funny face Joel's brother is making.
At one point during the day, Cosette told the bride with great enthusiasm: "You are soooo beautiful!!" Our whole family is thrilled to welcome a new member, and Cosette absolutely adores her new aunt :) My kids also enjoyed the fun of staying in a motel the night of the rehearsal. They thought it was a great novelty to watch cartoons on the tv, since we don't have television stations at home. When I told Cosette that she needed to get a bath, she looked in surprise at the tub in the motel bathroom and said: "In that tub???" Another funny thing that happened was around 5:30 a.m. I woke up when Eli started coughing (he's not been feeling well), and realized that it was really hot in the room. I went over to check the thermostat, which was above Cosette's bed, and realized in surprise that it was set to 88 degrees! The only thing we can figure is that Eli was playing with it without us knowing. So, there we were, a cold winters morning outside, and we had the air conditioning on full blast :)
So, here we are home again, recovering from a busy, but absolutely fun last week or so. (And Eli is feeling much better as well) I think Cosette and Daddy are going to take a date to McDonald's tomorrow in honor of her birthday :)