Sunday was the day of the wedding and the day of the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride around the National Mall. We were out walking with Sarah, Jim and Oliver and saw all the people lined up but didn't think too much of it. We heard the "rolling thunder" long before we saw it. The website estimates that up to 900,000 participate yearly.
It would have great to watch had we not been stuck on the wrong side of the parade.
We had to get to the other side of the motorcycle parade and the streets were closed which is why we put the triplets in the middle of street.
Finally there was a break and Rich and I sprinted across the street leaving Sarah and Jim behind. Whoops. They didn't know how mobile and quick we are with that stroller. For future reference, we can get the babies into the van from the stroller, the stroller in the car, and us buckled in starting the car is 45 seconds. We frequently time it with a stopwatch and try to break our record. We also secretly race people next us with only one baby. We always win.
We had to get back to the hotel to get ready for the wedding which is really a challenge while trying to wrangle, dress and feed the wild trio who at this point had totally taken over the entire hotel room with toys, cribs, blankets and snacks. We had 2 sitters again for the babies for the actual wedding but we had them dressed for pictures. I'm hoping that someone else got a family picture of us because I only got pictures of the trio.
Of course Eloise loves to sit on the velvet couch.
And sit and sit.
The wedding was at a hotel with one of the best views in Washington.
Look at this view during cocktails...(White House)
Finally, a glass of really good wine, great company, and a fantastic view. This was probably the first time I relaxed the whole weekend. The wine helped.
I love when Isaac wears a bow tie. It suits him perfectly. It was even better that one of the babies untied it during pictures.
Me, Isaac and Sarah. This was right before I helped myself to four pieces of cake. It was sooooo good. My record is 9 pieces at one wedding.
Grandma, Grandpa and my dad. I'm not going to say how old my grandparents are but I can tell you, they look darn good for their age. You're no slouch either Papa!
Now the best pictures of all...
They were just glowing, it was breathtaking. Could this be a picture in a magazine or what?
Congrats to Mel and Jared!