Last week was so fun and so busy! We made plans with Dallas' long time best friend and his cute wife Amy and cute kiddo Oliver. Oliver and Tyler are about six month actual ( but really 3 months) apart. Both of our kiddos have special needs. Seriously, it makes for the BEST time.
Amy and I made arrangements to fill up our pool and have a bbq on Thursday. ( * AMY!! next time we do.. Please remind me the next day k! Anyone for that matter) I am so forgetful but I remembered that they were coming. Just forgot the important part.
We filled up the pool, had a backyard full of people and after a while everyone but Todd, Amy and Oli were left. We were able to catch up. ( NEVER go 6 months with out seeing people that totally "GET" you) We laughed, and laughed and ohh and awed over the 2 boys play.
Oli doesn't have words. He understands a lot. He expresses himself by screaming. Tyler has sensory stuff against screaming and has a few words. The common ground between these two... THROWING. We aren't sure who is better but for sure they are the best combination.
Oli has great physical skills and Ty has great other skills so that makes them a perfect combination. It was great seeing Ty take Oli's hand and take him over to where the toy is that they were throwing. Oli would get it, hand one to Ty and start all over.
Them playing gave me and Amy a time to hang out and talk and feel like some one totally gets it. And our hubby's ran to the store for our dinner. They were able to spend some time together. After dinner were spent even more time together.
It was the best night for all of us! We both needed it. It got us good and ready to go to our camping trip.
Amy and Todd have been amazing compassionate people. They struggled with infertility for over ten years. Then they had Oli. We now have Tyler and infertility stuff and Tyler. So we both feel like we have someone who understands what we are going through. It is amazing to have someone who gets it from both ends of it!
Thanks again for coming over. Next time, I promise to get pictures!