Our New Friends

Well, we finally got to hang out with the Pote family.  Erin is super sweet!  We have gotten to talk a couple of times, but not really hang out.  They got here Friday night and are still in the exhaustion faze.  Not fun.  Not fun at all.  They have 3 boys, Conor, Owen, and Dane.  Today we met up with them to go to the concrete park for awhile.  The guys had practice and the sun is actually shining this afternoon. It was so nice to get to sit and chat while the kids played.  In-between me saying “Riley don’t jump in the water.  Riley don’t get in the mud.  Riley put the stick down.”   Here are Owen and Riley.

Here are all three boys being boys.  Riley is sizing it up, but it didn’t take long for him to be sloshing through this muddy river.

Here is Lily in a midair jump!  Love this pic.

Then Riley found a nasty puddle to jump into over and over.  He sloshed up and down this muddy river and was filthy.  Then he fell in head first.  It was time to go.  This is before the meltdown.

He is literally wet from head to toe in nasty pooey water.  I didn’t realize how bad it smelled until I tried to pick him up.  We decided it was time to head out and Riley didn’t want to go.  He threw a horrible fit.  I was so embarrassed.  He cried and screamed the whole way down the courtyard.  He turned into a wet noodle and wanted to be picked up. Not a chance buddy!  He was soaking wet and stinky!  I had to leave quickly, sorry Erin, and head back to the apartment.  They were stripped down in the hallway and given a thorough scrubdown.  This is what happened approximately 10 minutes after we got home.

They are now sleeping soundly and taking a much needed nap. 

I know I said that I was on writer’s strike, but I lied!  I can’t stay away from the computer!  Until next time…

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2 Responses to “Our New Friends”


  1. 1 Erin Pote June 17, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    No need to apologize! Wait until mine kick it into high gear once the sleep phase has worn off. Oh boy! You saw Conor and his fishing rod meltdown. Just a little taste…

  2. 2 Amy Figgins June 20, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Awww…the inevitable meltdown. We have all been there. It’s always hard to knonw that exact right point to leave so no one else has to experience with us. Any other parent understands. So no need to worry! And for those non parents…all I can say is “just wait.” Then it will be our turn to just sit back and chuckle!


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