THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Friday, July 17, 2009

Playdate with the Tribe...

Yesterday we had a wonderful time hanging out with the Beckering Tribe/Never Too Many. Their house is the perfect place for little people. There is so much to do and it was nice to get away for a bit and have some adult conversation.


This picture is my favorite take-away from the day. Steff's Sophia made this beautiful drawing which shows her and my Sophia together surrounded by hearts and flowers. She tried so hard to make my Sophia comfortable and shared all of her toys with her. Andrew thought it was so funny that there were two Sophia's.

I had to steal this shot of Steffie, she was playing shy hostess...yeah whatever. Bust out the smile girl!



I had taken Sophia to swim once before at the hotel pool in Beijing and she clung to me for dear life. Here is where she started...on the stairs. She stayed there for a good 45 minutes.

Here is where she ended up...which is absolutely amazing to me. She asked for the tube and then swam all around the pool for well over an hour. She was in heaven, not afraid at all.

I just love this little girl and her big heart.

The whole posse, we could start a preschool with all of these kids!

21 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

HOW FUN...
I am sooo glad you are all finally home and can have great play dates..
Love ya girly..
Glad you are doing sooo well..
Hugs..

Kim K. said...

How sweet that Sophia drew such a lovely chalk picture for your daughter. I'm glad Sophia Jane is enjoying the water and meeting new friends. Keep the updates and pictures coming. Hugs!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

What a wonderful day together!!! I love how your girl is starting to come out of her shell.

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

What a sweet drawing! Its so wonderful to see both kiddos home with their forever families! It looks like a fun day for sure!

Have a great weekend!
Love,
Robin

PandaMom said...

It is so wonderful to see your sweet baby home where she should be!!! I know that wait was so long. ; )

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

How fun! I am sure Steffie was the BEST host. I just love her.

Lea
xo

Carol said...

So sweet! Emily swims like a fish too!

I miss the Saturday morning Chats!!

Take care!

Linda said...

Love the pictures..What a beautiful smile on your swimming Sophia!! She is learning to let go .. One of my happiest moments was when I saw Lauren running around and laughing so loud after her cousin. It was like she allowed herself to be free, a little break through to the inner child. Keep up the good work.. Linda

Truly Blessed said...

What a fun day!

Kayce said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had! It's wonderful to see you guys all together with your kidos!

Steffie B. said...

Love ya girl.....looking forward to this week! ;)

Christy said...

What a totally fun time you guys had. The kids look like they played so well together. Wish we lived closer- would be fun to hang!! Amazing that she is so open to new experiences and fun. She is going to just open up and blossom and I am sure she is going to be a little outgoing thing-- too cute!!!!

Christy :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a great time!! The kids looks so cute together....you could start your own preschool:)

Glad to see Sophia warming up.....she looks like a pro in the pool!!

Lisa

Debz said...

Aww! Looks like they had a wonderful time!
I can hardly wait to have play dates!
Steff is armed with her new camera I see! I'm sure there are no shortage of playdate pics!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Seems like everyone had so much fun...

Jewels of My Heart said...

What a fun day! It's so cool that you live so close together.... next time please give each other a hug from me. hehee

Elisa...life as we know it. said...

OMG what fun getting together!
Great pictures!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I am so thankful you have Steffie. Sophia Jane should feel right at home with this bunch. They are all gorgeous!

Shawnstribe said...

what a wonderful place and so good to be with friends.
Your lil fish looks very relaxed and beautiful.
So glad i could catch up
xxx
s

mommy24treasures said...

sweet pics, I am so glad the girls are going to be BFF;)
Love the drawing, that is talent!

Colleen said...

These pictures are fantastic!!!! Oh how I love my (ok I'll share her with you) Steffie girl!!!
One day we are going to get the bloggy mommy group together for some Mommy fun!!!! Some place wonderful and warm...not Chicago LOL