Saturday, January 17, 2009

two peas in a pod

Mikayla has a very special friend named Ellie. They have known each other from when they were only a few months old. Ellie's mom and I worked together at Camp Tilikum when we were in college (way back I really that old?). We reconnected after seeing each other at church and found out that we lived in the same town and were both having girls only 2 months apart. Since three years ago, we've done lots together and the girls really enjoy every time they get to see each other. (see our pumpkin patch tradition for more of memory lane)

For this year's Christmas gifts to each other, we decided to do something special, like a date! Because of the "Arctic Blast" over the holidays and one thing after another at the beginning of January, we finally got the chance for just us girls to go out. We decided to meet at Red Robin for some lunch. At this age, that's enough excitement to consider it an activity. Maybe next year we'll do something a little more exciting.

What's up with Mikayla's cheesy grin?

We also thought it would be fun to have the girls exchange a book with each other. Mikayla got Curious George (one of Ellie's favorites) and Mikayla gave Ellie a rhyming book - Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? We'll have to continue this tradition, too, because both of the girls love to read!

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Ellie (5 months) & Mikayla (3 months)

Mikayla & Ellie
(both almost 3 years old)


boosmom said...

So cute! Love the tradition of exchanging books!

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

That is so cool. I had something like that when Jaquelyn was little. We kept up a playgroup for about 4 years but once the kids started school it kinda fell by the wayside. It also didn't help that I moved an hour away.

I really wish I knew people in our area who have kids Rebecca's age to hang out with. Looks like lots of fun!

Wonderful World of Crafts said...

Ok, so Aunt Kim thinks M needs bows on both sides of her braid. Should I make some more?

Sally said...

How sweet that they have each other to grow with.

vicki said...

It looks like Mikayla and Ellie were having a great time. Grammy had fun with Austin. :)
See you when we get back home.

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