Saturday, September 6, 2008

New Friends

So, here are some pics from our visit last weekend with our blogger friends Nicole & Dominic and Tracy, Jens, Alex, & Anika. It was so much fun to finally meet them all in person after sharing our adoption journeys over the past year and a half. Even though it was the first time we met in person, we all felt like we have been friends for a long time! I suppose sharing such an incredible and unique experience bonds us all in a special way. So, we spent the afternoon and evening hanging out and playing with the kids. It was a great day and we look forward to many more visits! Hopefully, some of our other blogger friends can join us next time! We were all pretty exhausted by the end of the day, but Eli seemed to think the party was an all nighter! He decided he was having too much fun to sleep and kept us up for about 3 hours in the middle of the night at Nicole's house. This is sooo unusual for him! At least he slept the entire car ride home the next day.

The 3 Guattots playing with all of Dominic's awesome outdoor toys!
All four kiddos in the pool. I think Alex taught ELi some new swimming skills. By the end of the day, Eli was swimming around the pool on his belly like Alex.
Eli LOVED Dominic's tractor!
Eli and Anika ready for a ride! Actually, they were more interested in opening and closing the door.
Dominic and Anika. Anika had lots of hugs for the boys!

End of the day crash! Or, in Eli's case, just the beginning of a long night! ;)

I think Eli pulled off every single book on Dominic's shelf. There was quite a mountain of books on the floor.

The gang minus Jason and Jens. They were in charge of picture taking!


  1. sounds like so much fun---excepts the up all night. SOunds like some serious over stimulation!!!

    THey all look so cute together. Can't wait for our little ones to get together. Eli and Reese will be great friends

  2. Ugh!! Yes, I'm jealous!

    How very wonderful for you to get so much quality time with Baby F and with blogger friends. So, even though I'm jealous - how very cool for you all!!

    And my new favorite term is "hulking out!" Love it!

  3. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!

    I am just in tears of happiness and green with jealousy!!!

    Beautiful babes, wonderful MOMS! So happy you could meet after all you've been through together!

    When do we start planning our personal "guat... whatever...fest"?? :)