Chloe's got her first best friend. Well, we can count Josiah, but she didn't really have a choice on that one. Lily is a sweet little girl that goes to school with Chloe at Whatcom Day Academy. This is the first friendship that Chloe has that she made completely on her own. It's super cute to watch this little friendship blossom. On the weekends, Chloe asks to go play with Lily and when they are together they giggle and share jokes and antics. They are super affectionate and like to tell each other they are best friends and they like to play together. The first time we hung out with Lily and her parents we met at the park and then went to pizza dinner. On the way into the restaurant, the girls were holding hands. so cute. They both have kind of a (for lack of a better phrase) "tomboy" streak in them. Lily is seen here with her first dress on. She's slowly warming up to them. She also threw away all of her dolls and replaced them with trains. The pictures below are taken at Lily's birthday party.
Oh man, birthday parties are the social talk of the preschool classroom! Everyone knows when one is coming up and they talk among themselves about where it's going to be at and who is going to be there. This spring, the first birthday party was Peters. It was at Jump Around Fun Zone. That place is like the disneyland of Bellingham. Then it was Chloe's party. We had it at our apartment clubhouse. (yes I plan to do a blog on that, too... but I have to get caught up on downloading my pictures. :) )
Then shortly after Chloe's party, was Lily's. The bowling ally was pretty fun. It was contained and neat for the parents, and fun and novel for the kids. I was cringing every time I saw all the little ones hovered around the bowling balls... My mommy eyes saw smashed little fingers and big crocodile tears. Luckily, it never happened, and I somehow managed to harness my over-mommy-urges. I stayed out of the way, and they did great with just the reminders from Lily's parents.
Chloe never got overwhelmed and did super good with the hustle and bustle of the bowling. Lily had put together some little goodie bags for her friends and they had those little "candy buttons" in there. Ya know the ones that are solid sugar stuck to paper and in all different colors. When you pull the candy off the paper, you usually eat some paper with it? Yea, they were a hit. Who knew. But it was Lily's idea. So much to be said for following what the little ones want at their parties. Oh, and Chloe and Mikey had bought a gift for Lily. Chloe picked out a little petshop toy set that was a car. perfect because they like to play little pet shops together and Lily loves cars. After she opened her gift Chloe told me that she picked that one out for Lily because she wanted it herself. I think that is pretty nice. I saw her look longingly at the toy, but she still smiled knowing it was for Lily.