Anne is a popular girl. She had another "play date" last night with her new friend Ben. Ben's parents, Merry and Joseph, are our friends from Bethel college. They are pretty amazing. Ben was born last May really early at just over 2 pounds. He truly is a miracle baby. He is also their beautiful rainbow.
We tried to get a picture of the "double rainbow," but the babies didn't seem to want to smile at the same time.
Not only did we drive to Michigan to some friends, but it was also Anne's first time to ride in the truck. I think she was confused by the new environment. When we snapped her in, she just kept looking around, then she looked at Steve, then at me. I think she was wondering why were both in the back seat with her.
She must have felt ok though because she slept almost the whole way there.
We ate dinner and played a new version of Uno involving tiles on a game board. It took us a bit to figure out exactly how to play, but once we did it was fun.
Anne and Benjamin seemed to be ok with each other. When we first got there, Ben just stared at Anne, especially when Merry was holding her.
This sweet picture is Merry's step-daughter holding Ben introducing him to Anne.
I got to hold the little guy. The last time I saw Ben he was in the NICU. He is so tiny. He is 5 months older than Anne but they are almost the same size. He is such a fighter. It's amazing that he is even here. Keep growing, Benji-mighty.
Katana wanted to hold Anne.Then the babies played together while the adults played fancy Uno. Ben was playing nicely on the floor, so I put Anne on her blanket on the floor near him to play also. Apparently, Ben was not a fan of this idea. He took one look at Anne playing with his toys and started to cry. He did warm up to her eventually. I'm sure they will be great friends in no time.