Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jenny & Aaron's Reception

My cousin Jenny got married a few weekend ago up in Minnesota.  I had made the decision not to cart the boys up there for the wedding since they were having a reception 20 minutes from our house the following weekend.  While I am sad I missed the actual wedding, I am so glad we got to see the whole family.  They had a reception out at Jenny's grandparent's farm.  Tyler LOVED it and I think you can tell from the photos.

Mom brought a quilt and we found a great spot under a tree. 

Tyler quickly noticed the Gator and had Popo take him for a ride. 

Sophie loved holding Nathan.

Grandma reading to Nathan.  I am convinced that my mom is part of the reason my boys love to read.  She is always reading to them.

Tyler and I had to take a little walk after he had a meltdown because someone else was driving the Gator and he could not go.  It would be a kinda sweet photo if you didn't know the reason for our walk.  Forget I said that first part about the meltdown. :)

Nathan and Grandma chilling in the shade.

I feel like I have a lot of these photos but I just think he is so cute, especially when he is sleeping.

Great-Grandpa and Popo

Daddy arrived after a hot day on the golf course and had to jump right on the Gator with Tyler.  Tyler was insistent that Popo came too.

Aunt Barb (Stroh) brought Tyler a beach ball and it was a hit.  We all ended up playing with it. :)

Aunt Barb (Zick) enjoyed giving Nathan a drink.  Julie and Ross, I think your mom might be ready for a grand baby... ;)

Kyle is always giving Tyler a hard time and knocking him over.  I hope Kyle has a boy so my boys can be just as rough with his...paybacks. :)  Let's be honest though, they probably won't take it too easy on a baby girl cousin either.  Poor Baby Zick...

Sorry Uncle Stu.  It is tough to relax with an almost 3 year old running around.

Tyler was finally wearing out.  I really wish I would have gotten a close up of his face as it was so sweaty and dirty from running around all day. his element...with a Budweiser.  The squinting makes me think he should have had his sunglasses on his eyes instead of his head.   Just sayin'...

"Mom, it's stuck."  We even had to take the key out because he had watched the Gator be started enough times that he knew what to do. 

Look at these two exactly in step with each other. 

I never even knew Tyler was climbing in someone's tent until I looked at the photos from my camera.  I think Julie took them.  Thanks, Julie!  I am so glad my family picks up my camera and captures shots that I miss!   It was such a welcome surprise!

I guess we are going to have to take Tyler "camping."  Does the back yard count?

Ross looks pretty comfortable with a drink and a baby.  I know Julie took this picture! :)

I forgot to mention that Stu and Barb put on a great party and we had lots of delicious food and beverages.  The desserts were some of my favorites.  (surprise, surprise!)  Barb's sister is a pastry chef at the Ritz so, as you can imagine, the desserts were amazing!

It is a little blurry as it was taken with my phone.  Just trust me, they were incredible. 

Congrats Jenny and Aaron! 


  1. cute pics, we will see you all next weekend!! backyard camping is the only camping there is, right??? :)

    1. Thanks, Ashely! We are looking forward to seeing you next weekend! I sure hope backyard camping is the only way. My idea of camping is the Holiday Inn Express...