Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Trip to Indiana 11/9/12

Last weekend I had the pleasure of flying to Indiana for the weekend to help my mom babysit my nephews.  It was a wonderful trip!  I absolutely love spending time with my family.  They are the best by far!  I also got to meet Ryder, the newest member of our family.  He is a wonderful pup that is fitting right in!

Ryder LOVES playing fetch!

My nephews are at such a fun age.  Reid is two and Kolby is almost one.  They are super cute!  My third nephew, Toby, was also along for this trip.  He happens to have four legs though; he is a chocolate lab and Auntie Laura loves him so much! (But I do have a soft spot for brown dogs...)

Reid playing ball in the yard with the pups!

Reid is very much a Grandpa's boy.  He is my dad's best friend during his visits to my parents.  Reid has a mini John Deere tractor he rides all over my parents' yard.  He had an absolute blast with this, as usual, but this time something made it even more fun:  the beagle.  Barney thought it was fun to chase after the tractor and "Barrrooooo!" at it.  Reid thought it was absolutely hilarious to be chased by Barney. 

At one point, my mom had Barney on her lap in a folding chair.  Reid drove up next to her on the tractor and said, "Barney down."  He kept saying "Barney down" until mom put down the beagle to chase Reid around some more.  Absolutely adorable!

Kolby is still a bit too young to play outside the same way Reid does, but he had fun just the same.  Now Kolby is very much after my own heart.  He absolutely LOVES the dogs!  He loves watching them play.  He just lights up when he sees them and laughs when they play.  Kolby also loves petting them and being near them.  He is the sweetest little boy already, but being a mini dog lover makes him even more adorable!


The dogs had a great weekend also.  Toby had a great time being with the family and watching over his little brothers.  Barney of course had a blast playing with Reid and the other dogs.  And young Ryder was such a good boy with the kids.  He is a great addition to the family!  Even our neighbor dog, Ziva, came over to play.  Barney thinks she is his outside dog:)

Mom and Barney

Needless to say it was a busy weekend.  My mom informed me the beagle was thoroughly worn out to the point that she had to carry him outside to go to the bathroom.  Even Ryder was worn out and he is one energetic pup! 

Kids and dogs together are probably the cutest combination possible if you ask me.  It was such a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to visit again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Follow Me on Pinterest


  1. I think Barney was saying "You are too young to be driving! License and registration please!"

    hahaha. Very cute!

  2. Hi Laura, First off, thanks for visiting my blog. Rhett was an amazing dog...I still miss him and his doggie smell!

    Loved the video of you nephew and Barney. I'll bet both of them sleep very soundly that night! Actually, babysitting such young kids...probably knocked you and your Mom out! LOL Have a great week!

  3. Thanks,Loy!! And you are very right on all counts. We were all worn out! So much fun though:)

    I hope you have a great week also! Happy Thanksgiving:)


Thanks for your comments!

(If you would like to subscribe to follow-up comments, please select the subscribe by e-mail option under the comment box on the right hand side.)

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.