Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lunch with Babies and Friends at Farmer's Road.

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I've said it before, and I'm likely to say it 82 more times so long as I'm blogging - I have the world's best friends. My visit to Pennsylvania was short, but a very pregnant Vicki drove up from DC and new mom Emily drove up from Maryland. They brought their kids and their husbands, and we had the best day in Pennsylvania with Rachel and her crew of boys.
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Gwen's going to be 2 in October, and she's awesome. Lots to say about everything going around her and the best ringlet curls. Especially in the humidity! I think she's ready for a baby brother based on her level of excitement about baby Keaton!
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After hanging out at Rachel's for a while, we went to lunch at Farmer's Road. Homemade sodas and awesome entree options. Kansas City friends - it's sort of a hybrid between a Westside Local and Unforked but with better prices. My apple and cheese sandwich with sweet potato chips and a soda was less than $6. Some of the guys needed a little more to fill them up, so we also ate a lot of homemade hummus and awesome options from the pickle bar.
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The really great feature was we could all order at the counter and then they brought us the food at our long picnic table. Easy to manage with lots of little ones, aged 6 weeks to 4 years.
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Finn's shades kill me in this photo. He's definitely my bud still, and I love having conversations with him about everything. He'll tell you lots of things. Favorite topics: Transformers, RescueBots and Duplos. He also has an opinion about what Gwen is doing that's usually hilarious.
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We all got to sit and enjoy the meal for a long time before babies needed to nurse, kids needed to potty, and they just couldn't sit anymore. Breaking bread with friends is always a blessing, and I'm particularly fond of this hodgepodge of east coast friends and their husbands. And their funny little people.
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The babies were very well behaved. Keaton and Charles are both adorable and snuggly. More babies for everyone please. The dads also were super helpful wranglers which made it easy for us to catch up a little while we sat together. There are no photos of the men from this outing, but they were around too. It was nice to see Sol, Ryan and Daniel as well!
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We attempted a group shot with the five little ones, but let's face it, we were outnumbered. Instead you get this group shot of my good pals. So very lucky indeed.


  1. Aww, I bet Rach loves having you to take great pictures of HER!

    So fun.

    1. No joke! I can't get a decently lit and framed picture unless one of you two is in town!

  2. Also, internet, expect a different version of these two posts on my blog soon...

  3. Sounds like a tasty place. Also, pretty girls. And Gwen's dress -- LOVE.

  4. My goodness, what a fun day. So happy we are in the "east coast friends" group at present and could make the trip!

    And you're right about Finn's "directing" of "baby" Gwen. He really thought she needed some guidance. :)

  5. Vicki - one of my co-workers is off to Budapest and two other countries next week so I shared photos with her.

    I wish we could tell the new members and K-State freshmen just how much these women they are meeting will mean to them through the years, whether it is in 12 years or 40 years. They will be their lifetime friends.


It was so nice of you to stop by and say hi!