On Saturday, I had 4 children over to bake, 2 will be our ring bearers (well, technically 1 ring bearer and 1 junior usher), and 2 will be our flower girls. The 2 boys are brothers (R and K) and the 2 girls are sisters (L and C).
You've already met R (11 years-old) and K (4-almost-5-years-old), sons of the best man. The girls are the daughters of a groomsman. L is a 7 year-old girly-girl who loves to dance, figure skate and wear pretty dresses. C is a 4 year-old sweetie who likes to follow her sister around. You can tell C will be less girly than L. Their daddy is hoping C will take up hockey because he says there's no way L will!
Now don't go thinking I was left all to myself! R and K's mommy was with me. And she had the foresight to bring a camera, although the batteries died after about 3 pictures. She's promised to email me those pictures to me! (My camera hasn't worked in months, and I've been too lazy to replace it. It's too old to fix - almost 4 years old means there's nothing to support the camera. Hmm, that's what Boxing Day sales are for.) But I digress.
Baking on Saturday was lots of fun. I do wish I had been a little better prepared, but it still worked out well. I wasn't feeling great on Friday, so I made sure to get rested up and feel better for Saturday, which meant that the Friday night prep-work I was going to do did not get done. Oh well, it worked out.
I had not officially asked any of the kids to participate in the wedding, though I know C and L's daddy told them. So I asked all the kids to participate.
I asked the K to be ring bearer and R to be a junior usher (and walk with K down the aisle). R is just growing like a weed, and I think R would feel like a little boy if we asked him to be a ring bearer. R would be much more happy having a bigger role. R then explained to his brother what the ring bearer does.
Then I asked L and C to be flower girls together. L was thrilled to wear a pretty dress, and knew what she was doing because a friend of hers had been a flower girl. C did not understand, but I explained that she would wear a pretty dress and walk before me down the aisle. C solemnly informed me that she already has a pretty dress she can wear, and it's black. I told her she might be able to get a new dress just for the occassion, but C told me she is happy with her black dress. I told her that she might grow out of her dress by then, so she might need a new dress anyway!
All in all, it was a fun day, and I can't wait to post a couple pictures of the delicious mess we made!
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