It doesn't happen all the time, but there are days when the kids behave, we have special plans and I go to bed thinking that our time together just couldn't have been better. This was one of those days...
We started our morning in West Linn where we were lucky enough to spend a little time with Ali and Emi. They were in town for a whirl wind weekend but squeezed us into their busy schedule. We were so happy they did - the kids had such a fun time together. Emi is just the sweetest little girl and we wish so much that they lived closer or that we got to see them more often. Carter is very sweet with her and they get along great. Kennedy warmed right up to her, as well, and loved the fact that she left with a large bag of new clothes courtesy of Emi's closet. Ali and I had to laugh, though, that soon Kennedy will be handing down stuff to Emilia. She is already outweighing her by a pound and has nearly caught up with her in shoe size, too. Anyways, it was a special time and we're so thankful for the chance to catch up a little.
Kennedy 2 1/2, Emilia 4 1/2 and Carter 4 3/4 (age is a big thing to Carter at the moment and he will be the first to tell you he's 4 and 3/4!)
After coffee and snacks at Starbucks, the kids and I headed back into Portland and met Carrie & Ethan and Cheri, Adrian & Eliana for a fun lunch. Care was gearing up to go back to work the following week and wanted to get together one last time. It has been such a wonderful treat to have her home while on maternity leave. I managed to see her and the baby at least once a week and I will forever treasure that time. It's been so fun to watch Ethan grow and to have seen Carrie's transition to motherhood. She's fantastic at it!