An 11-inch holly blog with a phoenix feather core
by Rebecca on 2010-08-29
Last week, Emily and I joined our friends Tiffany and Cassandra and their baby girls for a mom-venture at the sprinkler park. (Tiffanyʼs term, not to be confused with a “dad-venture” where a child does something fun with Dad.) All three babies were born within three months of each other, so we all compare notes on the ups and downs of keeping a baby alive and happy. And I loved seeing two of my favorite people from my single days. (Tiffany gets a shoutout for bringing me and William together, but thatʼs a story for another day.)
The sprinkler park is pretty much the best place ever to turn an almost-walker
loose for a bit. Weʼve been twice now, and Emily comes home exhausted
because she plays so hard. She crawls and splashes and plugs up the jets and
gets squirted in the face and
steals toys from shares toys with
the other kids. Itʼs a great time.
Tiffany was nice enough to take these cute pictures for us.
Emily and Aly sharing toys and a sprinkler jet.
I put this picture on here to show that Iʼm one of those moms thatʼs not afraid to get her hair wet. (We were there with a rich moms playgroup, and they all had perfect hair and makeup and ate Rice Krispy treats while their kids played. What fun is that??) Please excuse my cheesy grin.
Emily and Jillian. Emily is kind of taken with Jillian because Jillian is an amazing walker and has the same color hair as Emily. They kind of look like twins to me.
These pictures crack me up because itʼs pretty much how the entire morning went. Emily had her tasty snacks and was enjoying them just fine, thank you. And then Jillian got interested. Aly was just trying to keep up with the two big girls.
Here Jillian has taken Emilyʼs snacks by some kind of force but is also interested in whatever Alyʼs eating. And Emily is cool with it all. Probably because by this point, sheʼd already eaten half of Jillianʼs banana.
Emily is still cool. Jillian and Aly have their own little thing going on. Jillian is hogging all of the snacks and not sharing with anyone.
Thanks to all the girls for a fun morning!