She is fabulous with a sewing machine (just look at these cute clothes that she throws together in a snap!), loves shoes, has the diligence to give up on soda (tough though it was!), has three beautiful children, and loves the Lord! But what's also really awesome is that she lives practically next door and her kids are close in age to mine! So when she dropped me an email to try to plan a little fun something, I was glad to accept.
I will admit that I was a little nervous to meet her in person - after all there is safety in the bloggy world for those of us who tend towards the introverted side. But she put me at ease right away with her friendly smile and easy going nature! We met at a local clock & watch museum with our boys - Jefferson (6yo) and Quintin - who both seemed to have a blast too. I was so glad that they could meet as I am always looking for boys for Jefferson to connect with (he couldn't stop asking when we would see Quintin again!).
Jefferson loved the craft time (anything involving paint is aways a hit with him), checked out all the clocks & watches on the museum tour, and especially enjoyed the old, mechanical show clock (called the Engle clock after Stephen Decatur Engle - in case anyone has a keen interest in that bit of history) from 1876. "It's like a t.v.!," he says. I think he mis-understood the tour guide who was asking the kids what they would do for entertainment if they lived in 1870 and didn't HAVE a t.v! Ahhh... the way they think! I hope Quintin enjoyed it as much! But here I am wishin' that I was as smart a blogger as Momma Roar and had brought my camera to get some pics. Hopefully she will be good enough to share? ;-)
Momma Roar and I had a wonderful time chit chatting while trying to keep paint out of our boys hair (it was a kids' day at the museum). We talked about so many different things but I wish that we had had even more time together. I hope that since we live so close, we can get together more often - perhaps church or hs co-op!
It was such a pleasure to meet you in person LA!! (Sorry - I forgot to mention that I noticed and totally loved your awesome FitFlops! *chucklechuckle*). I'll be glad to get to know you and your family more as you begin 1st grade this year!