Monday, April 6, 2009

John Michael's New Friends

Yesterday afternoon our family met some new friends at a local park. These four little cuties, all chromosomally enhanced, spent a couple hours together while we moms chatted and got to know each other and the sibs and dads played soccer and baseball in an adjacent field.
From left to right: Sheridan 7 1/2 mos. (mom Lisa), Gabrielle 11 mos. (mom Sheree), John Michael 16 1/2 mos. (my guy), and Joaquin 14 mos. (mom Jennifer). Three of us are blogging moms, so it was fun chatting about that as well.

John Michael is responding to, "How big is John Michael?" "Sooooo big!" He had a blast trying out everyone's toys. He especially loved playing with Sheridan's ball with the shaking beads in it!
Thanks for sharing, Sheridan. Everyone loved the sounds it made.

I love this photo! Joaquin gave me a huge grin. He's so cute! He's sporting a handsome outfit his stylish mom designed! You can order your own at Jennifer's other website: Gabby was the lone female of the bunch, but she didn't seem to mind. She is such a beauty and that outfit -- darling! John Michael was flirting with her by trying to yank out her pretty white bow. He is so into hair these days and, apparently, hair accessories, too. Sheridan has some beautiful hazely greenish/blueish/brownish eyes. I can't describe them, but he gets them from his mom. He's also sporting some super long curls on top which John Michael couldn't resist!

The afternoon was great for connecting us moms and allowing us to talk freely about life with our little ones. Without a doubt, all the moms there feel blessed to have their children. There was another bigger guy at the park, Thomas at 3 yrs old, with his mom, Dawn. He was super busy playing on the climbing structure and keeping his mom on her toes, so we didn't get to visit with her very much. Hopefully another time.

After the park, our family headed to an old ice cream fountain with Jennifer's family for diner food and ice cream. It was great to see the kids interacting and it felt great to connect with another family who is on a similar journey as ours.

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  1. oh! Those pictures turned out so cute!!

    I have a feeling these kids will be friends for years to come!


  2. What a great idea. Looks like fun.

  3. Sooooo cute Monica!! I can't wait to watch these kiddos grow up together! Thanks for the shout out about Addy & Sam too. So sweet!
    Also, no big deal at all but Joaquin just turned 14 months :)!!! But really, no biggie :)!!
    Had a blast with you guys and look forward to the next adventure.
    We should turn in the photo to Elaine at DSIA. She would love it!

  4. how sweet, looks like a great time!

  5. What a great looking group of kiddos!! We have a "little group" of special friends, we all met when our kids were babies/toddlers, they are all now 10 years to 13 years old and they LOVE getting together!! And we Moms love getting together with and without the kids!

  6. Those pictures are adorable! It sounds like a perfect afternoon. You're so fortunate to have these relationships that will benefit you and your families. I hope to meet all of you and your little ones this summer at the convention!

  7. These little guys are simply gorgeous! And really seem to have had a greta conversation, giving their mommies a good time to chat.

    and who knows when you find the time and money to visit good old Germany with your little family.

    Best wishes,

  8. How fun. That is so great that you were able to get together and talk about everything. The kids look like they were having a great time.

  9. Love the pictures! They look like they had a brilliant time!

  10. I saw your comment on another blog and I came over to say hi. How adorable is John Michael. Just the cutest little thing! Your park outing looks like lots of fun! What very beautiful babies! God bless you this Easter week!

  11. You all are so lucky to be near each other! The kids, well I could just squeeze them all...they are too, too cute!