Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Friends and IRL Fun

(Quick blog template note:  I have finally updated my blog template to give more room for pictures and text.  I had been thinking that I would go with a blank, solid-color background (ie. white or black or something), but fell in love with this floral motif from Blogger.  I had seen it on someone else's blog once, but could never find it anywhere, not realizing that it was a Blogger option until now.  I'd love your thoughts and opinions!  Still working on the header photo...)

I just love IRL (that's In Real Life to those of you that didn't know...) meet-ups!  Sunday we had the absolute pleasure of meeting Cathleen, Jon and the beautiful and captivating Miss Lilly from Lilly's World when they were in our neck of the woods.  Samantha was so excited to meet and play with Lilly that she talked about it almost non-stop before they arrived, and again after they left, running to the door to greet them, anxious to have someone her own size and gender with whom to have a tea party.
The two girls made an instant connection, and were off playing together as soon as Lilly could get her coat off.  Samantha has very few opportunities to play with other little girls her age, so it was really interesting to watch.  "Tea Party" and "Doctor" were the two games of (Samantha's) choice, and, like her only-child mother at her age, she loved showing Lilly all of her toys.  However, unlike, her only-child mother at her age, she loved sharing all of her toys, too.  Shocking.

We certainly enjoyed getting to know Cathleen and Jon, and while the visit was too brief, I'm sure there will be other opportunities to get together in the future!

10 comments:

Cathleen said...

Is it wrong to comment on a blog post about myself? :) Loved watching the girls together, and funny how similar they are. It's so funny every time you tell me Sammi's doing something or saying something because Lilly is either starting to do it at the same time or a couple weeks later! So it was nice to finally meet your gorgeous little girl.

It looks like we'll be settling on the Bethesda side of DC but I definitely want to make sure the girls can become good friends and have plenty of play dates in the future. Maybe even a road trip to Sesame Place? :)

Krista said...

Great new look and I love the pictures.

patsy said...

awwww.....they look so sweet together! and love the new background :)

Rochelle said...

What fun! Love the new blog look!

Jenny said...

LOVE the blog!! The header picture is perfect!!

Anonymous said...

I love your new blog look! The girls looked so cute playing together I love it!!!

Nicole in MD

Ethan's mommy

Lacey said...

You live close to Phily? That would be so great! As long as I get to play with her beautiful hair. Ok, just kidding!

tekeal said...

looks like a really sweet meeting. ( I'm a bit jealous! ) the motif and new header looks fantastic. xx

RobMonroe said...

Love making web friends into IRL friends! So glad you made this connection!

(Side note - LOVE the new blog header picture!!)

Melissa M said...

I love the picture of the girls laying together. I just just imagine all the secrets they'll be sharing! IRL get togethers are gret!