Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wild Weekend!

*WARNING- Lots of pics!!

Thursday we left for Baltimore for my brother's wedding. I was a little concerned about taking Wyatt on a plane, and away from his routine in general. Well, let me tell you, I could not have asked for a better child this entire weekend. He was PERFECT! I don't believe the kid cried one time. What a great little traveler he is (which is good because I LOVE to go!).

He loved his first plane ride. He kept saying, "Plane, Plane"! He was so excited.

When he wasn't driving his trucks on the seats, he like to look out the window and see what was going on. Of course, Nonni's lap is one of his favorite spots!

After getting up at 5, when we arrived in Baltimore he was pooped! He fell asleep in Uncle Justin's truck as soon as he picked us up at the airport.

This handsome fella is my older brother! He was the man of the hour :)

After naps, Justin took us into Ellicott City and showed us around. It was BEAUTIFUL! For all my antiqueing buddies, it doesn't get much better than this. They had the most gorgeous things I've ever seen. Such a neat place! I must go back.

*Please note: The bag in my hand is the only purchase I made the entire trip! This cute little shop had these great beach towels on sale for $7!!! Of course, I couldn't turn that down since we are heading to Gulf Shores next weekend!!

At this point, Justin was tired of being our tour guide. Mama and I wore the wrong shoes, and we made it pretty known!! I thought we were troopers though, we hung in there :)

Gorgeous historic cemetery in Ellicott City. Some of markers dated back to the 1800s.

Thursday night we ate at the Crab Shanty. Oh heavenly day, it was WONDERFUL!!! Pretty hard to beat East Coast crab. You won't taste anything like that in Alabama. I wish I could've put those crab cakes in my purse...hehe

Friday morning, we were up and at it ready to head to Washington D.C. Not before a little Waffle House of course!! I had to have my cup of coffee (or 2)!!

We took the Metro into town, which was quite an experience. I had never taken any form of public transportation (besides a plane), so it was quite interesting! We did pretty well though, and Wyatt LOVED it. He loves anything where there are lots of people to watch.

We weren't able to take a guided tour, since time was an issue, but we were able to see lots of the city. Here we are at the U.S. Navy Memorial.

The Capitol building was so neat. I didn't realize it was that large, and the landscaping around it was GORGEOUS!!

Wyatt did great in the stroller, but Morgan decided to take him out and let him ride on his shoulders for a while. He thought he was so big!

In front of the Washington Monument.

Ok. Let me fill you in on a little secret. My husband is addicted. Not to alcohol, or cigarettes, or drugs. He's addicted to hotdogs. Yes, you heard me right. I am not kidding. Every week we go through 1-2 packs of hotdogs at our house. He LOVES them. So of course, his only request was that we get a hotdog from a street vendor in D.C.. So, I supported his habit and that's just what we did! Here's Wyatt waiting patiently on his hotdog!!

After the hotdog, we had to rush back to our hotel and get ready for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner Friday night. 

Saturday morning, we all got up and hung around the hotel for a while. Notice Wyatt's poor little crib he had to sleep in :( It was kind of pitiful, but he didn't seem to mind. We asked the hotel for a portable crib, and they bring us this thing which more resembles a orphan crib. So sad!

We decided we had plenty of time before the wedding, so we headed to Gettysburg, PA. It was really interesting! I wish we could've taken a tour there because there was so much to look at, but we didn't have time. We did see some people portraying Civil War life. It was really neat.

Once again, Mama chooses cuteness over comfort! haha. I at least wore flats that day!

My little family.

After Gettysburg, we headed back to the hotel and got ready for the big wedding! I took a few pics at the ceremony, but the church didn't allow flash so my pictures are pretty blurry. Here's one of the bride and groom!

Us at the reception

The Mr. and Mrs.!!!

This boy hammed it up! He would NOT get off the dance floor :) Oh wait, he's mine. No wonder!!

Morgan, Me, Parsons and Amy
(My bro's best friend since elementary, and his g/f)

Justin, Me, Brian "Boochie", and Parsons

This little girl was so cute! She loved Wyatt, and played with him the entire night. We had so much fun. He was passed out before we even made it back to our hotel room!

This morning, we woke up at 6. Plane left at 9:25 ET, and we were back in Nashville by 10:30 CT. It's been quite a whirlwind trip, but we had a great time!

Tomorrow will be full of laundry, and cleaning so we can get ready to leave for the beach on Friday. Go, Go, Go..... as Wyatt would say :)


  1. Looks like you all had a great time!! I loved all of the pics.. Wyatt is just too cute! Congrats to your Bro!

  2. Loved your pictures and LOVED your dress!!

  3. Oh me your dress is beautiful! You looked adorable in every picture to say the least! It looks like you all had a great time! Congrats to your Brother. I'm sure they had a beautiful wedding!

  4. Great photos! Looks like you had a blast. PS - I just bought the plaid shirt you're wearing in the pics above in green. I haven't worn it yet, but seeing it look so cute on you makes me glad I bought it! :)