Of course last year Oliver was way to young to go trick or treating, but this year he was just about old enough. I figured I could at least put him in a make shift costume, go to a couple of houses in the neighborhood, snap some pictures and call it good. So that’s what we did, and this year David was home for the event! Since David was home I decided to have my boys wear coordinating costumes. David has motorcycle gear from his previous riding days and Oliver got a “bike” for his birthday so I thought a “Biker Baby” costume would be great.
So the last picture was the best one of him smiling. He really took on the part of a serious biker. Maybe next he’ll understand more about what this whole going door-to-door thing is all about.
We celebrated our second year of marriage by going to Atlanta for someone else’s marriage. A good high school friend of David’s asked him to be a groomsman so we made a family trip to Atlanta for the festivities. On the drive there we made a detour to see the Shine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Alabama. It was a great stop to stretch our legs and see a beautiful Temple.
We made it to Atlanta Thursday evening and David was able to go out with his friends while Oliver and I settled into the hotel room. Then Friday morning consisted of going to the Mall to get all of the groomsmen’s tuxedos fitted and picked up. There was just a bit of down time after lunch back at the hotel before we needed to get to the Church for the rehearsal. I wrangled Oliver while David did is groomsman duty. After the rehearsal the Priest offered confession which David and I took advantage of. The Priest was also gracious enough to offer our family a blessings for our recent miscarriage. We then headed to a local Italian restaurant for dinner. Oliver did great during the dinner, eating most of my plate of food and flirting with all of the other people there. Oliver is quite social when he wants to be, probably more then either of his parents at times.
On Saturday David caught a ride to the church with another groomsman so pictures could be taken before the ceremony. During the ceremony I again wrangled Oliver. Usually I can keep Oliver contained in the pew during Mass, but I didn’t want him to disrupt this special occasion so we witnessed the marriage from the vestibule of the church.
We headed back to the hotel after the ceremony since the reception was taking place there as well. We had a delicious meal and yummy cake and then it was time to dance. The days events wore Oliver out and his dancing consisted of being carried on my back. The other guests got a kick out of a sleeping baby on the dance floor. Don’t worry, we didn’t stick around too long, and got Oliver back up to the room where we all go some much needed rest.
It was a good weekend trip and a great way to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary. I look forward to many more Anniversaries with my Husband. I love you David!