I am delighted when I see them play side by side. What? Who says boys can't play with doll houses?
Fun days around the house built up to a rare and special treat indeed. We went to Waco to celebrate my old college friend, Mary's, daughter's birthday! Mary, Nicole, Julie and I were very close while in school. We lived together, played together. My years in school were blessed because I had prayed for friends such as these. After graduation, Mary moved to Maryland, and then I moved to Oregon, and then Julie moved to North Carolina. At last, we have all moved back to Texas! This reunion was such a warm and fuzzy time for me. My heart swelled with joy, and I was tickled to see that Mary's older girl and my baby girl are already kindred spirits!
Aunt Nicole surprised the girls with these treats! They played with them all afternoon, covering their princess gloves with the stickers to make them "fancier."
Nicole was brilliant to think of getting them something new and fun to enjoy and bond over right off the bat!
Getting to know Izzie...
After delish sandwiches and salads, we started the par-tay, however Eliza was somewhat upset, as 2-year-olds often are, but her mommy was able to smooth over the upset just in time for her to blow her candle out! Yay!
Beautiful family ~
Everybody now, "Aaaaawwwww."
My little man, gosh, I love him so!
Wendy was her usual enthusiastic self! She climbed into a gift bag and hollered, "Come open me up, Eliza!"
Oh, the joy!
I love the late day sun for pic-taking. And check out those cute toddler heads...
For old time's sake, we all went to The Olive Garden for dinner.