Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Sofia!

A day in Plymouth to celebrate Sofia turning 1! Mo, you are a great Mom!

I couldn't possibly be happier to have great friends nearby and their amazing kids for Kyle to grow with. Kyle and Evan have been friends since Ev was 3 months old and it is so much fun to watch them grow individually as well as grow as friends. It reminds me a lot of how our own friendships have grown and strengthened over the years. They have come from cooing and giggling together to sliding at the park holding hands and blowing bubbles together. They are both great kids and so loving. I am blessed to have them. And we have a couple of chicks to play with too! Sofia turns 1 on Sunday and I can't believe it's been a year. It's cliche, but GD it it's true that time flies. I think it takes on a whole new meaning when you are watching a little one grow. She is growing into a little girl these days walking and checking out the world around her. She was pleased to see baby Addie at the "playgroup" today too. I could see in her face the relief that Sue has blessed us with another amazing child and a baby girl this time for Sofia to grow and explore with. She'll need help when those darn boys start trying to push her around (not that they do, but I'm sure the sweetness will turn into chasing the girls with snakes someday) Sue, you also are an amazing Mom! Your kids are so lucky to have you as thier Mom.

As you all know, I can't let 1 day pass without taking a ridiculous amount of pictures. I get this from my gramma Donahue if any of you wondered. Instead of a dining room full of printed pictures spilling out of the drawers, I have a computer drive dedicated to my obsession. I can't imagine paying to have all these pictures developed, ahh the beauty of digital! Not to mention I only have to be on point and get a good shot on an average of 1 out of 10.

Nothing tells a story like a great picture, a good candid when the shot catches the kids living life. I love having them all and looking back at them to jog my terrible memory. It's crazy to me that I can forget something that Kyle did when he was 6 months, look at a picture from that time and it all comes flooding back. I am sure when graduation day comes and I'm staring and two grown men I'll be happy to have pictures from this time and remember what they were like when they were this age learning to be friends. I am sure they will be happy to have them and realize why I tend to go overboard with that camera too. It's a sure sign when Kyle say's cheese and crinkles his face when he see me bust out the camera case.

As usual we had a great day. A great visit with friends who can understand everything you are going through in life right now. There is not much more sacred than friendship. Non judgemental, true friendship is hard to find and I can't imagine not having it. Lots of laughs, a climb up Mount Everest (lol) that I didn't even knew existed in Plymouth. Leave it to Mo to find the most challenging route and put Sue and I to the test. It's OK, we lived through it and my calves are thanking Mo right now :) Had to sweat out that pizza some how! I'll be replacing those calories tomorrow with a few Corona's at the Tom Petty show. Love you girls!

P.S. All the pictures from the day can be found on the link to the side

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Once again, you take such AMAZING pictures and truly capture the day. Today was perfect. I really love you guys. Er, you have taught me more in the last 2 years, I can't even express.