Rekindling old friendships.

Elle, Raine and Hudson in the Rain
H-I love my Raine-y
E-I love my Jaeger and my Raine.
Me-Well, just give them hugs when you see them and tell them.
H&E– We WILL!

Do you have those friends that you don’t get to see all that often, but no matter how long it’s been between seeing or talking to each other, it always seems like you just saw them yesterday? Somehow or for some reason, conversations are easy, you don’t have to catch up that much, you just feel comfortable around them and jump right back into it like old times.

I think the girls had one of those moments on Saturday when they attended the birthday party of a pair of twins, Raine and Jaeger. They started daycare 2 months apart and spent almost the first 4 years of their lives together. With the start of pre-school this year came the departure of two of the girls’ best friends to another school. Needless to say, 4 year olds don’t meet up all that often, but they always ask about them.

One night a few weeks ago, while shopping at Target, we saw R&J’s mom Paige, and she invited the girls to their birthday party. The girls were obviously pumped about the idea of seeing their old friends again, but I wasn’t sure if they were going to make it since it was Grandma’s week to watch them and I didn’t know if they’d be home in time. Fortunately, or unfortunately, Grandma had to come up here to spend the week with them since Huds had to make another trip to the doctor this week, leaving them available to make the party.

When we showed up to Sunrock Farms, all of the kids were in the chicken house getting to see, pet and hold baby chicks. Hudson and Elle spent little time warming up to their old friends, parking themselves right next to Raine, giving her a huge hug and like always, making themselves comfortable. As we walked around the farm to see all the chickens, turkeys, donkeys, ponies, alpacas, goats, sheep and other forms of wildlife, the girls followed Raine around like a couple of lost puppies. They wanted to sit by them at their table when we ate and sit right in front of them as they opened presents.

It was so funny to see them all interact and have fun together  after so many months of not seeing each other. It was like old times for them. Like no time had actually passed since they’d seen them last. They hugged. They played. They talked and they milked goats. It was a great party and great for them to see their old friends again. They’re already asking me when they can play with them again, so I think a play date at the pool will have to happen sooner than later.

Elle enjoy ing the party
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