While I was on maternity leave, I really tried to take advantage of the stay-at-home thing. While I’m very comfortable with my decision to go back to work at this point, one of the things I miss the MOST is being able to escort Walt to play dates. This week, Walt had two play dates!
I was lucky enough to reconnect with a dear friend from middle school, Kate, a couple years ago. As luck/fate/the universe would have it, she recently moved within a mile of my house (we could easily walk!) and had a baby boy, Asher, exactly one month before Walt. She also has a darling 3-year-old, Nora. It’s been great for me as a first-time mom to be able to bounce ideas off her and commiserate when things get challenging.
Last Friday, Walt’s school was closed, so I called up Kate so we could hang out with her adorable kiddos. Previous play dates with Walt and Asher have been very uneventful. We pretty much held the babies and let Nora entertain us. This time, Walt and Asher were totally into each other! Asher is a completely laid back kid (even more so than Walt, which is impressive!). He’s quick to smile and has some baby blues that will melt your heart in an instant. One thing didn’t change: Nora was still the center of entertainment 🙂 To have half her energy would be amazing!
Check out the guys getting reacquainted (thank goodness Kate had her camera ready!):
|I mean, seriously. Look at Asher’s sweet hand on Walt’s arm. SO CUTE.|
|Little cuties! Walt looks a bit conservative with his Republican hair-do 🙂|
|Asher is definitely more used to the camera. I’m pretty sure they were watching Nora buzz around.|
Such a fun time! We can’t wait to do it again. These boys will be buddies for sure! Thanks Wallace’s!
We also had a play date on Tuesday evening with another old friend of mine, Stefanie. Her family lived (still do!) in my parent’s neighborhood and we played volleyball together. Stefanie has a sweet 13 month old, Austin. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to snap any pics, but we will next time!