Our third week in NZ was the most exciting one as it was the week of Abby and Brad’s wedding. Early in the week Jude and I hung out at home crawling around,
and making big messes,
Aunt Faith was home with us most days.
So Jude practiced climbing up the big stairs with her (he made it all the way up!),
and made more messes.
Abby came over one afternoon and we chatted about the wedding and let Jude roll around in the dried flowers that would be thrown at her and Brad after they said their vows.
Brad also came round and gave us a preview of his speech.
We watched some beautiful sunsets from the house,
and before we knew it, it was Thursday and Dad was back.
The day before the wedding was the rehearsal and set-up. So we went along to watch/help-out.
Jude slept through the rehearsal,
But woke up in time to help with set-up.
The morning of the wedding Jude finally met Aunt Pearl and her boyfriend Brad.
He got two new outfits from them – an ‘ABCD’ (modeled on ACDC) shirt and a batman onesie – so cute!
And then it all started – Abby and her bridesmaids arrived and they began getting ready.
We sat back and watched.
The wedding was amazing. Abby looked so beautiful and Brad so handsome. I didn’t bring my camera so will have to wait to post more on it until once I get my hands on some photos.
The next morning we were predictably all pretty tired.
So after a leisurely brunch we decided to let Jude entertain us by playing a game Taiwanese play with their babies once they start crawling. The game is placing a bunch of different objects around the room in a circle. Each object is meant to represent a different occupation and you place the baby in the middle and whichever object he crawls to is meant to be his future occupation.
so what did Jude crawl to? The pirate doll! We are so proud.
We took advantage of having all 5 NZ Aunties in one place (+ Grandma) and took some photos.
And then sadly it was time to say goodbye.
We sure do miss everyone. Thank you for a wonderful three weeks!