Busy was 6 months old when I decided that we needed to join a mommy and me class at Gymboree. When we started, she wasn't crawling yet but started soon after. I somehow convinced a couple of my good friends with kids the same age to join as well. Now I'm a little fuzzy on the details, but sometime in that first few months we managed to "attract" some other cool moms with cool kids (and yes, I am aware of how awful that sounds). We decided to get together outside of class to talk babies and girl talk. Over the past 3 years others have come and gone, but the originals have stayed the course. Our babies are now big - Connor will be 4 in February, Everest in March, Caroline in April, Wip in May and Busy in June. We don't all get together much anymore, due to the crazy number of kids we have collectively and to ever changing schedules, but we do small gatherings between two of us at times.
This afternoon, we all got together for a gingerbread house party at Wip's house. Connor and his two sisters were unable to make it :( but the rest of us had a blast! It was really special to see the kids playing together. They have all changed so much and all have such different personalities that it's interesting and cool to see how they all interact as little people.
|After playing for a bit, they all sat at the table to begin the |
|Busy decided she would drink the icing right out of the tube while|
D looked at me like she was crazy...which she is.
|And a little kiss under the mistletoe ;)|
Times are good and the kids are cute. I miss our playgroups, but when we do manage to get together, it makes it all worth it. I'm already looking forward to next year's gingerbread party!!!