Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Play Date

I'm not sure how my friend, Val, does it. She works full-time at the hospital doing graveyard shifts, and she's a new mom, and she's finishing up her nursing degree. Today she got home from work at 7 am and slept until Sawyer woke up at 11:30. I would go crazy, I'm sure.

She ran into a bit of a pickle today since she typically stays home with Sawyer all day but was required to attend a seminar this afternoon. She asked if I wouldn't mind having two babies this afternoon...and of course I wouldn't. Her baby is such a happy baby!

So Sawyer and Rachel had a "play date" of sorts. Sawyer is four months older than Rachel and she's already just about his height. Of course, Andrew and I are both probably at least six inches taller than either of Sawyer's parents so it makes sense that he's a short baby.

Rachel didn't think it was very fair that Sawyer has complete command of his motions and can turn over at will. He found it odd that she still has trouble balancing on her tummy. They both got rather frustrated trying to show off for each other...Rachel was trying desperately to roll over, and Sawyer kept trying to crawl over to her, but to no avail.

Giving smiles
Being mauled
Striking back while guarding her face
That's enough fighting, guys!
I think she had a good time. That's the first time she's played with anyone so close to her age. She showed quite a bit more interest in him than she does to all the little kids in our neighborhood or her cousins.


  1. Nancy that little boy was making moves on your daughter!

  2. And so the stage is set... I thought you didn't want her to grow up quite so fast! LOL

  3. I love the pictures at the top of your blog (maybe they've been there a while, I read your blog from google reader so I don't see your actual site).
    Also, I showed your blog to my sisters the other night so I could show them how fabulous your daughter is. They loved it and agreed that she's the cutest ever.

  4. Cute pictures - it looks like they had a lot of fun together. She is getting so big!

  5. That looks like fun! Rachel is growing so fast-I'd make her stop if I were you ;) Karen still loves the pictures (by the way she has her own little 'boyfriend' who is 4 months older than her too...)

  6. Hey, Crissy...Rachel's little "boyfriend" is only in the 5th percentile for height and weight. Just thought you'd like to know. :)

    Your kids are doing great!

  7. Nancy your blog is so cute!!! We should get our little babies together for a play date of their own! :)

  8. Maybe if her cousins showed more interest in her......

    I know how how your friend does it..........

    very exhaustingly!!!!!

  9. This is so cute, Nancy. I love the story and pictures. Rachel is an amazingly precocious little girl... I remember JC at her age. He was just like her... And your note about babies growing sure stirred a lot of good memories.
    I do like reading you so much. I'm kind of waiting for your next story. Very often you do help me through a bleak day (there are some). You are so good at telling stories.
    Well, how are your parents? I think about them a lot even tho I do not know your dad.
    But I think it's so wonderful Rachel is around right now...

  10. For sure, Es! I'll email you and we can set up a time!