1. Over the past month we have had 3 different play dates for the boys. The first one was with one of my oldest friends & her daughter (& son who is only 4 months old). It was mostly a chance to catch up with friends but the kids did get to play. With the water table.2. Inside with Bella's toys. And she is slightly taller than him but not this much. He was squatting & she was standing on her tippy toes, but don't they look cute? I think they look a little alike with their tiny teeth, dark hair & eyes & sweet smiles. 3. And don't fret. We didn't leave Joey home. He was a part of every playdate. He just happens to enjoy running around on his own. And Larisa & I were laughing so hard because his trunks were too big & they started falling down & he didn't even notice. HA!4. On the morning of 4th of July we had a family over to play. Rick & I work with Aine or Aidan's mama as Johnnie called her. Aidan is a 5 year old boy that is in his new preschool/daycare class. 5. Aidan's little brother Hugo was really shy & took almost the entire morning to settle in but once he did he was happily running around with all the boys playing superheroes & trying to keep away from the Wayne monster (their daddy).6. And I promise you Joey was there. This time he was hiding under the picnic table sneaking M&Ms. And Jimmy spent lots of the playdate playing on the swingset in the backyard.7. And finally this past weekend we had a milestone playdate. Johnnie has had a tough time adjusting to his new school & part of the reason it has been so tough is because he left his best friend that he has spent every Monday-Friday with in daycare since he was 4 months old. Max. And so on this day Johnnie was very excited. It was the first time that we had a playdate with his friend & his mom (a new friend because of our boys). They chatted, giggled, played with cars, ran around the yard & tried to avoid the day ending with every excuse they could think of.
8. And I finally got all the boys near each other, not necesarrily looking at the camera but within the view of the camera. 9. Afterwards I asked Johnnie if he was happy to spend the day with his friend & this is the look I got. After the last few weeks of sadness it was nice to see this face again.10. And then we took advantage of an unexpected visit from Auntie Kayci & captured our first family photo of the summer.