I love this kid. He cracks me up.
Liam (and his parents) used to live in Dallas, but they moved to Pittsburgh a few years ago. They came back in town this past weekend for a friend’s wedding (congratulations, Amy & Greg!) so we got to play. I only get to see Liam about once a year now that they’ve moved, but he remembers me. Or, more accurately, he remembers my dogs. After they landed in Dallas on Friday, they saw a woman walking a Great Dane and another big dog – Liam’s response was “I can’t wait to see Debbie!” (So, yes, my status as the crazy (big) dog lady is official.) It’s amazing how fast they grow up — Liam was just a toddler when they left Dallas, barely talking. Now he’s a real boy. Who was a big fan of the “toot balloon” (a.k.a. whoopee cushion) that I just *happened* to have with me… (You’re welcome, Kelly!)
I met up with Liam and his mom at a local park for a little play time. I had my camera with me and took a few snapshots of the little dude. I also brought Bear — I usually bring Belle because she’s so good in crowds and with strangers, but decided I’d give Bear a chance. After he settled down a bit, he was fine – but, admittedly, not particularly outgoing. He’s not quite sure what to make of little kids. Though after a little while, he did decide Liam was okay and let Liam walk him around and hug on him.
Aww…. I was just about to post this when I got an email from Kelly (Liam’s mom). Liam wrote me a love note on the plane home yesterday. And back at home asked, “Can we see Belle next time?”