Monday, July 09, 2007

Raine Has a Friend--And She Isn't Imaginary!

Last week, as Raine and I went to Marbella Cafe by the park to get a salad for dinner. When we arrived, Bobbie, the owner was there and she was utterly charmed by Raine (this is MY version), who of course was in her usual sociable, aren't-I-cute mood.

Apparently, Bobbie's daughter just had a baby too--a little girl a month younger than Raine. Bobbie wanted Raine and Monica, her granddaughter, to meet, but when she called the house, Monica was asleep, so she couldn't be brought over (their house was near the cafe). But I suppose Bobbie was thrilled at the idea of Monica and Raine meeting, so she invited us over for just a few minutes. And she had my order delivered to her house instead.

So off we went to Bobbie's house, just in time for Monica to wake up. Cat, Bobbie's daughter, who was reviewing for the medical boards, so kindly accommodated our barging in. We lay Monica and Raine side by side on the bed. Monica was still sleepy and hungry, but Raine was obviously delighted at something her size. It was funny--flailing hands with no idea I suppose of what they were holding or touching. And in a gesture of friendship, Raine ate Monica's hand.

"Oh, I can see them inviting each other to their birthday parties!" cooed Bobbie. And I'm thinking Raine's thinking, "what's a birthday?".

But Cat and I did make some vague plans to meet again. I do hope Raine and Monica become playmates, if not friends. It's lovely being able to meet other moms with babies Raine's age. And it's nice that Raine can have 'built in' friends in this village.

Here are a couple of pictures of Raine's first play date (Raine's the cutie on the right)!

1 comment:

toni said...

Ang cute naman ng mga baby na yan!!! Lalo na si Raine! :D