It's always nice when you find a good friend that not only has a child near your own kid's age...but when your kids get along well too. So, we lucked out when we moved to Salt Lake and moved in across the street from our friends the Donnellys (Claire & Ryan) - who had just moved in a couple weeks prior to us for residency as well. They've been great friends to us over this last year, and they have two adorable boys too! Michael (3 years, 9 months old) & Drew (1 year, 6 months).
Now, Noah is 2 years, 5 months old - so we joke about it being funny that Noah and Michael ended up as buddies, since Noah and Drew are actually closer in age...but you know how kids always admire the "big kids" that are older than them. So, it didn't surprise us that Noah thought Michael was super cool - but it's so sweet how sweet & patient that Michael has been with Noah! He always greets him with a big smile & "Noah!!", he takes him by the hand to show him things, teaches him how to do/play things, and is so good about sharing (even loaning) his toys with Noah.
So, I thought that I'd post a few pictures from a couple of our recent outings together. Here's a picture of Michael & Noah in the helicopter at the children's museum (Discovery Gateway).
Here they are at the park...
Here's Claire, who Noah pronounces as "Kuck" (yeah...I dunno). Noah is often equally as excited to see her as he is Michael and Drew :)
Drew & Michael.
And last, but not least, these are two clips of my brother Josh entertaining Noah & Michael when we all went to visit my family. We got a good chuckle out of this...and Josh got quite a workout too - it lasted for about 1/2 an hour (and N&M would've done it longer if we'd have let them)!
...oh, and since that day - Claire has told me about twice that Michael has dropped to his belly in public and asked to be pulled around. Ha!