So, besides having a blast in NYC, we did a LOT more over the 10 days we spent with Brett’s family on Long Island. Some of which included…
1. Attending my sister-in-law’s baby shower. Katie is due almost exactly one month before me and she is also having a girl!
Leah joined the girls at the shower as well…
2. We walked around Brett’s pretty home town and spent a lot of time on his parent’s gorgeous front porch!
3. Ate a LOT of Cheerios…(Leah’s current favorite food)
4. Spent some time swimming at Brett’s grandparent’s beautiful back yard pool.
5. Went on a LOT of walks (I’ll tell you what, after living in flat Florida for over 3 years, suddenly having hills made pushing a stroller VERY difficult!!) and stopped to play at a few neighborhood playgrounds.
6. Spent lots of time with family and a certain someone got VERY spoiled with attention and gifts!
^^Leah’s second cousin, Emma, who introduced Leah to the fabulous new world of Barbies. These two became quick friends and it wasn’t long before Leah was asking to play with Emma every night!!
7. Attended the wedding rehearsal dinner at the Becker’s friend’s AMAZING beach house.
^^The wonderful bride-to-be spoiled Leah with a special flower girl present which included Leah’s current top favorite Disney princess doll, Tiana!! (Side note, Leah has yet to watch any of the Disney princess movies, but she does have all the “Little People” princesses and from day one, Tiana has been her all time favorite.
8. Got our wedding hair done!
Okay, so Leah’s might have been a little less fancy. 😉
9. And then it was wedding time!!!
^^Photo by Ryan & Heidi Studio
^^^^Photo by Ryan & Heidi Studio
^^Photo by Ryan & Heidi Studio
The wedding was BEAUTIFUL. It was held at the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, NY and the weather could not have been more perfect. The bride was a little concerned with rain in the week leading up to the big day (the ceremony was held outside), but Saturday was gorgeous and sunny, without a cloud in the sky. I was a little apprehensive as to how Leah would do as the flower girl, but she did well! When her big moment came she got a little shy, but with the help of Brett’s aunt, she proudly walked down the aisle (throwing a petal or two) and then spent the rest of the ceremony sitting with her nana and papa in the front row. So, overall, I would say Leah’s first flower girl gig was a success!
This kid turned into a little dancing MACHINE at the wedding!! Which honestly surprised me, considering the fact that she hasn’t shown much interest in dancing in the past. We happened to be sitting right by a corner of the dance floor, which I think helped her confidence since mommy and daddy were never too far. It was hilarious because as soon as the music started, she took control of that little corner of the floor and started hopping and spinning (her current dance move involves a sort of side shuffle where she hops primarily on one foot around in a circle over and over again. I think it won’t be long before this dance becomes a national craze…) along to the music. Multiple times people attempted to come over and dance with her, but every time someone tried she would stop in her tracks and shyly stare them down until they finally admitted defeat and moved on. And then she would go right back to dancing away in her little corner. Dancing with daddy was Leah’s only exception, besides that, she was strictly a solo act. I’m not kidding when I say that this kid danced it up until the wedding ended at 10:30 pm, ONLY leaving the dance floor when the music finally shut down. Of course she was passed out in the car by the time we even left the parking lot and the next morning she slept until 9 am, got up for an hour to eat breakfast, and then went back down until 2 pm. The girl was worn out!!! It was such a fun wedding though and we were SO happy to be there to celebrate with Lauren and Jessup, who were such a gorgeous couple!
And on our last day….
10. We worked on our camera poses…
And celebrated a certain someone’s early second birthday!!
And with that it was back to hot and sunny Florida! We had such a blast with so many of Brett’s family members and Leah is STILL asking where everyone is. We are so glad we got to spend such a good amount of time with everyone! 🙂