Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday Playdates!!

I've been very laxed in writing on my blog this week. In fact, I didn't even realize until this morning that it had been AN ENTIRE WEEK since I posted anything. I couldn't believe it.

I think the reason is because I'm teaching a Bible study this semester on Creation. It is the hardest study I've ever done. Needless to say, it is consuming most of my thoughts and energy. It's been an incredible study and it's exciting all the things I am learning. I should post on some of the most intersting things. So for the next 5 weeks, I probably will be a little laxed. So please bare with me. But I am keeping up with all of y'alls blogs because that would just make me sad.


My playgroup a while back decided that we need to schedule a standing weekly playdate and Thursdays are the day. This is great for me because I get to look forward to it all week knowing that Ella and I get to hang out with friends!

Here are some pics from last Thursday's and this Thursday's.

Last Thursday we met at this great park right by my house. We had a picnic lunch and then the babies ran free.

Jackson and Ella on the swing!

Ella loves to laugh at Jackson. He is always so smiley and laughing that it is contagious.

Tobey and Ella!

There first go on the merry go round!

Ava and Amanda needed a spin around too!

This past Thursday we strolled around the Galleria! The babies got to play in the play area and then us mommies got to shop at Old Navy. Can anyone say perfect playdate?

Jackson and Ella the last few times they've been together have started an extended game of chase. It's so cute!!

Ella ran right up to Sunni at one point and asked for her to be picked up. It was sweet because Ella doesn't normally want to be held by anyone except her momma and dadda and grandparents.


Liz said...

Oh what fun! I love play dates. I have also been blessed with a friends who have kiddos the same age. We have such a blast when we all get together.

Have a great weekend!

Shelly said...

I really cannot get enough of the pink bows. I wonder if I could bring them back for old peeps like myself? :) Hehe!

Lindsee said...

SO cute. I really can't wait to have cute babies and fun playdates. Y'all make it look like so much fun!!

And, don't worry about the absence of blogging. Keep up the studyin' and we would love to hear what you're learning!


Jackie said...

oh... too cute. playdates are the best. esp. as they get a little can actually sit back and visit while they play- it's great!!
they are precious...and love the bow..sara has one in every color and pattern, but they are getting small, I need to get some bigger ones- maybe i'll pass them on, miss ella can sport them well!!
take care!

MamaCass said...

Okay, we will have to go there again sometime. It looks like you guys had a blast. Tobey and I missed hanging out with ya'll!

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

Amanda...if you read this, I just want to tell you how cool it is that - no matter where you go - you always have on a cute necklace! I love that you love to accessorize!

Cute pics., Janelle! I'm so proud of you teaching the creation bible study. I know the Lord will richly reward you in and from your study time. :-)

Ang baylis said...

I am so happy you girls have so much fun together with your kids! I wish I would have had a group like that when my kids were younger!
It's so nice to have each other!
The pictures are adorable. I enjoy watching your children growing up! Thank you for sharing your lives with us!


Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

So fun. The best part...Old Navy!

The Preacher's Wife said...

Love these pics...I hit the O.Navy myself last weekend...60% off everything in the Outlet. It was a beautiful day, indeed.


FordeFam said...

Wow! Sounds like a great Bible study!!! And those swings look like they would be soooo much fun! It's always fun to have exciting stuff going on!!! That will give you more to write about later! ;)

Heather said...

Great pics! looks like all had a great time!

Hope your Bible study continues to be great. I'll keep it in my prayers!

pinkmommy said...

Fabulous pics! I noticed Ella's skinned knee in one of the pictures. The summer after the Princess turned one she had at least one skinned knee the entire summer. I just knew someone would call Child Proctective Services on me!

We will have many Survivor talks! I was definately bummed about the BB results. I would have liked ANYONE but him to win!

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm glad you enjoyed my birth story, I don't tire of telling it! It was an adventure.
Your daughter is gorgeous! My oldest is Elena, but she pronounces it "Ella." I wish my girls and I could go join your play group, I knew we would all have fun! God bless, Jackie McCobb

The Self Cottage said...

Ella is SO's so fun to see her grow! Can't wait until Ava can join the fun! I hope your creation study rocks...we need to get coffee so you can tutor me on the side.

BooMama said...

Y'all are so blessed to have such a sweet group of friends - and OH, your babies are at a stage that just makes me ACHE. Too much sweetness for the world to hold. They are adorable.

Vonda said...

can I come to the play date?
to play?

ok...maybe I am too big

Our Family of Five said...

That's so great, to have such a wonderful playgroup for your little girl. Was it a playgroup already established that you just found and joined, or is it all people you know and you just kind of plan on when to get together?

And wow, what a huge responsibility teaching and leading a bible study..... you go girl!!! :) Seriously, I commend you for that. I thinks its awesome.