During the school year Maisie has very little free time, between school and six days a week at the gym, getting together with her friends is quite difficult. During the summer I try my best to make play dates as often as possible and with all the friends she misses seeing. Maisie especially misses her old level 4 teammates. Though she sees them at the gym, she neither practices nor has the opportunity to interact with them so she was super excited to have play dates this weekend with her old teammates Taylor & Mia.
Taylor came to play on Saturday. The girls spent the day running around the house, making water balloons, playing on Maisie's bar and beam and even playing school. Then they got ready for the pool where they swam and played for a few hours.
Once back at the house the hungry girls ate lunch.
Next they gave each other multi-colored pedicures.
The floor got some color too.
Maisie had a fun day with Taylor and when it was time for the play date to end, she was quite disappointed and can't wait for the next time.
This morning Maisie was up and waiting for Mia's arrival.
Setting up the mats through the living and dining room was the first thing the girls did...but what would you expect from two little gymnasts.
Then it was off to the pool for a few hours.
The two little bathing beauties had a blast playing at the pool, they spent the entire afternoon in the water.
Once home they were cold and hungry so some homemade chicken noodle soup to the rescue.
A partial repeat of yesterday's activities. Thankfully it was the pedicure part which was repeated and not the break a bottle of polish on the floor part.
Next the girls decided to make themselves beautiful...not that they could be any more beautiful than they already are.
Seven year olds applying make-up. Subtle is not a word they understand.
The play date ended with a few rounds of Twister.
It was such a fun weekend for my girl, she really enjoyed both play dates and is looking forward to more playtime with her friends.
Since I served the girls some of my Cheaters Chicken Soup (with rice noodles) I figured that I would feature the soup recipe today. I always have individual serving size packages of this soup in my freezer so whenever I need stock for a recipe or one of us wants a nice bowl of soup, it's readily available. Click on the link to be taken to Cook Lisa Cook and the recipe.
Other delicious soup recipes on Cook Lisa Cook include: Loaded Potato Soup, Mom's Beef Vegetable Soup, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Strawberry Soup, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Mango Gazpacho, Caribbean Clam Chowder with Corn, Fire Roasted Tomato and Chicken Tortilla Soup, Vanilla Scented Melon Soup, Creamy Tomato Soup Florentine, Lasagna Soup, Cioppino and Tom Kha Gai.