Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Two New Friends-- Preston and Baxter!
Well, Preston isn't a NEW friend, but we hadn't visited with him and his Dad, Jake, for a while! Dave, Alex and I headed down to Northfield for dinner at Hogan Brothers this evening. Dave and his college friends are planning a Boundary Waters adventure next week, so some of them had a preliminary canoe-swap dinner tonight. Alex got to 'meet' Pete, Tom, Jake and Preston, and have her first 1/3 Turkey Hoagie!
The kids colored through dinner, and Alex made sure to give Tom a picture to take home. After supper, Preston and Alex walked out of Hogan Brothers hand in hand, and were elated to be introduced to Tom's 'baby'- Baxter the Springer Spaniel with a heart of gold (ie: TONS of gentle kisses for the kids).
We let the kids play across from Hoyme Hall for a good long while. Alex thought the best game ever was when Preston would run up behind her and hug/tackle her to the ground. She laughed and laughed-- I wish I had video! In fact, I wish I had my camera (it's still MIA), but Dave's iPod did a fairly good job.....excuse the blurry action shots.