One more update on our Nashville trip. Waverly Maye’s first vacay (even if not tropical) is much too monumental for a single post. 🙂
The real reason for heading west was my cousin’s wedding. I love a wedding. What is there not to love about a bunch of happy people dressed up in their best, drinking lots of champagne & wine? There is not much (except for Waverly Maye) that makes me happier.
Friday night was the rehearsal dinner at an Italian restaurant.
I was slightly nervous about how my girl would act at a formal dinner that started at her bedtime, especially one that would serve as the official introduction of Waverly to my dad’s entire side of the family. Sure enough, during the first few minutes of dinner, Waverly resembled more of an angry animal than the sweet, smiling cutie I post photos of on Facebook. But once heaps of pasta, fried mozzeralla, bread & chocolate cake were brought to the table, this growing girl was back to her happy self.
#MYGIRLLIKESTOEAT – I am fairly certain she ate more than any of the grown men sitting near us.
Following the feast, Waverly got her second wind and proceeded to crawl around the floor of our private room. I’m not so sure it was entirely appropriate for the venue, but I’ve quickly learned that sometimes, you just have to do what works. And that was what was working for Waverly.
With lots of family around who were more than happy to help us with Waverly, my hubby & I were even able to relax a few minutes AND to celebrate with a few cocktails. Cheers to that.
Saturday was wedding day. Of course, Waverly was adorned with a giant floral headband to commemorate the occasion.
|Baby Gap Dress No Longer Available
Waverly Maye was certainly dressed the part but I wasn’t sure how this whole thing would play out. In an effort to not completely hijack the couple’s special moment, we strategically planned for all possible scenarios. (Worst Case – We would leave the wedding & run through the Wendy’s drive-thru.) Once again, my girl exceeded my expectations & other than needing to detain her through the ceremony, she was perfect. In fact, she was the life of the party.
She loved the dance floor and never wanted to leave it & even pulled off some pretty impressive dance moves. Something tells me I have trouble ahead with this party girl. Wonder where she gets that from? It’s possible it could run in the family.
|Celebrating with Waverly’s Aunt Lexie