Sunday, June 6, 2010

Back Again

Last Sunday, we headed up to Detroit to visit with some friends and attend a wedding. When we got there, we were surprised to find out that they had a 4 year old grandson who was going to be there to play with Summer. Praise the Lord! Live entertainment. It was great. After the initial shyness wore off, the kids were pretty much inseparable for the next few days. They rode 4 wheelers, went fishing and swimming, colored and built forts. Every time I would clean up the couch pillows, they would be right back in there building their forts back. It was okay though because they were having a great time. After asking my help for one large fort, the kids built there own individual forts. Summer built a pretty sturdy fort which of course made me proud. She always does that though. Our friends built them a fort in the kids bedroom for them to sleep in, but the kids were up in the bed in no time. For some reason, Summer had a hard time falling asleep. It could of been that she was surrounded by dead animals starring at her in the dark, but maybe not. All I know is that the second night she was in tears saying she missed her cousins and Memaw. She never did mention the mounted headed though.

There was one incident during the wedding photos that she did not make me proud. Rather, I would call it infuriated. But, she made up for it later at the after wedding photos. She was a star at the rehearsal where we decided she would walk in with me since I was walking alone. She met Christina's nieces, and they explored the golf course grounds around where we were practicing. At the rehearsal dinner, she was a little shy with her new found friends. At first, she wanted to sit with me, rather than them for dinner. That didn't last long. When she got over there, they were having such fun talking and making paper airplanes out of the napkin rings. Talking about girl stuff, I'm sure since they were all girls. I really wish I had heard their conversations, but I'm sure they were innocent. I was happy to see Summer enjoying the company of other kids.

The wedding day started with us meeting at 10 a.m. for hair and make-up. I was a little worried because the wedding didn't start until 5:30 and that is a long while for a little girl to sit around. She busied herself with her gift from the bride and a few Blues Clues DVDs. We colored together. Her instructing me that if I did not color the outside of the picture (the background), I had to color another one. So, I did. All the while, she is telling me, yet again, that I will have to color anther one if I don't do the outside. I must say she is a little bossy, but she knows what she wants. Doesn't always get it, but she usually knows. Hopefully, she will tone down her bossiness to an acceptable level as she grows and matures. She fell asleep around 2 p.m., and only got about an hour nap. We left for pictures at Ford Park at 3 p.m., and she was clinging to her teddy and sucking her thumb. When I took Teddy away so we could take pictures, she melted. Her happiness was not restored until after her time on the playground while the rest of the wedding party posed and smiled. I could hear her laughter floating through the air, and I knew everything was going to be okay after that. She tossed pink and orange rose petals down the aisle just like she was supposed to. She even ended up standing beside me throughout the entire wedding. At the reception, she was a dancing queen. Literally. I requested her favorite song, Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus, and she was in heaven. Everyone circled around her, and she ruled the dance floor. She even broke down into some break dancing at one point during the night. Not sure where she learned that, but I'm glad I was able to restrain myself from joining her. She danced for hours after filling her belly with chicken fingers. She wouldn't touch any of the hors d'oeuvres served immediately after the ceremony. Although, she was complaining a lot of being hungry. Not sure why she wouldn't eat any of it, but maybe she just wanted the chicken fingers I promised her were coming after the ceremony. She was ready to leave the wedding around 10:45 p.m., but didn't get to until after midnight. I couldn't leave because I was the matron of honor, and she wouldn't leave without me. So, for the last hour Clint and I passed her back and forth. She really had a great time though was so tuckered out she slept until about 9 a.m. the next morning which is late for her.

She will be having her first away from me for a couple of hours in a camp setting in just a few weeks. Well, with strangers that is. She loves to go spend the night with her cousins or grandparents. On the way home last night, she asked to call her cousin Leah. I told her she wasn't allowed to ask if she could spend the night, and she said that she was just going to see when she could spend the night again. She's on top of her game!

Vacation Bible school starts today. I am excited because this will be her first one. I hope she loves it. I remember going to VBS as a child, and it was always so much fun. Now, as an adult, it seems a little cheesy, but maybe that is just because in my lesson I have to simulate a stormy boat scene. Speaking of that, I need to get off here and get prepared. Summer is still sleeping, so I have a chance to get everything accomplished if I hurry. God speed.


Susie said...

I am sure she will enjoy VBS. It is usually all about for kids. I know what you mean it being cheesy when you are adults.

Kristi said...

Sounds like she did so great at the wedding overall! What a good girl.

Hope she enjoys VBS!