A few weekends ago Mac and I were invited over to my friend Angie's new home for a Valentine's Day playdate. Angie went all out with donuts and fruit and Valentine's goodies. There were great decorations, toys galore, cartoons on TV and kids everywhere. Of course I didn't get photos of any of that stuff because about 5 minutes into the playdate I realized that my camera was not working. I'd dropped it a couple days before and must have done some damage to the lens...my favorite lens! But Angie was a lifesaver and let me borrow one of her Canon DSLR lenses to take some photos of the kids that day. I was too flustered after that to remember to take pictures of the food and decor. Oh well. Trust me, it was great.
The whole playdate was great. This has been such a long lonely winter, I was absolutely thrilled to get out of the house for a couple hours, somewhere safe and full of toys where Mac could play and I could chat, drink coffee (decaf) and catch up with some of my other favorite mamas. Mac, on the other hand, was a bit of a crabapple that day and took a while to warm up, even after strawberries and donut holes. He had an absolutely effing meltdown when we had the audacity to ask him to sit on the mantle with the other kids for a photo. I mean, whoa! He lost his shit. I grabbed a couple of the major meltdown photos below from Angie's FB page because they were too funny to not share. I love the look on the other kids' faces as they watch Mac throw a fit. Hilarious. And then Alyssa sent me that sweet one of Mac and I together while I was trying to calm him down. I love that one. The rest of the pictures are just happy kids at play. Love.
Time for a group picture!
I mean, is that not hilarious?
Toddlers are so much fun.
Angie, I hope you don't mind me sharing this hilarious photo below. She mentioned that N has been on a nose-picking streak lately (typical little boy), so I just had to get this shot. It'll be great mama blackmail one day.
Thanks again for having us all over and going above and beyond, Angie. It was so nice to see everyone again and get the kids together for some play time. This makes me want to have another playdate at our house (am I crazy?). :)
P.S. Is "playdate" one word or two? I've used it both ways here and now feel like an English major failure.