Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Play Date

My friend Lindsay and I got together today for a picnic and walk at Freedom Park. Because I am still off dairy, soy, gluten, and peanuts, we had to be creative and careful about our picnic fare. Lindsay made a delicious chicken salad (with canola mayo - most mayo has soybean oil), which we enjoyed in lettuce wraps. I brought tortilla chips, hummus, salsa, strawberries, cantaloupe, and grapes. We ate well and the girls (her Adelaide is just one week younger than Teresa) were in good spirits. They enjoyed sucking their fists together:


Then they took turns sucking their fists:



It was a beautiful day for a walk on the paved paths through the woods and around the big pond. The girls decided they were hungry at the same time (or maybe one prompted the other) and they cried in unison while we searched for an open bench:

video

Lindsay and I look forward to the day when Teresa and Adelaide will play together, but for now we enjoy opportunities to get out of our homes and talk.

3 comments:

Diane said...

I love these photos! Teresa is looking a bit chunkier these days, and her hair is getting so light! Thanks for sharing!

Katherine T. Lauer said...

What fun! The food sounds great and I liked the fist-sucking photos. I remember when I gathered up all my courage as a first-time mom and took my first walk with two girlfriends and their (slightly older) children. John was six weeks old. We went for a walk on a bike/walking path through a forest. A mile or two in, John began to cry to nurse. I didn't know what to do! I asked the ladies because there wasn't a bench for miles. They smiled and said, "Just sit down!" So I plunked right down in the dirt on the edge of the path, sat Indian style, and nursed. It was hilarious!

*carrie* said...

How fun to get outside!

By the way, we have that same playmat. =)