L has spent some pretty intense days with her BFF, E since Saturday. E is visiting from the West Coast, and it's been nearly a year since the girls have seen each other. I have to qualify this by saying that these two practically grew up together. I met E's mother when both girls were 6 months old, and we realized that their birthdays are only 6 days apart. They are so much alike that we couldn't tell their cries apart when they were small!
This week has been a flurry of sleep overs (in the tree house and not), VBS, meals together at home, potlucks in the park, and impromptu outings to the local Farmer's Market. The girls have gone on ATV rides, taken walks, found turtles, made "flour" out of grass, played Capture The Flag, Red Rover and Steal the Bacon. There has been lots and LOTS of unstructured play time too...they are not wasting a single moment of their time together. These kiddos are TIRED because most of these nights have been late ones.
It has made my heart lighter to hear the fountains of giggles coming from whatever corner these two are in. And it will be a sad, sad day tomorrow when they must go their separate ways again.