Caroline with my niece, one of the bridesmaids.
Caroline gave a "thumbs up" to Grandma,
eliciting a combinationof chuckles and snorts
from our entire side of the family. We are SO classy.
Did you notice, by the way, Caroline's choice of footwear for the party in the ballroom? What princess wouldn't pack her Cinderella glass slippers? She really wanted to wear them with her dress during the wedding, but she settled for changing into them at the reception. She clicked and clacked her way around the dance floor, blue lights from her shoes just flashing away!
They'll probably all kill me for posting this photo of them doing the Cha Cha Slide, but I'm doing it anyway. The kids really all had a great time! Abby and her cousin danced to the Hoedown Throwdown (it's a Hannah Montana thing) and got a compliment on her dancing from a former Rockette. Made her life. You'll notice Mickey is AWOL from the vast majority of today's pictures. He was running with the boys, snatching party favors and consuming frightening amounts of caffeine and sugar. Made a momma proud, I'm telling you. I did drag him to a halt for a quick photo with the girls out back.
Then I took advantage of having all the granddaughters on Jon's side of the family in one place and got a group photo. They have all changed tremendously in the last few years. It's startling to realize how much they've all grown up. One of these days, I'll scan the photo of the five older ones taken a few years ago. And then they'll really kill me.
I wish I had a picture of Mickey with his pockets full of bubbles. Apparently, after the happy couple departed, he and his cousin mingled with the guests, acting as the official bubble collectors. I didn't notice until we got to the car to leave. Am I a great mom or what? Argh. The entire set of photos from the wedding day is here. There are quite a few I didn't post, believe it or not! From here, it's on to New York City!