I remember when I first began my wait for Hannah, one of the real concerns I had was about playmates for her. I wouldn’t say I really ‘worried’ about it as I’m not a worrier by nature but I was concerned at times for sure.
At the time I was
38 not a kid, and most my friends had children who were already in school and some were nearing their teens. I’d find myself wondering if Hannah would grow up mainly surrounded by adults unless she was at school or Sunday School? That would have been ok but truly it’s was not my heart’s desire for her. My heart’s desire was to have a group of friends myself who also had young children so that we could all spend time together as families.
Well, I need not have been concerned. As always, God has provided in more ways than I ever could have hoped or imagined!! He provided a sweet cousin for Hannah who is only 4 1/2 months older than she and as they’re growing up, they’re beginning to enjoy playing together which is such fun to watch.
God also provided SO many new friends for Mommy while I was waiting and now their children are Hannah’s friends too. So cool!! Our lives are full of love, family, fun and friends. Who could ask for more?
Last weekend we were invited to hang out with some friends for the weekend and we couldn’t say ‘yes’ fast enough. Well, Mommy said yes and Hannah found out hours before we went where we were going. She was going to see her dear friend Ben and she was excited! Since our FL trip she talks about Ben daily.
My first attempt to take a pic of our busy toddlers together. You can see that they’d much rather play than sit for a photo shoot!
My little sweetie wanted a little more closeness (read: she wanted Ben’s chair whether he was in it or not!) so she took matters into her own hands. I laugh that she seems totally oblivious to Ben’s concern.
All weekend it was ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do!’ What one would do the other had to do also. Here they were running circles around the main floor each holding one end of a monkey. Pretty appropriate! What a great age our kiddos are at! Breakfast for two. Sure wish I knew what she was saying as Ben sure was enjoying the discussion.
All too quickly our time together was done and it was time for Hannah and I to travel home. Hannah takes her goodbye’s seriously. Ben? He thought whatever was on the TV was far more interesting that kissing some girl! Heh!
We truly enjoyed our time with your friends and are already looking forward to when we can do it again!
This coming weekend Hannah and I will be hanging with more wonderful friends. Auntie K and mommy are due for some long overdue catching up while Hannah, Chick and Pea will enjoy their time playing, running and jumping together. (Notice a pattern with Hannah’s play times?)
I have to work late Friday night so don’t have to go to work until noon that day. Auntie K and I are going to take the kiddos on a trip down memory lane tomorrow morning. While we were on mat leave together we attended a music class on Friday afternoons. Tomorrow we’re going to a class for toddlers offered by the same teacher . I know the teacher will be excited to see them! Here’s a pic of them at our first music class together in January of 2010. They were all such babies! (Sorry about the awful quality.)
I’ll try to take a pic tomorrow of the children enjoying Zita’s new music class.
Hannah and I are blessed to share our lives with many friends. Some mommy has known since she was young and others have come into our lives over the past few years. Whether old or new, we treasure each of them and the time we are blessed to share together.