Beth and I have been best friends since middle school. She had a daughter in October of 2008, and when I found out I was having a girl too we decided that our girls would be best friends, too! Beth moved from Texas to Alabama last summer, and we decided that since we live only 3 hours apart we should meet halfway once a month for a few hours, to see each other again and to let our girls have a chance to play.
I realized last month that March was going to be really crazy for me, between all the visitors we’ve had and getting ready for our trip. So I suggested we skip March and just get together in April. Then last week I got an email newsletter from Kelly’s Closet, an online cloth diaper store where Beth and I both got the majority of our diapers. It was talking about their “Cute Baby” photo contest. It said:
“There is nothing cuter than a baby in cloth diapers! That’s why we’re asking you to submit your cutest photos to our new Cute Baby of the Cloth photo contest… The March theme is: ‘Best Friends.’ Submit photos of your cloth-diapered cuties with their grandparents, siblings, four-legged friends, other babies, stuffed animals or anyone they love spending time with. Remember, a cloth diaper must be in the picture!”
I immediately emailed Beth and told her about it. I said, “I know this month is crazy, but I totally want to get a picture of Maddie and Savannah in their diapers and matching shirts!” It worked out best for today to meet at a Cracker Barrel halfway between her house and mine. It worked out well, because my sister was able to come along for the ride. She took all the pictures for us, so we were able to get a picture of the four of us! Also, it gave Amy and I a mid-week break from painting.
We took a bunch of pictures, but here are some highlights:
It was a lot of fun. People commented a lot on the babies – they kept asking if Maddie and Savannah were twins! I thought that was funny. Not only do they look nothing alike, but they are 10 1/2 months apart! (And when you’re under 2, that’s a pretty big age difference.) I guess if you wear the same shirt then you must be twins, right?