|Waiting to board the plane!|
My friend Erika picked us up from the airport and we went to Panera for breakfast and then my dad picked us up at Panera.
|We had to bribe him with puffs to sit still long enough to get a picture.|
|Sweetest picture ever.|
On Tuesday, around lunchtime my best friend from college, Emily, and her little girl, Eden Grace, came over from Hattiesburg. We met at McCalister's, watched the kids interact, came back to my mom's and let the kids nap and play.
That evening other college friends came over from MS (Maeghan and Lana, and Lana's little boy, John Mark and we met up with a mentor from college (Wahnee) and wet to Kobe for Hibachi. I don't guess any of us thought about the fact that we had 3 little ones all 9-10 months and that they hadn't experienced anything like that. The first clang of a cooking utensil on the grill from the table next to us sent one of the kids wailing and the other two with frightened looks. Our cook was nice enough to not do the typical show and just cook our food. The kids enjoyed watching the other tables eventually, but they had to get used to the noise first. It turned out just fine in the end. :) We stood outside and took pictures with the babies and then came back to my parent's so the kids could go to sleep and we could talk some more. Yeah, right. The kids were wide awake until about 10:30pm. Emily and Eden grace stayed the night and the others went back to MS.
|Hibachi with 9 month old babies - not one of our best ideas to start with, but it turned out just fine!|
|4 friends and their "babies"|
|These friendships all started thanks to the lady in the middle. :)|
On Wednesday morning Emily and EG left after breakfast (and a frantic search for missing keys which were in a place that both Emily and I had already searched) and then Mom and I went shopping. That's what we do when we get together. Shop. Liam did great again, slept for about an hour and a half in the stroller. He's such a good kid. Liam played with some old toys of mine (the telephone - remember those?) He took quite a few steps around the living room. (one or two each time) Wednesday night, we walked over to a neighbor's house to go swimming. GiGi wanted to see how much of a fish Liam already is.
|Liam enjoyed playing with the fish in the aquarium.|