Our friends Rich and Anita have moved from England to our town, Carmel, IN! They were our best friends when we lived in England, and now after 6+ years we are finally living in the same town, and this time each couple has a pair of kids. John and I are so excited about them being here, but what is even better is how excited the kids are about each other.
Yesterday we invited them around to ours for a few hours. We knew their things are in the process of being shipped, which will take 6-8 weeks. They currently only have rental furniture and the things they were able to bring with them on their flight over. So, John and I got a big plastic container and asked the kids to help us go through their toys for Josh and Sophie to borrow while they waited on their toys to arrive. I wondered if we would get complaints about giving up some toys, but we were so happy to see them both really getting into filling up the box, even with toys we know they really love. We even stopped them a couple of times from putting in a favorite – Hayden took heed but Layla was very insistent on a few of her favorites going in the box.
They had a ball playing together when they all came over, and at the end Josh and Hayden were telling each other that they were their best friends. It was so sweet. This morning Hayden said about 5 or 6 times how excited he was that he was going to see Josh again soon. It’s especially great that Hayden is so happy about his new friends, as he typically doesn’t get all that excited about his peers.