"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

03 October 2012

A Last Playdate at Tah-tuh's House

When we first moved into our current home, Little B was three-and-a-half months old, and there was a fun couple next door expecting their first baby boy.

We enjoyed being neighbors with them, and B and Carter had fun being buddies, blowing bubbles in the driveway, playing in the grass when it was sunny out, going for walks, swimming, and sitting in Carter's red wagon.

Carter and his parents moved a few months ago, and it was fun to see their new house at his first birthday party.

Today, we had a play-date planned with Carter and his mom, Jessica (you can find her here, and at rosebud johnnies), as well as our friend Ellen and her little boy, Adam. I had to wake up Little B from his nap so that we could get there in time for lunch. I had already walked into his room, packed up his diaper bag, opened the curtains, turned off his white noise machine, and he hadn't budged. So I rubbed his back and when his eyes slowly opened, I said, "B, let's wake up. Do you want to go play with Carter at Carter's house?"

He perked right up and shouted, "Tah-tuh!" 

The boys had a grand time, crashing, vrrrrrrrooooming, thumping, trying out one another's sippy cups, and overall, just being boys.

(And the mommies were thankful for time to have some adult conversation.)
Jessica was nice and let B "clean" her floors. Apparently, Swiffers go "Eeeee" just like vacuums.

Little boys getting dishes extra-clean
Yummy Goldfish crackers!
Aren't they all so cute?!
"Here, I'll show you guys how to ride!"
Thanks for being great neighbors, Carlos, Jessica, and Carter! 
We'll miss you guys!

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