The foursome and their super-noisy little chat at McDonalds while waiting for snacks to arrive.
I am always tickled watching my boys with their friends.
The kids have come a long way... since the first playgroup when M was just 15 months old.
Though M and E's weekly playgroup was discontinued when the kids started nursery in 2007, we (E's mum and I) resumed a similar gathering for the younger siblings a year later.
The older kids were reacquainted in April 2009 when I started the lapbooking classes and have been in the same class since. Nine months and six lapbooks later, they have acquired the habit of starting a discussion and carrying on their knowledge exchanges with each other whenever they meet (discussion units are part of our weekly lessons, so they have plenty of practice!).
Very recently, I have initiated a weekly Chinese session for both pairs of siblings. It still has a long way to go, but with some perseverance, I am sure our efforts will pay off.
Learning and growing together with friends is simply precious. It is the kind of memories I still cherish of my childhood. One day, I hope, when my boys read this blog, they will remember these moments and treasure the memories, as I did.