Saturday, April 21, 2001:  Matthew was a party animal at the reception.
Yes, this was the beginning of the evening.  After being very well behaved at the ceremony, Matthew zonked out on the way to the reception and slept all the way through dinner, waking just as the cake was being served.
After about an hour of playing hard to get (which in toddler terms means yelling and running away), Matthew finally decided Madeline was a pretty cool chick after all!
He's up and on the move!  Matthew danced every dance from that moment on.  Ok, he did miss one when we insisted on a break for a diaper change.
Matthew and Madeline invent a new dance.
...We all GET DOWN!"
And then there was Cordelia, one of the bridesmaids, who seemed to be even more of a dance maniac than Matthew!
The rock 'n roll version of Ring Around the Rosey -- "Ashes, ashes, ...
You spin me right 'round, baby, right 'round.
Party animals go RARRRRRR!
No matter how many times Daddy put this little red light in Matthew's hand, and no matter how tightly he held onto it, ... had always disappeared by the time he got over to show it to Cordelia!
The grand finale... it was a really great "SHOW"!
Don't get carried away -- just because I dance with you doesn't mean I'll let you pick me up!