I mean those friends that you’ve known so long and so well that you can go for 6 months without talking and then pick up like no time has passed when you do finally get around to catching up. You absolutely cannot beat that kind of friendship.
Schmiddie is that kind of friend for me. This weekend, we got together again for the first real time since last year (exact same weekend of July too, funnily enough). ((I did see her the day my mom died, but that wasn’t exactly a visit where we spent a lot of time catching up.)) And it was awesome. We worked out that we have now been friends for 16 years, officially more than 50% of our lifetimes (now that I’m the ripe old age of 30… :().
One thing that has cemented our friendship (in addition to her holding my hair for me in college, if you get my drift) is that she had her daughter exactly 1 month after I had the Littlest Brewster. Being able to share the trials and tribulations of motherhood has brought us even closer. ((Which has also greatly deepened my friendships with Elise and Sarah and Jessie. It’s amazing how bonding over spit-up and blow outs can bring you together!))
So this weekend I drove down to Charlotte and Schmiddie and Alan and Suzy came over to my dad’s house so that we could finally catch up while in the same town. Sadly, this is something that happens slightly less frequently than a blue moon, so we have to take advantage when the opportunity presents itself.
Suzy is the absolutely the cutest thing. She’s a total peanut compared to LB (20 lbs vs 28.5 lbs!). And it’s interesting to see the similarities and differences in the development of two kids born so close in age. For example, the Littlest Brewster is very, very, very talkative. (Just like her mama.) But Suzy isn’t saying a whole heck of a lot yet; she does very well making herself understood with gestures. But on the other hand, Suzy understands and responds to commands so much better than LB does. Schmiddie can say (in French!) for Suzy to come and do something and she does it. I can say, in English, for the Littlest Brewster to come and do something and LB will essentially ignore me (at times practically giving me a two fingered salute, complete with a raspberry, as she bolts in the opposite direction). However, they were both awesome at climbing on and off of things and flipping through books and just being generally adorable.
So here are some photos from the weekend (more than you probably care to see, but as I think our two kids are up there with the most adorable kids everywhere, hard cheese!).