It was our first time out there, and as Em and Shelby's son, Rex, are only a few months apart, we were excited to see them interact.
Rex is an absolute doll and was so sweet with Em, even though she was a bit touchy at times.
While we were visiting, I realized how much Em and Rex happen to look alike -- with their fair complexions and hair. See what I mean in this pic of them trying out Shelby's new jogging stroller for our trip to the park.
It's amazing to think how much Shelby and I have grown and changed since we first met 25 YEARS AGO. From our silly notes we wrote to each other with BACKWARD text (you had to hold the note up to a mirror to read it), our band geek adventures, our first jobs at the shave ice stand and movie theater to gladly standing up for each other during our weddings and supporting each other through pregnancies, it's amazing to see our own children starting their own adventures together.
Although we're not a few blocks away, Shelby and her wonderful family are never far from our hearts.
Congrats again, Shelby, Rob and Rex, on your latest addition! Can't wait to meet him!
"Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer." - Andy Warhol