Tuesday, January 18, 2011

pals.

we've slowly been introducing choi boy to our friends and i'm finding that our boy seems to be quite the social butterfly. and in true social butterfly form, he has absolutely adored meeting new people, especially people who are about his size. choi boy just lights up when he sees other kids and it's been so fun to watch his interactions with his new pals.

first up, choi boy met baby grant, who, if you remember, is one special baby with one special momma. choi boy was so curious and just wanted to be near baby g all night.

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choi boy had a baby foster sister/buddy during his last few months in korea, so i think he was really excited to see another wee one.
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the sweetest was just before baby g was leaving, his momma put him in his carseat with a cover over it since it was so cold outside. baby g started to cry, and choi boy walked over, opened the little flap on the cover, and patted baby g's chest. i know, awwwwwwwww, right??

i can't wait to see these two littles grow up together. i'm still amazed that tina and i get to experience mommahood together! :)

my friends, sandra and christy, came over and it was so fun to see ben and choi boy "play" together. ella was very sweet about sharing her toys, but in the end, she decided it was more fun to play by herself than with two babies -- and understandbly so!

there were times where we saw this -- ben and choi boy looking like they were going to work on something together...
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there's ella in the background!

but most of the time, we saw this:
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notice choi boy's leg *on* the m@gna doodle!

i'm so thankful to have blog buddies turned friends IRL so close by! next time, we'll have to get together with christy's ben, and one day, we'll have a playdate when her littlest monkey is home from korea. :)

finally, choi boy got to meet his beloved betrothed, kate. actually, kate has several contenders competing for her heart, so i've suggested doing a season of baby bachelorette. can you imagine? "choi boy, will you accept this bottle?" ha!

on their first date, kate wasn't too sure about choi boy, but he tried to ease her in by showing off his family pictures:
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i'm pretty sure he's saying, "you see, kate, if you choose me, this could be *your* family, too!" :)

the second time they got together, choi boy tried to show off his dexterity by playing with kate's ball popper.
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the lovely kate wasn't too impressed. after all, she's the ball popper expert that showed choi boy how to use in the first place. so instead, choi boy tried to woo her with his charm.
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he was laying it on a little too thick, so we'll have to work on his game a bit. ;)

it's so fun watching choi boy hang out with all these buddies that have waited for him to come home. i can't wait to see how their playtimes will evolve as they grow up together!

24 comments:

  1. Isn't it fun to see the little guys checking each other out?! :)
    And I would TOTALLY tune into Baby Bachelorette! As long as they stay out of the hot tub...

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  2. Such cute pictures! I'd be way more interested in Baby Bachelorette than real Bachelorette. ;)

    Choi boy is so sweet and it was great fun to meet him! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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  3. He is such a sweet little boy. I especially love the pics of him with the baby! It's cuteness overload!

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  4. Baby Bachelorette is a great idea! I know Choi Boy would get the bottle! I love how sweet he was with the baby--Matthew is the same way. If there is ever a baby present, he can't concentrate on anything but hugging it and rubbing it.

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  5. I love your little social butterfly! Looks like he had a great time!

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  6. HAHAHAHAH I love this. You're going to have to do a photo shoot and narrate through ti!

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  7. what a little heartthrob he is! Looks like he's learning some serious skills for the future:)

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  8. sweet choi boy!!! what fun playdates.
    baby bachelorette..."will you accept this bottle?"...funny - and a way cute idea!!

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  9. oh my word. i was cracking up at this post! it was so sweet and cute.

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  10. Love the Baby Bachelorette idea - I would totally watch it;-) It is so great to see Choi boy playing with his buddies!

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  11. Uhm, I love this post. Like, LOVE it. Especially where he's hanging out with, and consoling, baby Grant. Melt my heart why don't you!?

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  12. I love your sense of humor, Grace. I hope one day we can meet IRL because you totally crack me up and I would love to see Choi Boy in action. He's such a sweetheart!!

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  13. I love all your captions! CB is such a sweetheart. It's so funny at this age since they really kind of just play 'near' each other.
    We have that ball popper and OMG it's the best toy. Parents always tell me that kids now talk about it on the way to our house, since they know we have one.

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  14. You are too funny! I love the idea of baby bachelorette! It's so great to see Choi boy's personality shine through in all these photos. Looks like you are all doing great!

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  15. oh choi boy! you are just so darn sweet! and look at all of the new friends you have made already! love it! :)

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  16. Ummm....could he be any cuter? And sweeter? It amazes me that kiddos this young can just know when a little love is needed! I love it!

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  17. Oh it is just so sweet seeing CB with his buddies (and future wife). It looks like he plays very nice with others - that is awesome!

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  18. Will you accept this bottle - hilarious!

    i remember how surreal/sweet it was to see my boys finally playing w/the little playmates I'd been imagining him growing up with...so much fun!

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  19. so, so sweet! we don't have a ball popper, but gabe does and cohen LOVES it when we are at their house. looks and sounds like CB will be a great big brother someday ;).

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  20. OMG, Kate and Ben are too cute! And why is my child so dark? He matches Uncle Peter! HAHAH!!!

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  21. Awww...look at him sharing the love with all those cuties. Love Choi Boy's sweaters. We have that ball popper...it makes me CRAZY...but kids sure love it.

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  22. awwwwwwwww. wish we lived closer, grace. can't wait until our boys can meet & play with one another.

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