Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A toddler came over for 4 hours yesterday . . .

I babysat my toddler friend Margaret all morning yesterday. She came over very early with her own french toast with maple syrup. Webster sat in this pose and watched her eat every bite. Don't worry...she gave him a bite or two and he got to lick the plate as well as the guest. He has never been around many young children for extended periods but he was wonderful.

Save the last bite for me.

She came with one tear on her cheek.

I love the way children look at you so directly.

She's the youngest of 4 and they all have these eyelashes!

We all took a long walk with Tabitha. Margaret held the cat's leash tightly the whole way down to the "way back" and Tabitha came home without it. That's the way we always do it...Tabitha has to be forced to walk long distances. My mom came along too. I was fully prepared to be exhaused 4 hours later but I wasn't. This child was easy and fun. Under her Yankees hat her red hair was in two forward facing pony tails that looked like dog ears.

You might remember my blog post about her first birthday.

Content in a Cottage


Gal Friday said...

For some reason an attached photo of Margaret and Webster didn't come through in my e-mail so I am glad to see them all here at your blog.
Margaret is incredibly cute(even if she is wearing a Yankees casp!)and I would have figured Webster would be a good dog around a child.
I am sure you, the cat and dog, made a memorable morning for Margaret and if she ever got a chance to visit at your house again, I am sure she would be happy to go.

Sue said...

Check out those eyelashes-gorgeous!
(On Margaret-not Webster...though I'm sure Webster has fine ones too!)

abeachcottage said...

gotta love those eyelashes, I'd pay for them!


Millie said...

What a cherub she is, with just a touch of mischief in those gorgeous eyes. I love that Tabitha got to share her too with Webster the Wonder Dog.
Millie ^_^

Julie@beingRUBY said...

The child is cute.. but Webster is amazing.. not sure if he is waiting patiently to see if he will be rewarded, or just not sure what is sitting at his table! Beautiful, reminds me of my childhood dog.

~melinda~ said...

precious, beautiful, little girl... I have a niece her age and I can cry just looking at her!