Today was one of those cool and special days that I will treasure for a long time because I got to hang out with my pen pal!
I met Kelly at the wedding of a mutual friend (Krista of Borchard Bliss) in early 2008. After that, I would occasionally ask Krista about Kelly and how she was doing. About the time I was expecting Isla, Krista told me that Kelly and her husband Matthew were expect their first baby and were also waiting to find out the sex, which I thought was so cool and unusual. Since I am a total blog stalker, I found Kelly’s blog (Keeping Up With The Grant Gang) off of Krista’s blog, and proceeded to blog stalk her! I eventually made contact and we became Facebook friends. After the birth of our daughters two weeks apart, we found out that we were both doing the Babywise series of books, and we started sending each other messages on our walls about how it was going, which evolved to sending Facebook messages, which evolved to sending emails, which evolved to sending text messages, which evolved to texting each other every hour upon the hour about how the girls were doing in their day and their routine. There is no way I would have made it this far in breastfeeding or gotten over some of the big baby/routine hurdles without Kelly’s constant support and encouragement. She is a wonderful friend to have in your corner!
Kelly has family in Mississippi, and she decided to come over and pay me a visit when she was visiting them! I am so glad she did because I don’t know when else I will get to see her again since we will be moving so far and I don’t know if we will move back to LA after Russia. I guess I will just have to make a visit to DC!
I wanted Isla to wear the bow and hat that Kelly bought her so she could see her in it… unfortunately it didn’t last until Kelly and Addison :(.
Isla waiting for her pen pal Addison to show up!
Kelly holding the girls. She is so good at interacting with the babies and she has taught Addison to do so many things (I need to get on the ball!). Addison can say her name, she can say Isla’s name, she can blow kisses, and whenever you tell her to give something sugar she gives BIG kisses! She is so cute.
Say “ahhhhhhhhh”. I love this picture of Addison and Isla.Sadly, the girls did not play together as well as I thought they would. I am so worried that Isla is going to be a bully. Just the other day at Avery’s birthday party I was thinking that she was so sweet with other kids and babies and shared so well already, but then all of a sudden she got so territorial with AJ! I do think this picture is hilarious; it cracks me up. Addison is such a sweet baby, I am so sad that she cried.
The girls played better when they had their own personal space!We spent all day chatting and cooking up a special meal for our baby/kid food making blog, Little Tummy Yummies (post coming later), but all too soon it was time for everyone to go. We had to get Nick to take a group shop. Isn’t Kelly beautiful? I love her straight, shiny hair!!! Isla checking out Addison. They warmed up to one another by the end of night.
Addison even gave Isla some sugar! She is so sweet.
God has the most amazing way of putting people in our lives at the exact right time, and I am so thankful for Kelly and Addison… I can’t wait to see how our friendship and pen pal-ship grows in the coming years!