First Play Date at Our Place

Today I was thinking of writing a Thursday’s 13 on Thirteen Things We’re Looking for in a Home. That’d be a timely post as we’re considering buying a house within the next few months, Spring time certainly may be a reasonable time to do that.

Instead though I decided that it’d be more fun to tell you about our very first official play date at my parents house. :)

One of my friends from church came over with her two little guys–
The oldest is going to be 3 in February and the youngest is around Carly’s age, a month older I think.

Diederick had enjoyed showing his buddy around the house. Our friends have come over before, twice already this week but this was the first time that they’ve been over without a crowd of other people.
The boys did share, but did require a few reminders.

I learned a lot from this play date, about two-year-old behavior management. It’s awesome to have another mom’s suggestions on these things. Deeder and I really are working hard on becoming cooperative Mom and Tot team, it takes effort to have all that ironed out in an effiicent way.

We had lunch together after nearly 2 1/2 hour play time. Then our friends headed home for naps. My Deeder is napping now too, Carly however got her down time in before they arrived and was pretty low key during the visit.

The kiddos woke up at 6:40 rather than their usual 7:30 to 8-ish morning rising today because we were thinking of going into town with Darren this morning to look at a house to rent–I’m glad in retrospect that that didn’t work, it would have been too crazy.

Anyway, that’s my story and your Thursday reading on Oraeley. :)

Sorry for the lack of pictures, these are up from the archives. The first set are from March and the second are June ’08. Anyone want to tell me why it feels like I just posted these snaps yesterday?

The reposting of them is inspired by my sudden sweaping feeling of nostalgia. I miss my old play date friends as much as I’m thankful for the new ones that are here.
Nostalgia is defined as a feeling of wishing to return to a former time–that’s not quite it, it’s more of a a remembering fondly and appriciating.

Yep. Anyway. Diaper change time, stinky Carly!

4 Responses to “First Play Date at Our Place”

  1. Zoae says:

    we made your blog! I feel special! no one is napping :-( they napped the whole way home. oh well. we had fun! thanks!!

  2. Gramma Momma says:

    It’s great you, Zoae and kids had a great time together. All of us (except Dad) were out, too, so that must have been nice, too.
    I hope you and Darren succeed in finding a place near Peter and Zoae. Play dates would be easier!

    Gramma Momma’s last blog post..Wordful Wednesday

  3. lauren says:

    yay! how fun :) Good luck with the home search!

  4. Kathie says:

    It’s great that you’re meeting people so quickly! And good luck finding a wonderful home and neighborhood in which to raise your children.

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