Monday, November 12, 2007

Congratulations Amilyn and Brandon!

Joel's younger sister, Amilyn, got married this weekend. She and Brandon were sealed in the Baton Rouge temple Saturday afternoon, and they had a reception that evening in Gonzales. All of the Bonnette kids came into town. It was great to see all of them, and all of their kids. Joel is from a family of 7 kids (he is number 5). His oldest brother Jeff lives in CA with his wife, Kamra, and 4 children (3 girls, 1 boy); Bonnette kid #2 is Wendy who just moved back to Louisiana with her husband, Byron, and 5 children (4 boys, 1 girl); Jared and his wife Keri flew in from CO; Jonathan, #4, his wife, Brandy, and their 4 children (2 girls, 2 boys) live in UT; Amilyn is #6; and Mavanie, #7, still lives at home. So counting mom and dad, kids, and grandkids, the grand total is 29, and growing, Eli will be #30.

It was fun and exhausting helping out with and attending Amilyn's wedding and reception. Kailey is still recovering from the full weekend. She had so much fun playing with her cousins. She actually had two naps today, I can't remember the last time that she had two naps. She had a nap this morning, and fell asleep on the couch at 4:30 this afternoon. I had to have a nap today, too. I'm not complaining though, I'll take some exhaustion to be able to spend time with family.
I'm sad that we didn't take many pictures. I would've liked to have taken one when the photographer had the whole family together at the temple, but I forgot :( I'll see if I can get a copy made of Amilyn's.

Kailey was really excited about her pretty dress that she got to wear to her Aunt Amilyn's wedding.

Kailey with Aunt Phyllis (Joel's mom's sister)

On a different note, I haven't totally abandoned my goal to post once a day for NaBloPoMo. It just wasn't happening this weekend with all of the festivities. I did think of some things that I would add during the weekend:

A couple of funny things:
Toward the end of setting up for Amilyn's reception, Kailey asked for pink kitty (her little pink blankie that has a kitty head on it), so I passed it to her, and she started rubbing the little pink satin bow as usual. Well I guess she rubbed on the little pink bow a little too had, because the little pink bow came off. She looked up at me with a look of devestation, and said, "pink, b0w-bow," (pink is what she calls the blankie, and bow-bow, as in hurt). She just kept saying it, and eventually started to cry a little. I had to put the bow in my pocket, and distract her with a snack. Once distracted she was fine, and I snuck the blankie out of her bed that night, and fixed it (so I thought, it had some more problems the next morning, but it's fine now). Since then, every time she has her blankie, she says, "pink, bow-bow," and I remind her that I fixed her, and she is ok.

Kailey is a really noisy sleeper. Saturday morning she woke up at 5:30. So I put her in the bed with us, in hopes that she would sleep longer. She did go back to sleep, but I was hardly able to sleep, she makes these cute little sighing noises while she sleeps, but they are not so cute when you want to be sleeping. Since the first time I held her sleeping, in the hospital, she has made these noises. She was a noisy eater, too when she was breastfeeding. She came into the world screaming, and making noises when she ate and slept, and she hasn't gotten an quiter.

Now for the fact about me, that you might not know:
When I was younger, my mom and dad called me "Celeste Mess." (Celeste is my middle name, actually it is Cleste, according to my birth certificate, thanks a lot vital records folks!) I guess I was a messy kid. I know, you couldn't tell it now, kidding of course. I still live up to my nickname. Housework is not my favorite thing to do, that's for sure.


  1. brennan was a loud eater, too. it was embarrassing to use the mother's room at church to nurse him!
    as for the pink bow-bow...that is too sweet. you're going to have to forever make sure you bring pink with you when you go/leave on overnight trips.

  2. I need that nick name too! I hate house work and sometimes I think it shows just a little too much.
    I love little Kailey and I know how much she loves pink kitty. I'm glad pink is all better. What a good mom you are!