William’s First Play Date Away From Home 

William’s first play date had been with Phoenix at our home. It had gone well and Amber suggested we bring William over to play again with Phoenix and her daughter, Brooklyn.

Amber being the mom of two kids knew instantly that William needed to be changed and brought him to the changing table in Brooklyn’s room. She came over to watch. This was much appreciated as we had had a busy day of errands before the play date including picking up an official birth certificate copy for William.

The first order of business for our play date was taking a portrait of us the moms, each with our son. As we were spaced out so far apart, Amber only had part of her face in the shot.

It took a few tries, then finally we had the boys both look in the right direction for another portrait.

So then it was time to let the boys play. At five and a half months, Phoenix was feeling friendly and gamely tried to reach out to William.

Brooklyn, at almost two years old, was more into active play running around and so this is the only shot I have of the three kids in one frame.

Phoenix tried so hard to take William’s hand and later his arm in a gesture of friendship. William seemed more surprised by this than anything else.

During the play date Amber’s grandfather, Ron, came over. As he knew Candy and her sister, Peggy, from when they were children, I had to get William and I in a picture of show Candy. She recognized him right away from the photo.

Phoenix greatly enjoyed playing with his great grandfather.


Phoenix also enjoyed playing with this toy which had antennae that moved and played silly sounds.

At this time Brooklyn was having her scheduled nap and William was also asleep.

Soon Phoenix’s nap time rolled around so it was time for William and I to go home.

Phoenix was brought to say goodbye to William. Both boys looked sad the play date was over.

We had a great time and look forward to another play date for the three kids.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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