Last year, we were SUPER germaphobic as she prepared for surgery and then recovered. We had a lovely summer and fall, when it happened. GERMS! They landed Aubrey in the hospital and then most outside contact was done for. No play dates with other kids, no handing her around at functions. We became super germaphobic again...we had to...we couldn't keep ending up in the hospital.
Mid March was our last synagis shot...so come mid April, we had the green light to play with friends again. She might still get sick, but she NEEDS to be with other kids:) So with such low risk, we headed to playgroup with friends...and we are happy...no matter how many tears over unshared toys...or stolen toys...or unfairness...we are happy to be with OUR friends again. We appreciate them more now than we did before...we love our friends...
and we love to try out boy toys at all the other houses:)
Who didn't have a BIG WHEEL when they were growing up?!?!
And our love (obsession) with bubbles is ongoing. And the pink tutu that twirls as you spin your bubbles, and the red sparkle shoes, does in fact make blowing bubbles better!
Ella has also found a deep love for tools and "building". I'm sure that Woody will spend many weekends in the next few months at home depot with his big girls...sporting the orange aprons...busy building banks and birdhouse and bird feeders...
Aubrey found a great friend last week...his name is Ace and he is the most gentle and loving dog.
He put his paw out and she new exactly what to do...shake and make introductions.
He patiently let her explore his eyes and nose.
And then she gently gave him a nice pat on the back.
We love Ace and can't wait to see him again.
And we are really looking forward to time with Gramma and Granddad Smith's golden, Rocky, this summer.
I think he and Aubrey will be fast friends too.
So here's to appreciating your friends, no matter how big or furry and for adult conversation!