Monday, June 28, 2010

This past Friday we had a special play date with new baby boy Nolan.

I suppose it was more of a "sleep/play" date. Nolan took care of the sleeping part and MK handled the playing.

MK was quite fascinated with this tiny little bundle of joy. She was really good about being careful and quiet and gentle. Kind of. And she didn't seem to mind that I held him the entire time. ENTIRE. TIME. Oh, he is so sweet and yummy. I knew she wouldn't mind though. She could care less about me when Aunt Rae is around. She thinks Raven is "hers".

It felt like such a full circle moment for Raven and I. We have been waiting for quite some time to be together with our little ones. We have known each other for years and years and years. We attended the same elementary, middle and high school. We also went to the same college and even lived together through our first jobs. She was in my wedding and I was in hers. We have sat on many back porches and had long, in-depth conversations about husbands and marriages and money and friends and of course, babies. We have been rocks for one another through good and bad times. And we have dreamed of the day when we would both be mommies. And that day is finally here. What an amazing feeling!
As always, the time flew by and our "sleep/play" date was over much too soon. Nolan and Raven had only been gone for about ten minutes before I began missing them again.

Thank goodness I got lots of lovin' before they left.


Kathy Hardison said...

Such sweet pictures! I know you look forward to your next get together. LY&MY

Brent and Kristen said...

He is such a cutie! I keep forgetting Raven lives in Columbia. Glad you guys had fun.

jan kessler said...

Awesome friendships!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelly Lee said...

So, so sweet! You both are so lucky to have the friendship you have and to be "mommy's" together! Give both of them hugs and kisses from me.

Melissa and Sam said...

Missed getting together with you all. Now that I'm back in town let's do another playdate! Look how cute MK and Nolan are together! Want to squeeze them both!