Just a day in the life, people... just a day in the life...
We were invited to a fancy-schmancy lunch in Seattle, last Saturday - a wedding reception for my uncle. The boys decided that they WANTED to wear ties... I suppose it's a novelty, since we don't make them dress up to that extent for church.
We met their cousins, also decked out in their loveliest :0), and all five of them on their best behavior, at this adult affair. I'm really proud of them!
They mingled with a roomful of adult strangers, ate a nice lunch without getting any of it on their shirts or ties (or dresses), and played fairly quietly on the enclosed deck during a long stretch of speeches. There WAS a momentary "lapse of judgment" at one point, involving a large outdoor propane heater and some long ornamental grasses, which I won't go into, but Mike put a quick stop to THAT, and all went on peacefully.
Uncle Dave with Wyatt... who was intrigued with the "Open Bar" concept, and the possiblity of taking advantage of a seemingly unlimited supply of caffeinated beverages. But mean old mom put a limit on his intake :0)
Mr. Tate was also in fine form!
Gunnar is such a charmer. This picture really doesn't do him justice. My cousin and I were just cracking up, watching him so completely enjoy a bowl of ice cream, while taking great care not to get any on his shirt or tie. Way to go, my little gentleman!