a 3 year old lovely flowergirl, Aydan. Now anyone who has ever had anything to do with the preschool/toddler crowd knows that this means fun but a very unpredictable/possible growls/tears/etc at any given moment type of event! Sara the bride was completely cool with whatever the three year olds threw at her but the mama's of the wedding party were hoping for at least a few semi cute moments.
Getting in some pre-wedding sand box time
 The actual prewedding pixtures and ceremony went off very well...a few bumps in the road...such as Forrest making a last minute dash minutes before we were supposed to walk down the aisle and causing his dressed to the nines mama in too high heels to slip and fall on her arshhh. Yep, that would be me. But I was fine and moments later he DID walk down the aisle...started with a growl...uh ohhh...and then quickly turned to a smile and then a very cute "Mama, who made this mess here??? Who Mama?" (Pointing the the rose pedals strewn over the aisle ;-)

He lasted up in front during the ceremony with me for over half of the time, through bribery with lollipops, smarties, etc, and then finally decided he wanted to hang out with his aunties, (who, by the way, are more super aunties then EVER with the help they gave my kiddos this weekend) and his Dad and Grandparents waiting in the crowd.
Observing the lovely bride and groom in the vineyards taking a prewedding picture stroll...

Showing off some serious dance moves! Look at these two, love their shoes!

So, super hero Forrest just about filled his duties. Being an evening wedding I think he did pretty well.
Then came more pictures which I somehow bribed him again, (sugar sugar! We need a detox over here!) and then the wild crazy 3 year olds raced around with their crazy energy making everyone a bit nervous.
The reception was lovely and the dancing started. Out of the blue Mr. Wild Forrest turned into Mr. Forrest Charmer and he and the flower girl danced...and danced...and danced!!! This was a completely unprompted event. Sure you all say "Well of course, have the ring bearer and the Flower girl dance, and then hug afterwards, yes that would be so cute!" But anyone who knows these two kids absolutely knows that it has to be THEIR idea. And so it was, complete with the hug and the bow at the end!!! She even slipped at one point and Forrest helped her up on her feet. It was ADORABLE.
Can't wait to see these two in 15 years or so....!
 They had the entire wedding ooohing and ahhing. Meanwhile Alex and I, as well as Grandma and Papa, and the aunties going "Who is this kid!!!"


Jonna said...

WooHoo!!! That is the cutest ever! I'm glad you had fun =) Kids in weddings are seriously unpredictable. My girls were two of four flower girls in my sis's wedding last December. The other two girls, of course walked just fine down the aisle, throwing their petals, but when my oldest came along she decided that after she dumped her petals in one big load, she needed to pick them up and dump them again, continuing this pattern, recruiting her sister and the other flower girls, until one of her aunties ran back up the aisle and grabbed her. It was hilarious! The entire crowd was dying!

Sheelagh said...

AWESOME! So glad it was a success. What fun! Mr F looked very handsome and I love the cape.