Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Friends IRL: In Real Life

Today my long(ish)-time internet friend Susanne stopped by with some hand-me-down clothes for Benjamin, as well as a package of fun surprises. It was our first time meeting Susanne in real life—and her smile is even more charming that way than it is in her pictures.

She didn't stay long (because Benjamin was due for a nap (which he's taking in new truck-themed pyjamas) and because I kept coughing (I got the cold that Benjamin and Andrew got (not at all what Rachel had)) but it was sure nice to meet her!

After she left we went outside to blow bubbles (Susanne's gift) on the porch while we waited for Daddy to come home. He decided to try to beat the mega-storm home (and did, luckily). As you can see from the pictures, the kids were still hoping to go to the pool, but the weather's a little wild so we're holding off. Perhaps things will calm down and we'll make it there a little later...

"How many seconds do we have to wait after the thunder stops?" Miriam asked me.

"Fifteen minutes," I told her. "At least. That's a whole lot of seconds!"

Anyway, here are some pictures of the kids enjoying their bubbles before Daddy got home and before the storm hit (it's getting sun-shiny outside again so Miriam's busily getting her hopes up about swimming):

Miriam's obviously got a better handle on the magic behind blowing bubbles. Benjamin can blow a bubble every now and then, but he was mostly just frustrated about it today (though quite happy with the ones Miriam was making).

Here he is saying, "Pop!" and poking his finger through the bubble wand:

It was so nice to meet you, Susanne!


  1. It was great meeting you as well. I hope you will be able to use some of the clothes, and I'm glad to see the children enjoying the bubbles. If the bead thing is inappropriate, feel free to exchange it for something better. I got it at Walmart...sorry. I was in Mebane, and that's what they have there.

    I saw Andrew on his scooter when I was near the turn off for the museum. I'd seen some lightning strikes in the distance so I'm glad he made it home safely.


    1. These are some of the nicest hand-me-downs we've ever gotten! For real! Thank you so much!

      And the girls are super excited to make some of those keychains once school gets out. :)

  2. So cool you met Susanne!!! No fair!

    That second picture of Miriam looks exactly like you, Nancy! She is really growing up and coming into her own non-baby face. Does that make sense? It always seems to take a few years for kids to settle into their own appearance.

    1. /exactly what I was thinking about Miriam's face and your face, Nancy. You are twinners, almost.

  3. I looked at that picture of Miriam and commented to Nick that she is 50% Nancy, 50% Andrew. :)