A glimpse into our crazy life

Al & Mall July 3, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — emilyandfrank @ 1:01 pm

Who knew that while going yard sale-ing last summer, we would also find a best friend for Alaina? Last July, we went to a sale in our subdivision and met a woman around our age who had a daughter that was born just a few weeks before our little one (plus a son that’s three years older). So, we did what any good parent would do- we set up a play date! Alaina and Mallory have been best friends ever since and our families have really enjoyed spending time with each other over the past year. We can get advice from them since they’ve been through all this with their son, but they’re also dealing with the same issues as us with our daughters (teething, illness, etc.).

Angie took a bunch of pics of the girls together when we recently had them over for dinner. Al and Mall play together more than most kids their age; they do actually interact, not just parallel play. It’s always fun and interesting to compare them developmentally- Mallory is more coordinated in physical terms (walking, getting on and off furniture, climbing, etc.), but Alaina is more advanced verbally (number of words she knows, stringing them together to make sentences, etc.). I’m so glad Alaina has a neighborhood buddy and we gained some new friends, too. You never know what you’re going to find at a yard sale!

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A-Squared

Filed under: Uncategorized — emilyandfrank @ 12:45 pm

For Memorial Day weekend, we ventured up to Ann Arbor (A-squared)┬áto become the first overnight guests in Stephanie, Jim, Elizabeth and Connor’s new house. It was our first trip to Michigan since they moved there in the fall and were happy to find it’s a quick and easy trip, except when dealing with holiday weekend traffic which throws your schedule completely out the window. We enjoyed hiking, exploring the farmer’s market, driving around U of M and EMU’s campuses, eating lots of good food, and watching Alaina obsess over their dog Lincoln.