Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dancing the Night Away

Last weekend we went to Kansas for a wedding.  Most of Darren's extended family is there, and we hadn't been back since I was very pregnant with Claire.  This was finally Claire's chance to meet the aunts, uncles, cousins and Darren's Grandma.

She was a trooper through the drive (I think the new car seat really helped!), and did well with all the unfamiliar faces.  She warmed up to the aunts pretty quickly, but the uncles were another story.  I don't think any of them got more than a high 5 all weekend.

The highlight of the weekend for Claire?  The reception.  Missy has always loved music.  It's doesn't matter whether its a catchy commercial or the song from Monday Night Football.  Her arms come out and the dancing wiggle starts.  That night she danced to everything from Elvis to Lady Gaga. Clairey just wanted to be moving, so we danced!

The day after the wedding we stopped by Grandma's farm to check the cows and get a 4 generation picture before heading home.

We had a great time, and it was nice to get away from home for a little while!


  1. Love her disco fingers she has sticking out! There is something utterly magical to kids when it comes to a wedding reception. Inevitably they are all rolling around on the dance floor by the end, no matter where you go. The generational picture, the one with the cows, they are all great. Frameable I would even think.

  2. Love the 4 generations pic!!

    So funny that the uncles got the short end of the stick, though...Samantha is always much more partial to men.

    Tell Claire she needs to give me and Sammi some dance lessons! Between the two of us, we have 4 left feel. :-(

  3. Let us know when you make it back to Kansas! We'd love to see you, too!

  4. Love the generations picture!!!!


  5. how fun was that!! and when did Claire become such a BIG girl! she is so stink'n cute...hope you are feeling well..smiles

  6. Love her little pointing finger, too cute!

  7. What a beautiful picture the generation one is!

    And Miss Claire,darling as ever,only wish I could see her doing her dancing thing!

  8. One thing I cant get Arina to do, dance to music. She better start loving it because I was a dancer and plan on dance classes as soon as she can walk!

  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the wedding and visiting with family. The photos are special Melissa.

  10. Boy the family must have been happy to meet Claire!!

    btw, I wish you could see Em sitting here waving and saying "hi" to Claire!!


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