The next day, the wedding day, I had Kevin play him hard at the park so he'd be tired and ready to nap early since the wedding started at 3pm. I decided to forgo pictures for him and just get him napped up. Rest was ESSENTIAL or the day would NOT happen! Well, you know what I mean. haha So he got napped up and arrived at the church dressed and ready to go at 2:15pm. We tried to practice with him again and get him warmed up to the place but with pictures still going on and everyone busy going here and there it was pretty hard getting his focus (really?! cuz he's only TWO) and getting him to relax. But we finally found a more quiet hallway and tried practicing there. And after several tries going through our baby steps, he was warming up to his surroundings. And by wedding time he was actually hanging out with the two flower girls on his own instead of just clinging to Kevin and not wanting to be put down.
BUT come the time of the ceremony... he didn't want to walk down the aisle. You only have a second to decide whether you're going to go or not go; there's no time to try to convince him. And he was back to clinging to Kevin's leg, so we just left it at that and didn't walk up the aisle. No big deal. As we were practicing that day and it just wasn't going well, we let the couple know that it didn't seem likely that he was going to cooperate and they didn't care one bit. He sure did look handsome though!
And as for little Miss Hannah and her feedings. It was a bit complicated, but it worked OK. She was a real trooper and soooo patient! There were a couple times when I only had time enough to feed her just a little. I had told my mom to try her best with cereal and baby food (only bananas and sweet potatoes though since that's all she's had) to try to buy some time, and surprisingly Hannah did okay enough that it helped a little. It was a little crazy of a day trying to juggle the two kids as well as enjoy being matron of honor for my friend Katie, but in the end it all went okay and close to how I had it planned out.
I loved getting to catch up with my friends back home and celebrating the wedding of Katie and Jesse!