Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Meet our ring bearers

A little boy was in his aunt's wedding. As he was coming down the aisle he would take two steps, stop and turn to the crowd alternating between the bride's side and the groom's side.

While facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roar...and so it went, step, step, ROAR, step, step, ROAR...all the way down the aisle.

As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so hard by the time he reached the pulpit. The little boy, however, was getting more and more distressed from all the laughing, and was also near tears by the time he reached the pulpit.

When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed back his tears and said, "I was being the Ring Bear..."

When I was sent this email, I burst out laughing. I think it's hilarious.

Without further adieu, meet our "ring bears":

Almost-5-year-old (on December 26) "K", the best man's younger son:
When we're visiting this family, K goes to best while we're still there (having a 7pm bedtime). Before bed, K gives "high fives" to most guests, although I get bedtime hugs. K is so cute.

11-year-old "R" is the best man's oldest son:
Although technically too old to be a ring bearer (per the etiquette books), R will do a fine job as a member of the wedding party. How could I ask K (the younger brother) to participate, when we are just as close (perhaps even more so) to the older brother? We have 4 groomsman (well, technically one is a groomswoman, but he doesn't appreciate me calling him that) and 1 best man. It's a small church, so I think that we will only be able to fit 3 (maybe 4) of them as ushers. So, we can't really make R a junior usher. I may ask R what role he'd prefer in the wedding party: ring bearer or junior usher. If he prefers to be a junior usher, he'll escort his brother down the aisle (then we can give R some other duties, because he will feel so proud to have responsibility). If he wants to be a ring bearer, then he and his brother, K, will be co-ring bearers (but R will also have other duties, because we know how proud he is to have responsibilities). Sound like similar duties? :) Whatever R wants to be called, it's important to Wade & me that he participate.

Aren't they adorable? And they're well-behaved (for kids! they still need to play and run around!), polite and loving boys.


Jest said...

They're really adorable! I love their matching outfits!

AmyJean said...

Awww very adorable. That's awesome... can't wait to see them all decked out in their outfits :D

PS. that story is TOO cute!

Rachel said...

Cute boys!!!

Oh, and TAG!!!! you're it!

Carly said...

The Ring Bear!! Hahahaa!

Your ring bearers are absolutely adorable!

Krista said...

I only wish K would roar as he walked down the aisle! Haha.