Last weekend we had a visit from some very lovely friends of ours who live in South London. We last saw them way back in July last year when their newest little one was just 6-7 weeks old so it was lovely to see them now, to catch up with how everything is and see how much both of their girls have grown. Plus of course we have a new arrival of our own that they were keen to meet.
Their little E is still as lovely and chilled as she was when she was younger and she is so cute and diddy. Her and LM are almost the same size – though of course being 5 months older little E is way ahead developmentally. She’s such a happy girl constantly smiling and so content sitting playing with toys and it was lovely to see.
Monkey loved seeing their oldest, S, again too. He had been a bit poorly and grumpy over the weekend so we weren’t entirely sure how it would go but they arrived and he was so so happy at having a little friend to play with that he seemed to completely forget his grumpiness! S is such a cutie, just a little bit older than Monkey and they are so similar in so many ways. She was great following him around to see what he was up to and he did really well with sharing his toys and playing with her as well as alongside her.
What was really nice was that they were able to stay for a while, often when we see them it is a bit of a flying visit so it was nice to be able to spend some time together to chat about life with another baby and all the challenges and happiness that brings! There was a really great moment while us Mums were with the babies and having a natter. One Daddy was dozing in the garden and we thought the other was playing play-doh with the older kiddies. In reality this was happening.
The kids were playing together so well that Hubs had decided to have a rest too hehe. Who can blame him eh? Late in the afternoon we went for a walk so that the youngest 2 could get a nice nap while we all had some fun. It was just lovely and Monkey and S were running around having so much fun together, it really was adorable.
They even got an ice cream on the way home, lucky kiddies :). They stayed for tea then it was time for them to head home. I’ve said before how much I value their friendship and I really, really look forward to seeing the kids grow and play together over the years to come :).
Bless them – so cute together.
Time with friends is so important and looks like a lot of fun was had! #countrykids
How wonderful to catch up with friends, have all those youngsters together and yet have a chilled day! the afternoon walk looked just the ticket on a spring day, I’m sure they will back to visit you all again soon after such a lovely catch up. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids
What a lovely way to spend the day. So nice that the kids get on too. Wonderful to get out for a walk to, looks like a lovely spring day x
sounds and looks like a gorgeous sunny day out. We need some more of that sun my way!! Xxx
That looks like a lovely way to spend a day, and so nice that the kids get on so well together, too. And you managed to get a sunny day, which is even better! x
What a great day! It’s fab catching up with friends and their children, especially if you haven’t seen them for a while- Mine get giddy with excitement when we have these sort of meet ups! #ordinarymoments
Sounds like you all had a lovely day! It’s great catching up with old friend especially if they have kids too 🙂 xx
Sounds like a really fun day! Just what the weekend should be for.
Oh how lovely – that sounds like a lot of fun and it’s always nice to catch up with friends when you don’t get to see them too often!
Hahahahaha my fave pic here is the one that could be titled “typical Dads” – no disrespect to Dads but the amount of times you think they’re playing with the kids and…well?!!?!
Sounds like a nice weekend, always great to see old friendly faces x
This really is lovely, and that the children are so close in age makes it all the better. It sounds like you all had a great day x
What a lovely weekend! And SO funny that the Dads were chilling out when they were meant to be playing 🙂 Thanks for linking this up at #sharethejoy this week x
Hehe, love this-gorgeous weekend and naughty Daddies #sharethelovelinky x
Beautiful photos and kids. They all look like they had a lot of fun. It’s great to take a break and visit with friends. Stopping by from Share with Joy.
What a fab day, can’t beat days like this with good friends. Love that photo of the kids and your hubby, and the other dad snoozing, classic xx #sharethejoy
Ah this is lovely- time with friends is so important and it’s lovely when everyone gets along so well. We have couple friends that we treasure but unfortunately they all live up near Newcastle- so far away from us! x
So Precious! What a lovely visit 🙂
Love the photo of one Daddy caught dozing in the sunshine in the garden – Good for him! 🙂