Rylie started daycare at two months old. It was a sad day for me, but the start of so many good things in her life. One of those good things is the amount of friends Rylie has made over the last four and a half years. She is still friends with several of the kids who she was in the infant room with at her first daycare, and one of those friends is Angelica.
Angelica's mom and I became friends online while we were pregnant, and then met in person shortly after Angelica was born. We became great friends, and we still are today. Rylie and Angelica spent a year or so together at our first daycare and then ended up at different daycare centers for various reasons. They were reunited again at our current daycare where they were inseparable. They truly were best friends.
Back in January, Angelica relocated to Boston with her family because of a great job opportunity that her dad was given. While I was excited for him and his new job, I was sad for Rylie and Angelica because I knew they would miss each other like crazy. Andrea and Angelica came over and had dinner with us a couple of nights before they left, and I had these picture frames made up for the girls so that they would always remember each other.
The girls have missed each other terribly. Rylie looks at her picture frame all the time and asks when we can get on a plane to go see Angelica.
I was so excited to find out that our friends were coming back to Florida for a visit last week, so we made plans to get together this past Sunday. Rylie was so excited to see her friend and couldn't wait for her to get here!
We had planned to go swimming and have a little cookout, but the usual Florida afternoon rain stalled our plans for a while. The girls didn't care. They played a game and then disappeared upstairs in Rylie's room where they played dress up and whatever else 4 year old girls do.
After the rain stopped, the kids and the dads got their suits on and went swimming. Unlike Rylie and Bryce, Angelica isn't around pools all that often so she was a little apprehensive at first. Rylie was so cute trying to coax her off the steps so that they could play in the water together.
Rylie and Bryce even demonstrated how easy it was to just jump right in, but Angelica wasn't falling for it. She was fine just watching those two crazies.
The girls had a great time dumping water on Angelica's dad's head. Scott is so much fun to be around and the kids just absolutely LOVE him!
Once Angelica was properly outfitted in enough floats to keep a 300 pound person above water, it was time for some swimming.
The girls had so much fun together! They got out of the pool and jumped on the trampoline for a bit, and then we all headed back inside for dinner. Brian cooked up some burgers and dogs on the grill and we all ate and chatted. After dinner, the girls continued to play. My house ended up trashed, but they had fun and that was all that mattered. We didn't want the night to end!
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end, so it was time to give hugs and say goodbye.
I am so glad Rylie got to spend some time with her best friend again! She is now back to asking when we can get on a plane to go see Angelica. I think that since my kids have never seen snow, we might just have to make a trip up to that frigid climate early next year!
Thank you so much Andrea and Scott for coming to visit. We miss you guys so much and I hope we can get together again soon!
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