Sunday, January 24, 2010
Time With Family
Friday and Saturday we drove Back Home to celebrate my niece's 14th birthday--Happy Birthday Anna Beth! It's unbelievable how quickly my nieces and nephew are growing and changing. For one thing, I think only one of them is still shorter than me (Hi Casey) but that probably won't last much longer :).
We always love a chance to go visit family and my kiddos are thrilled to see their cousins, if the noise level is any indication.
I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but every time we go Back Home we have to take our basset hound, Annie, with us. She's a good traveler and a well-behaved houseguest (which isn't always true of my children). One thing Annie loooooves about Back Home is walks with Mimi. Now the rest of us take Annie on brief "courtesy" walks when she needs to take care of her business; Mimi takes Annie on treks! I appreciate the way all the grandparents have developed relationships with their "granddog" since she is a fairly frequent houseguest :).
P.S. I love this photo of Mimi walking Annie; E. ran out ahead of all of us and encouraged Annie to sprint. When she runs, her ears stream out behind her (the dog's, not Emily's). lol
Posted by Kelly at 1:52 PM