Sunday, April 28, 2013

Horseplay and Consolation

Two of our most beloved people in the world, our niece and nephew, are keeping us company this week.  We have been busy blowing many bubbles, watching planes land, and filling the hot tub with tons of little kids.  We are all so happy to be together and I am excited to share a few of our adventures over the next few days.  Of course, depending on the pace of things, I might be a little quieter than usual.

  In the meantime, here are two of our little puppies horsing around.  And because I must write it down to etch it into family history, a story:  earlier this week, Zosia grew upset when she realized that Ben and I had read a story that she had written down and left out on the dining table.  We, of course, had no idea it was meant to be kept private.  Anyway, she was crying big crocodile tears while we apologized for the misunderstanding.  Hugo came right over to her and gave her a big hug.  When this didn't seem to do the trick, he went into the kitchen, pulled down a hand towel, came back, and started dabbing her eyes dry.  After a few minutes of this hugging and eye drying, he pulled her with his hands, and patted her on her back.  "That's enough.  Off you go," he seemed to be saying.  We all had a good laugh and that was, in fact, the end of the tears.  It's impossible to stay sad with such a sweet comforter.


Amanda Archer said...

Aw, that reminds me of me and my sisters when we were little :')

I'm just getting started on my blog!

Adele said...

I think my sister and I must have been just like that, too! Thanks for stopping by, Amanda! :-)