The girls donned their dresses.
And settled in to wait for me to get dressed.
I love these stairs. Used to play on them growing up -- sliding down on my belly, seeing how many I could skip by jumping over the bottom ones on the way down, trying to get Slinkies to "walk" down them (never did get those darned things to work like they did in the commercials) -- so it's pretty cool to see my gorgeous nieces on them like this.
And then Michelle joined...cousins!
Well, with some help. And a bit of an audience, as the girls were all there.
....and he was having stomach troubles because he was so nervous...and then he told me he was just kidding. Not. Funny. But, whew!
Back to work.
Finally, the boots.
And we were ready.