Sunday, July 19, 2009

BW picnic and more

Yesterday was such a great day! We packed up the house (haha) and traveled to the Baltimore Washington area to meet some fellow cochlear implant families that we've met through this blog, and the cicircle listserv. We actually don't live in the area, but close enough to drive to meet other CI kids. It only took us about an hour and a half. Not too bad.

We got to meet Jodi and Jordan, Tammy and Aiden, Marny, Jen and George, and a few other great families! Jodi is definitely as cool in person as she is on her blog, and so are her kids! She had a special connection, and all of the kids got to meet Batman, Robin and even the batmobile! Lucas wasn't too sure about Batman though.... Thanks for that, Jodi!

After the picnic, we spent the rest of the day with Tammy and her family. I swear I felt like I've known her for a long time, and we just had the best time together. We've been in touch since last June, when we found each other's blogs through blog networks. Aiden is just a few months younger than Lucas, and we've been going through this whole process together. Our little men finally got to meet, and boy did they have a blast! Our hubbies got to meet too. What a great guy Tammy is married to! We thoroughly enjoyed both of their company.

They're so much alike. They have the same hair color, same eye color, they're about the same age and height/weight. Aiden's sister did a double take at one point, because she thought Lucas was Aiden for a second! They also are both into everything, and climbing everywhere. And they're both so outgoing and full of personality.

Isn't Aiden such a cutie?

Tammy & Lucas

Last summer, Tammy and I talked about how one day we would have a toast to our boys, with a great tasting Dutch beer (in honor of the poem, Welcome to Holland, which helped us get through the beginning stages of our journey). We settled for Belgian beer... close enough.

Thanks for a great day, Tammy! I hope we can get together again soon!


Bill and Shelly said...

How cool that you got to meet so many people that you have read about on their blogs.
I know it helps to know that you are not alone in the journey. Glad that you got to meet Tammy and Aiden. Wish I could have been there to meet them too.

Lily's Mom said...

How fun! I hope I get to meet more CI families too. I emailed Tammy when Lily was diagnosed and she was so helpful to my healing process. I'm glad you got to meet her and her family.

tammy said...

We had a BLAST with you all! The whole day was just wonderful. I went to blog this morning, but my camera was dead ... then Aiden got up and since Lucas is like a double of Aiden, you understand what I'm talking about ... nothing gets done but chasing! haha! You have a lovely famliy and we cannot wait to hang out again!

PS - These are all my favorite pics of the boys together too!!

Renae said...

That is SO great that you were able to meet in person! I wish we all lived close to each other!

Amy said...

OMG I'm sooooo jealous. I am dying to meet you guys and for Ava to meet Lucas and Aiden too! Hopefully some day I will make the trip down to the good old US of A.
Hope you are having a great summer.

Melanie said...

So nice. Aiden and Lucas look like twins!