Since this was the first day of Playgroup this school year, no pictures were taken. The kids were much too rambunctious to risk any time behind a camera. We had five grown-ups: my friends Kristi, Heather, Heather, Bonnie and then me; 3 infants: Rachel (2 months), Maggie (pretty much 2 months), and Amy (almost a month); and 4 toddlers: Emma (the girl I babysit), Ian, Hannah, and another Rachel. We're going to try to get more families to join as well.
Other than Ian, who has had to get used to having Maggie in the house, all the other children are only-children, thus far, so this was the first time they have had to share in quite a while. It really went pretty well, except for a few kafuffles and eye-gougings. Emma, herself, fell victim to an eye-gouger and got pushed off a little sit-and-ride toy.
All in all, there was a lot of grabbing and screaming but the kids eventually settled into their own little corner with their individually prized toy. It was fun to get out of the house though and visit with some other moms in the neighbourhood.
Maybe next week we'll actually get the kids to play nicely together. It could happen...