It has been incredible being here with my good friend and BYU roommate, Sariah! It was such a blessing that she lived near where Trey's internship is so we could spend time with him this summer. Since I'd be travelling so much this summer, Trey got a place with 3 roommates and Brooklyn and I have been sort of Vagabonds.
It worked out perfectly that I could come stay with Sariah while her husband was gone and before she left for Africa to meet up with her husband. Her 2.5 year old and 8 month old. were perfect playmates for Brooklyn. Sariah was the perfect company for me! She is brilliant, an incredible mother and a wonderful friend. Since we were both husbandless, it was nice to have eachother for company and help. We also had had a full week to talk and talk and catch up on the past 7- yes, 7 years since we were roomies.
I thought I would go into the city more, but we actually stayed around her place, went to the parks, and just let the kids play together a lot.
We did get to the Zoo though - the right picture is about 3 minutes after we left - The baby was also fast asleep next to Brooklyn.
We had every kind of food, from African, Moroccan, Indian, Chinese and even Japanese! Brooklyn and Josias worked on their chopstick skills. They also worked on their 'sharing skills'.
They were so sweet with the baby- though sometimes smothering! Brooklyn called Baby Olivia - Babi-a and after 2 weeks of them being gone, she would still ask for her daily.
Brooklyn tried to keep up. She did a pretty good job most of the time!
They had a blast with Trey when he would come on the weekends and some weekdays to visit!
It actually took a few days for Brooklyn and Josias to figure out how to share and get along, but by the end, they were best buddies!
It was so sad to say goodbye! We had had a treasured time though.
Due to their graciousness, I was able to stay at their place for a full 2 weeks while they were on holiday! I must admit, when Sariah left, I crashed! Having been in 9 states in about one month, I was totally exhausted!