Last weekend, while Joe was teaching in California, I spent a whirlwind few days in Tulsa for Ica’s wedding. It was fast and furious…and my purse camera and I are no longer on speaking terms…but here’s the run-down of happenings:
I got to spend a lot of time with my favorite littles.
Linc, who wouldn’t let go of me in April, decided we would just stick to our Facetime modus operandi: waving at a distance.
Lily had a great time trying out Nonna’s old flute.
Her momma showing off her Jenks fight song skills.
My dad’s Monkey Bread Muffins. Yummm-o!
A boy and his Poppa.
Lily was taking a song and crafts camp that week, so she made me a few treasures.
I got to visit her at camp for the final sing-a-long and artwork reveal. So cute.
She wanted to make a table runner, so she drew this smiley face, copied it herself, cut them out and glued them together. I’m amazed at her creativity until I remember who her momma is. #BoohStewart
She’s a laugh-a-minute kind of niece.
While Lily was at camp I got to have some sweet one-on-one time with Linc. #thoseeyes
And watch him play with toys we played with when we were his age.
A boy and his YaYa.
We also had a special girl’s morning with the “Bees” — which is what Lily calls Pop’s B’s. hahahahaha
We met for Aunt Pam’s famous waffles — which Lily supervised, but said she wouldn’t be eating since she ate breakfast earlier that morning. That didn’t stop her from cleaning out a practically-empty Cheez Whiz jar. She cracks me up. A girl after my own heart.
My favorite waffles.
The Queen Bee herself.
Afterwards we showed Lily the beauty of the Mani-Pedi.
The difference between being 7 and being 33.
So grown up!
All hands on deck!
When I wasn’t smothering these guys with love, I was celebrating Jessica and Alex! First with the most tame, laid-back bachelorette party of all time.
Helping with tablecloths at the reception venue.
Enjoying my last Sonic run with MISS Ica.
Taking pictures at the rehearsal dinner.
Taking pictures at the reception, before everyone arrived.
And, of course, the actual wedding, which was beautiful. So beautiful that my camera couldn’t focus on anything. And now I want to throw it away.
They were picture perfect, though. Despite my camera’s lack of cooperation!
The lovely bride and groom with their favorite kazoo player and business-card distributor.
A girl and her cousins.
Old friends and new husbands.
I’m happy for you, Ica! What a lovely wedding weekend!