It’s taken me an entire week to report on last weekend’s trip to New York. The trip was great. We left Friday and came home Monday afternoon. The occasion was to attend the wedding of Juju’s sister-in-law. The wedding was beautiful, as were Ju and her family, 4/5th’s of which were members of the wedding party. The weather couldn’t have been better and it was a happy day.
I hadn’t spent time with my daughter and her family for over a month and in that time, the kids had changed so much. They are growing like bad weeds and the baby, Andrew, is now starting to pull himself up to furniture in preparation for the big stuff like standing and then, omg, walking. And he’s got that “falling on my butt” thing down pat. He’s really into eating and if you’re eating and he’s not, he stares at you like you’re committing a sin and he’s mulling over your penance. I totally enjoyed bathing him, feeding him, changing him and all that smoochin’ and stuff. PD took charge of him during the wedding ceremony and did an excellent job.
Miss Madeline is amazing, too. Wish you could have seen her in her little satin dress with the tights and the little patent leather shoes, pearl headband and being all pretty. We told her repeatedly that she was a “princeth” and she played the part thwimmingly. As a side note, she loves eating “thrawberrieeth”.
Master Julian, who’s handsome as heck on a regular basis, looked amazing in his tuxedo. And sooooo grown up. He’s not sure if he still wants to be a backhoe operator when he grows up, but I’d say he would have a good shot at being a male model if the other gig doesn’t pan out.
I’m less and less sure how Ju juggles a home, husband, herself and those three little ones day after day. A handful doesn’t even begin to describe what she’s got. And she is so calm and collected. The day of the wedding, she needed to make sure everyone was pulled together and in the right place at the right time, a daunting feat to say the least… And you wouldn’t believe how she managed to do all that and look amazing too. She was the prettiest bridesmaid (bridesmatron?) I’ve ever seen. And Mr. Ju? Handsomest Groomsman. As well as a great help to Juju.
It was very hard to leave them behind when we headed for home on Monday. I constantly think of how they are growing and changing everyday and the cute, funny little things that go on everyday that I miss seeing. But they seem to be doing just great and I thank God for that. I’ll look forward to next time.