As I was sorting old pictures, I came across these from April 14, 2011 (nearly a whole year ago now, amazing!) and felt like they were too fun NOT to post!
When we lived overseas, play dates for our kids were a fun and important way for them to spend time with other American friends. Much of the time they were interacting with nationals, going to kindergarten, spending time out playing in our neighborhood, etc, but occasionally we would try to set aside some time to let them play with other Americans. These friends became very close, very much like family--in fact these other families were our extended family when we were living there. It is huge blessing to be with other like minded people, striving for the same goals, and it's even better when their kids are happy to play with your kids!
So, here's a glimpse of a play date that my friend Amy and I and our kids shared last April. The peach blossoms were in full bloom at a favorite local garden/park area, and we dared to break the rules and sit on the grass to have a little picnic. We even hauled all the kid's bikes there so that they could ride around and have fun with that. It was a lovely day! Just look: