Greetings from Fredericksburg. It's a brisk thirty something outside and sun shiny enough to blind you without your shades. We've seen hunters all over town in their camo gear ready to head out for the big one. Word at the Rehearsal Dinner last night was, someone went fishing yesterday. Not sure who that was but I bet it was fun.
Last night's RD was gorgeous and the food was wonderful. It was held at August E's and because the groom is a big foodie, he picked the entire menu, according to his momma, Nancy. He learned to cook helping her in the kitchen--she is apparently one whale of a cook--so that explains that. Suzanne looked darling in a black strapless dress with a peplum skirt and her cowboy boots. I might be biased but I thought she rocked both.
The smalls arrived yesterday with their mom and dad and "Eeeya"--their housekeeper--who keeps all of the smalls in line, sort of. Lydia is her real name but Hudson couldn't say Lydia as a baby, so she's been permanently Eeeya. Hadley and Avery had on matching navy blue dresses, that is until Avery decided she didn't like her dress--"too scratchy"-- so she took her's off mid party. Considering she was down to her pull-ups at that point, there was nothing to be done but have her dad make a quick trip back to the hotel for a replacement. Avery doesn't much like to wear clothes anyway so taking her clothes off is nothing new. There's never a dull moment with the smalls.
Favorite mental pic of the night, bar none, was Hadley over at Aunt SuSu's table talking to her, and giving her kisses. I couldn't get my phone out in time to capture the look on Had's face, but it was true love and so was SuSu's. I can't wait to see the girls faces when Aunt SuSu has on her wedding dress and they see her for the first time. That's gonna be one Fairy Princess moment for the books.
When my sister and I were laughing about Avery's strip tease last night, her comment was "I don't care what she does tonight but she better keep her dress on tomorrow, at least through the wedding" and we both howled. The good news is, I don't think she can get out of her flower girl dress alone, unless she morphs into Houdini. But it could happen....stay tuned.
I have pic's but am having trouble getting them to load. More later.