So, as you get to know us and our crew, you may notice that we have a really great circle of friends. But sadly, it's a little lacking in baby girls. My friends keep having boys, which is a great blessing for them, and Jax and Em's female friends keep moving away! It's a rare occassion when Jax is outnumbered by females, but it did surprisingly happen the other day. Em loved it.
We were at our friends Sara and Stella's house and Jax was the only boy present. Actually, it was kind of nice. Since I'm a girl and like girlie things.
Girls just play "nicer" than boys; less bickering, no wrestling, not nearly as many car crashes and train wrecks. A lot of playing nice and hugging. Not that these girls can't hang with the boys; they totally do. Notice all the construction vehicles in the background of the above photo--these girls like to dump dirt and build towers like their boy buddies do. But there's something about four little blondies playing nice. Adorable. And a little quieter.
Not to mention it was a beautiful day and spending time outside with our kids running barefoot through grass is an always welcome pastime. For every kid, boys and girls.
Anyone else a sucker for yellow tulips?
The other great thing about hanging out with mostly girls is that they love the little siblings. I don't know if any of Jax's guy pals have taken it upon themselves to spontaneously hug Em or her little buddy Paisley. But the big girls sure do know how to give a hug!
Sweet sisters. I need another girl.
While the girls were happily tiptoeing through the tulips and engaging in a hugfest, Jax hung out by the sandbox and played with the dump trucks. Shocking. I could only drag him away by the lure of a swing. And that took a lot of cajoling on my part!
(When I asked him if he wanted to come play with us, he said, "No, I'm working!" Boys.)
But he finally deigned to grace us with is presence at the swing. Somehow he manipulated the situation into getting the swing more than anyone else, but the girls didn't mind. They love to mother anyone and anything, including pushing big boy Jax in a swing like a baby.