Monday, August 18, 2008

everything but the (kitchen sink)

Not only is this a Ben & Jerry's flavor, but also the description of what was taken into Coolidge Park during our playdate adventure. Collectively, we had a waterproof blanket, a regular blanket, crawl ball, teething necklace, bubbles, sippy cups, wipes, diapers, cameras, strollers, toys, toys and more toys, diaper bags, graham crackers, pacifiers and seriously this is literally only half of it. We looked like bag ladies. . .

Thursday we had a play date at Coolidge Park with Jackson, Reed and Anna Kate. It was fun to have two of each kind, both male and female and four different ages and stages. We have the completely immobile Jackson to the walking Anna Kate. I would like for Ada to have three siblings, but thankfully this quartet consisting of an 11, 10, 6 and 2 month combination is not physically possible or that would be one busy mommy.

Jackson was a sweetie and was definitely the most laid back and easiest to handle. I am sure much of this comes from age. He was able to sleep through the chaos and only let out a little peep when Ada momentarily took his pacey.



Reed was obsessed with testing out everyone's toys. Last outing Reed left with Ada's toy that is often known as "ca-bear" and his mommy ended up buying him one because he loved it so much. He found a new love for so many other toys today. His mommy may be investing in them soon as well. When he wasn't toy testing, Reed was in search of more graham crackers and would gladly eat Anna Kate's half eaten pieces that fell on the blanket.

On your mark. Get set. Go.


Flash forward 16 years. Reed sees a cute girl stranded on the side of the road.




Anna Kate had another obsession, Ada's sippy cup. The almost one year old had her very own cute pink sippy cup, but for today Ada's purple and green sippy cup looked more appetizing. When not eyeing the sippy cup, Anna Kate was showing off some of her new walking skills.



Ada sat, played and watched. It will be just a few months until she will be mobile like her slightly "older" friends. Ada loved her time with all of her little friends and can't wait to see them all again soon.
Each mommy took lots of pictures so I am sure there will be more from others to follow.

8 comments:

Becca and Brent said...

I'm continually amazed at how much Ada changes week after week after week. She is such a cutie pie and one lucky girl to have such a busy social schedule at only 6 months old!

Looks like fun!

Tamara Chastain said...

I love your journaling and your pictures. Thanks for sharing your fabulous playdate. It's amazing at all of the "stuff" you take along with you when you have a little one.

Amy said...

Perfect recap of the day... now what am I going to say in my post? That is if I ever get time to do it...:)

Jessica said...

Cute pictures, as always! What a fun day, can't wait to do it again soon! Maybe next time we can bring the kitchen sink, too. I'm sure the kiddos would love to play in it!

Summer said...

They are all so adorable! I love the photo of Reed "changing" Anna Kate's tire.

Brad and Shana said...

I always enjoy your posts.....it's so fun to see all those cute babies and their busy social calendar. I speak from experience when I say that you will all cherish these photos later when all the kids have aged 6 or 7 years. Tammy & I have pictures of Bryce and Maddie together from Bryce's "birth"day until now. (they are 7 weeks apart). And it just makes our heart happy!

Tammy said...

cute.cute.cute.

LB said...

hi Brittany, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love a new commenter! Your Ada is just precious, and I love your photographs. Such skill. I will have to keep reading. I just love reading other moms' blogs. It makes me feel a little less alone in motherhood:)