My sister-in-law hired a band. Initially, the Nutty Papa and I weren't so sure about this. We didn't think a band could keep the energy up during the dancing like a DJ could. Boy, were we wrong! The band did lots of fun things to keep us interested. They had a fun time with the Father-Daughter dance. (I missed out on those pictures because my battery died!) The Father and Daughter did a Saturday Night Live spin where they danced and insisted the music needed more cowbells. The longer they danced, the more cowbells started popping up all around the reception hall. It was crazy! Even Grandpa came out banging a cowbell. It was fun!
The Baby and I even got out there and did our thing... he's still working on his moves. But he shows real potential.
they were outside discovering new things to do. The Doodlebug had to be rescued by another mom, SuperMom to be exact, because her mother was too busy partying to notice the peril. She dance until her feet were blistered, and then went outside and dropped a huge rock on her foot. SuperMom swooped in and bandaged her right up. I'm glad someone was there to rescue her. Thanks, SuperMom!
Eventually, the Doodlebug made her way back onto the dance floor. She's learning dance etiquette. She's gotta learn when she isn't interested in dancing with a fella, she's gotta turn him down gently. She hasn't learned that yet. She just dances with everyone. But she's not always happy about it.The most romantic moment of the evening was a tender moment on the dance floor with my Mother- and Father-in-law. He's not getting around as confidently as he did 10 years ago, so seeing him whirl his bride around the dance floor made my heart flutter.
The bride and groom left around 9:30pm. They hopped in their painted up rental vehicle and took off. It was a quiet exit. No rice. No birdseed. They just slipped out the door while the rest of the guests continued to party into the night.
And after they left, Chojuk finally got his moment. Check him out! He really knows what he's doing! I was so proud... and relieved they finally played his song. He'd have been heartbroken if he hadn't gotten to do his thang.
We had such a great time with our family and friends. I can't wait until the next party my sister-in-law throws. I wonder what she'll have up her sleeve next time?!?