A little more than a week ago, while D was off on a much deserved golf weekend, I took the girls to visit J and the twins. It was so neat to see the kids interact with eachother and this time - we took pictures! (Last time we went to visit, totally forgot to take pics!):
The lone guy among all those girls! (From the left, Isaac, Kathryn, Sofia, Olivia)
It was interesting - I never thought anything about J&J's dog - a chocolate lab. We have our dog at home who is quite hyper and he's always around the girls (and running through them....and jumping over them....you get the point). When I got there with the girls, we put them down on the blanket with I & K. Sofia was on her tummy and their dog came up to her and sniffed her cheek and Sofia let out this scream. Not a scream that's the start of a crying fit --- a real "i didn't think babies could scream like that" scream. Followed closely by tears. Which, in turn, set Olivia off. And then I, being the gentlemanly host that he is, didn't want the girls to be alone so he joined in with some tears of his own and, all the while, K sat quietly in her corner staring at the 3 of them. It never dawned on me that Sofia would be afraid. The kiddos calmed down, the dog headed outside, and all was right and we played and talked and talked and played. Good times!
P.S -- all those great toys around and you know what the girls wanted to play with? A spoon!!