Sunday, February 11, 2007

Joy

Emma Sage had a very joyous day today. She had been invited to a playdate at her friend Devany's, but because Rick was heading out, and Otto had friends over, we invited Devany come come play on the river with us. As we were heading out for our outing, Emma Sage's friend Claudia called to see if she could come over to play.

Can you say 'JOY'......this Momma's heart is so full of Joy watching her little girl enjoying her friendships.

Devany and Emma Sage get along so well. I am just so thankful that she lives close by and that her parents and I are encouraging the two to get to spend time together, as they are really beginning to develop a sweet and delightful friendship.

Here are a few pictures from our day.....

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Sliding on the rope swing....I was surprised that Emma Sage wanted to go on it again, as yesterday she slipped and fell....but she was eager to try again.

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My dear Greta......she is such a great big sister.....

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Emma Sage had a blast pulling Devany.....and then the two of them got to sit together and had Greta and Devany's Dad, Ed pull them back and forth.....and back and forth....and back and forth! What a work out!

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And then we went for Pizza......what silly little girls "I just LOVE it!"
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When we were 'slipping and sliding' earlier [Emma Sage didn't want to use her skates today] so we just did the old 'sliding in your boots' which was so much fun.....but it was wonderful, as there were only about a dozen people enjoying the noon time hours.....

After lunch and I brought Greta [and two of her friends] and Otto and his cousin Michael and his best friend Michael back.......this is what the river looked like from the bridge.........what a fun day for so many in our community. Ah, the joys of childhood!
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14 comments:

Jeanne said...

Fabulous pictures and your family is truly blessed.
Love Jeanne

AUNT JAN said...

THESE PIXS REMIND ME OF SKATING ON THE POND AT THE FARM IN HOLMDEL. POP-POP WOULD HAVE ME PUSH A KITCHEN CHAIR AROUND THE POND AS I LEARNED TO SKATE. I AT LEAST CAN STAY UPRIGHT, BUT NEVER LEARNED HOW TO STOP. LOL
AUNT JAN

Jessica said...

What a great time and to end it with pizza... life doesn't get much better than that!

~M~ said...

That looks like such a fun day! Emma Sage look like she had a great time, and has a very good friend.

Shelley said...

Wonderful photoes - I am glad that Emma is enjoying her friendship with Devany. Having grown up with a sister who is profoundly deaf I am a strong believer in encouraging friendships for Hannah with typical peers but also specifically in the T21 community - I know how important it was for my sister to have hearing and deaf friends.

laura & ryan said...

Tara,
These shots are just lovely. Makes me cold just looking at them, but lovely all the same! Let me know when you want to get together.....maybe the weekend everyone else is in Indiana? :)
Miss you.
L

Nicole said...

What great memories for great friends! :)

Princess Morgan said...

Great pictures! What fun! The precious joys of childhood. Emma Sage is a joy to watch. Thank you for sharing your day.

Jodi Reimer said...

Beautiful pictures!

Marcie said...

What a beautiful contrast of colors. Looks like a wonderful friendship for little miss Emma and Devany. The picture of Greta is gorgeous.
Whatever happened with that contest Katrina was in? Is there a link that we can read her entry?
We hope to make it down for pancakes soon.
Marcie and Livi

ostertaga said...

Your pics have looked like so much fun, the past few days! My husband said it really brings back memories (as someone who grew up on the lakes in MN).

The bonds of friendship are so precious and evident in the pics!!

Hugs,
Amy

Traci said...

Miss Emma Sage is so blessed to have such great friends! Does everyone in the neighborhood want to hang out at your house? Just seems so fun to me! :)

Miranda said...

Great pictures! The ice skating looks like so much fun! The creek here is frozen enough to skate on....I'll have to take Shaylee skating sometime!

Amy said...

This looks like such a delightful day! I hope that Stella can find a friend like Devany someday!