Sunday, December 28, 2008
And finally...they meet!
Even though we're just four hours away during the majority of the year, we have a hard time ever getting to visit our friends Jeff and Lauren in Idaho. School, work and SNOW always seem to contribute to the lack of visits. Luckily, we were able to work out some time to see each other while we were in Apple Valley visiting family.
I just 're-realized' that for Lauren and Jeff, this was the first time meeting Henry. We were lucky to see Ava not too long after she was born when they stopped in Provo while driving to California this past March, I think, maybe April. Anyway, it was so good to see them and see how much Ava has grown-she is the cutest, funniest little girl! As soon as we pulled out cameras, she was on it, crawling right over to you and then climbing right up to get a good close-up. Too cute!
Henry was a little nervous/shy, which is better than his usual 'hit and run' 'steal the toy' or 'tackle' approach to other babies. Ava was having a great time just laughing as Henry sat there. I think she must have either been really excited or laughing at how nervous Henry was; either way it was pretty hilarious.
Henry warmed up as the night went on and finally got so friendly as to take hold of Ava's little tushy with both hands!!! I guess we now know to watch this guy closely. ;)
This is right after Henry got friendly. I guess the opportunity was just too good to pass up!
It was so much fun to see good friends who have been around since I can remember and to see how we're all growing up (or at least trying to, right?) and starting (and adding to!!!) our families. Me, Henry and Johann are so grateful to know and love such good people and hope we'll always be able to have them in our lives!
Posted by Simonds Family at 10:59 PM