Yesterday Jen, Leila and I drove up to LA to visit with our friend Bridget, and her two kids, Redmond and Adelaide (we did get to see their Daddy, Dan, too when he got home from work just before we left) Red is one year and one month older than Leila, and Adelaide was just born in March this year, so this was the first time we got to meet her. Since Leila was born, Jen has repeatedly talked about how Leila and Red will get married someday, and now hilariously refers to Bridget as Leila’s mother in law.
Well I have to say, after seeing these 2 play together, I wouldn’t be surprised if they do get married! They hit it off right away. I’m not sure who was more excited to have a playmate, but they instantly fell into sync with one another. Red, who will be 2 next week, is into all things motorcycle (bike). He had a motorcycle on his shirt, he told us how he was getting a motorcycle (bike) for his birthday next week, and brought out his “motorcycle” to ride for us.
(omg kids saying “cheese” just kills me!)
Of course, anything that Red did, Leila wanted to do too. She’s really into watching and mimicking older kids.
Red is truly your standard boy and loves to crash, fall, wrestle, run, and play with balls and trucks. Leila is pretty tomboy herself, and is a major climber! I still think we all held our breath when Red showed her how to “crash”
She didn’t even wimper! Red also hip-checked Leila onto the ground when they were both playing on this play table (after he said “excuse me” ) which also did not phase her one bit. She’s a bruiser! Leila was not super interested in the baby, who was super mellow and lovely.
Redmond looks more like Bridget, but Adelaide looks more like Dan. She’s definitely tall like her mommy though! Already 27 inches at 4 months old! (Shorty Leila is only .75 inches taller than Addie!)
The afternoon progressed a lot like this:
And even though none of the kids napped very much, they all held it together pretty well. My favorite part was during lunch when Leila was babbling on loudly “mamamamamamamamama!” and Red would laugh hysterically like she was telling him the funniest joke he ever heard. By the end of the day Red was saying Leila was his best friend (to be fair, if you ask him if any person is his friend he says “best friend!”)
The last time we got to see the Schum family was last August, and even though I hope we get to see them sooner, we decided that maybe we should make August an annual date so we never lose touch for too long. Until next year (or sooner) Red!