Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Hanging with Clare ~

We've been in birthday heaven over here - Michael celebrated his 9th this weekend, although I am SURE that 9 is the new 13, because he certainly has that teenage attitude. Am I just getting older and not able to tolerate the young kids, or are kids growing more disrespectful in this day and age? However, I am glad he still has his love for Brady - and Brady can't take his eyes off of Michael - from the second he enters the room to when he leaves.

Brady and I went to visit Clare and Teresa last week - only a hop, skip and an hour ride and we were there! Big brother Jamie was so helpful, asking if he could give a toy to Brady and sat with him (at one point sat in front of Clare!) and little two-month Simon was a cute little bug, hamming it up with his smiles.

Two-year old Clare was so adorable - not shy whatsoever as she reached out to me so she could walk over. I got hugs and kisses and big smiles; and words that were as clear as day - "bubble", "baby" , "Brady". She was on fire! She scooted right up to Brady and they seemed to gaze at each other, connect in some quiet way. Teresa posted some great pics on her blog, but here is my favorite, on the bottom left. Kinda tells it like it is! She's certainly giving him a good talking too! :) I'm glad to see he's paying attention to the women in his life!

It was so great to hook up, Teresa and Shawn were so hospitable and we had a fabulous lunch. It was reassuring for me to meet Clare and see Brady isn't as far behind as I keep thinking he is. I need to readjust my thoughts on his accomplishments. I know we'll see each other again soon, and I look forward to it.

6 comments:

Heather said...

I am so glad the kids and of course you parents had a chance to meet. They are so cute together. An hour is so close. You guys are lucky. Heather

Teresa & Shawn said...

We had fun, too! I am so glad you guys came up. It will be neat to see how the kids interact as they get older.

Lisa R said...

I WANNA GO NEXT TIME...That is it I am buying a plan, like I can afford that LOL

I love the pics they are adorable....

Kathleen said...

What a cute picture! I'm happy that Brady has a new friend.

Nancy said...

It's wonderful you guys got to meet...the kids all look GREAT together. My heart always skips a beat when I see parts of our gruop finally together in photos. Hopefully, I can meet you someday soon. Next July, perhaps?

Aspen said...

OH MY GOODNESS! How fun is that?! I am so jealous that I can't hardly stand it. Out in the middle over here, everyone of my blogging buddies are MILES away. So fun!