I don't think I have mentioned my new friend Rachel. We met in late June at a Norwex party. We instantly hit it of and knew we were going to be best friends. We texted like 13 year olds for a couple months and even have the husbands in on the fun now. We went to Benihana for my last birthday freebie last week. You'll probably see more of her as time goes on.
Adding to all the changes we've had in the last two months, we switched daycare providers this week too. We have been with Miss Christine since Parker was 6 months old. We have known she would be retiring for over a year, but were waiting to find a house to look for a new provider. We probably would have changed even if she wasn't retiring since she was so close to our old house, but a little inconvenient for the new one. It was hard to think of an appropriate way to thank someone who has cared for your children so long. I decided a photo collage may be the best gift. I included a picture of each of them around the age they started, a current picture and one of them together.
She will always be a very special woman to our family. We had a play date with a couple of Parker's friends on Saturday. It had been way too long, but all of us are so busy these days. It was a big fun mess getting together with them.
On Saturday night we went to a small gathering to celebrate Jimmy's cousin Jen's marriage. She and her husband got married in July, just the two of them, at the courthouse. They had a celebration that night at a local bar and her mom hosted a party to celebrate.
It was a fun chance to get of bunch of the little cousins together. Jimmy wasn't feeling well, so just Esme and I went.
She had a ton of fun playing with Tess. It will be fun to see them again for the holidays.