Friends with Flair

29 Jul

Time and availability of dads had us going out on a limb with this one. We started a playdate with the Quinns in the late afternoon! There was lots of swimming.

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(left to right) Sadie’s feet, Elijah, Declan, and Alistair.

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Scuba Sadie

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Scuba Liam

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How to get waterlogged kids out of the pool? PIZZA!

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Somewhere we lost a few of the kids. While cleaning up the patio, we came in to these 3 little cuties (Sadie, Liam, and Alistair) who moved a chair over to the counter to gain access to the fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. Brilliant!

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Even Motley got in on the action. Here Alistair shares some snugly time with our sweet piggie.

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Though we have been with Liam during his breathing treatments before (Liam has chronic asthma that is easily exacerbated and needs regular nebulizer treatments), Sadie seemed to notice it for the first time on this evening. She was curious and for the next several days we had quite a few discussions about premature babies (Liam was 7 weeks premature) and the issues that often come with that as well as smoking, air pollution, and illness as situational issues that can exacerbate his predisposition to breathing problems.

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Me: “Wow, Liam. That makes your eye look really big!” Liam turns around with a dry smile. Liam: “Does it make my butt look big?” I laughed so hard I nearly cried.

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The big boys were peaceful late in the evening- building with Legos and constructing marble runs. It was definitely different to see two boys who are usually so silly and wild with each other sitting quietly with intention. This was a fabulous evening. We’re trying new things and going with the flow and it’s just wonderful. Our playdate ended shortly after 11PM and it was all fun, games, and (as always) loaded with life learning.


Posted by on July 29, 2009 in Playdate


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3 responses to “Friends with Flair

  1. Rachel (Esposito) McMillian

    July 29, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Hey Sarah… I am so proud of you. I noticed this link on facebook and decided to take a look before bed… WOW… You are really doing your thing here… with the children, the blogging, it’s really awesome to witness. I love to write but I’ve never been that interested in blogging (I think it’s the whole pen and paper thing)… But I am so inspired to try it. Your family is beautiful. I am especially interested in the home school theory. I’m going to take a closer look at some books you’ve suggested… fascinating!

  2. Kim

    July 31, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Don’t you just thoroughly enjoy days like this with special friends? An amazing life, I say.

  3. Susan

    August 7, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Lochlann wants Sadie to know that she has the exact same Ariel flippers, hand fins and goggle set that Sadie has! I should try this later in the evening morphing into night time play date thing! It would work far better with our life style!


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