For a long time they just looked at each other and blinked. Then G, because he's a few months older, started poking J's blinking eyes.
It caused a little friction in their relationship, but they seemed to work through it. Especially since their mom's were more diligent to keep them more contained.
Eventually, J started poking back. That evened the playing field.
At G's birthday party, J launched an escape. It's amazing how they communicated so well despite not being able to talk.
After a while they started playing beside each other.
G's eye poking turned into ball throwing. Unfortunately for J, the G-man is pretty accurate throwing a ball and made a habit of hitting J in the head as many times as he could before one of the parents confiscated all the balls.
But J was about to have an advantage. Walking.
G finally caught up and life started to get more and more fun for these two best friends. In fact, they transitioned from playing beside each other, to playing with each other.
A world of fun unfolded for the two buddies when they discovered how to play together. But they don't just play together. Oh no. They look forward to it. G races to the front door when he hears that J is coming over. They squeal and run toward each other when they meet up at church or the park.
These two boys sure have come a long way from this:
It's fun to have a best friend.
(On a sidenote, J's mom wrote a post about this special friendship too. We didn't plan to write about it at the same time, but I guess when your kiddos are this much fun together, you just can't help it. Visit her site for some more BFF cuteness from this week.)