Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Play Date

Bud had a play date yesterday with his best friend from school. Their first one. This friend is no ordinary friend-- their friendship is the type where glances and blushes are exchanged when they first see each other as they arrive at school. The kind where Evie told her mom that she doesn't love her brothers and that the only boys she loves are her dad and Bud. They really like each other. Really.

I took them to the park for their play date, and it was awesome. A thing to behold. I still smile when I think about it.

The amount of giggling didn't quite rival Ginger's birthday party, but it was pretty constant and impressive.

I know it's kind of hard to tell from this photo, but they really do like each other. 

As they sat to share a snack, they got to practice their adult-like kid conversations. It was truly fabulous. 

Especially the portion that revolved around the graham sticks. 

Evie: "Mmmmm! These are really good!"

Bud (says very knowingly): "I know! They're like bark chips, only tastier!"

I just about died when Evie had some hair blow in her face and Bud brushed it out of the way for her, giving her cheek a caress as he did so. So tender. (Yikes!)

A change of snack-eating venue, for more privacy (should I be giving them more privacy?!?)...

Bud and Evie spent a lot of time on the swings, too, switching constantly to face the same way and then opposite ways. At one point they were swinging side-by-side, in tandem, and Bud proclaimed, "We're married!" (Double yikes!) He must have learned that one from his sisters.

Needless to say, the play date was a huge success! They are already making plans for the next one. I can't wait.


mk said...

I LOVE this!

carmar76 said...

Simply darling! Great pics, too! You really did capture their exhuberance!!

janeannechovy said...

That is so darn adorable it's not even funny.

I'm sure he was talking about the kind of married where your swings are synchronized. Right? RIGHT?

Okay, my word verification is oh-so-perfect for this post: squees. Yes, that's just what I was doing when I saw those pictures. :)

The Laundry Queen said...

Yes, synchronized swings.

And, 'squee'? As in a little squeal?

Riecke's said...

Hey at least she's a little cutie. Double check that she's willing to take you in when you're old!

jwise said...

That is really sweet! I LOVE the pictures! (This is almost beyond my comprehension because my oldest boy is 12 and I'm just hoping he is interested in a girl before he's 25.)

The Laundry Queen said...

jwise-- Sounds like our oldest children would get along swimmingly, in a purely platonic sense, since she doesn't show any interest in the opposite sex, either. I think we should be grateful.

audiogeek1 said...

I wish I could have been there. Bud is an amazing boy.

Katie said...

Evie's Mom here! Yes, what a play date it was! She is still talking about it. The pictures are so great! I'm not sure that I want to show them to her though because I know that she'll ask me 50 times a day to look at them!!!
If the weather is good on Friday and you guys are bored, you'll have to call me and maybe we can meet up again. I'm just sad that I didn't get to witness the first play date in person!

The Laundry Queen said...

I'll let you know, Katie!