It's been exciting to watch her branch out. To slowly loosen her grip from around my leg, and learn that she's just as safe a few feet away. My heart was beaming this week as I watched a few of her friendships grow deeper.
Shy and timid at first, she was very much an observer as some older kids dominated the wadding pool. But as they were leaving, her friend Abby arrived, and they were adorable together. It's sweet how a friendship can grow on very few words, but lots of splashing and giggles.
She was thrilled when we got to have another play date with Abby this morning, this time at their friend Olivia's house. How sweet of Tiffany to remember that we don't have air conditioning and invite us over on this smoldering 100 degree day. These play dates are just as enjoyable for me as they are for my Nugget. These three girls (and the Mama's) met in baby ECFE class, almost three years ago!
Adorable or what? I love little girl giggles.
I shouldn't fail to mention that there are two cutie boys that are a part of this playgroup (Well, six actually. Four of us have had baby boys in the last several months!) However, they were not able to join us today, so we took the opportunity to do something girly.
'A painting project' as my girl calls it. And Tiffany and I were able to check 'Pet Rocks' off our Summer Fun lists. Two birds with one stone, baby.
As we're getting ready to celebrate Independence Day, my girl is learning independence, her way. Now that's something to celebrate!