We took a weekend trip down to see Bobby's family in Pittsburg. His sister Molly just had a new baby boy. His name is Max and he is perfect and very sweet and darn him- he makes me want a new baby!
We love to go down there and spend time with family. Franny loves to see her cousins and Sophie loves to see the dogs. All the dogs. All the time. That kid is a dog-lover and it stresses me out a bit because I am not. I can tolerate dogs and admire them from afar, but I really don't want them to lick me or have to touch them. Not to mention, I'm totally allergic to them.
Well, one afternoon Franny fell asleep and Bobby stayed inside my father-in-law's house with her. Larry lives on 50 acres out there and there is a lot to do on his land. Sophie and I started walking out the back door when something caught my eye to the left and I looked and did a double-take. Here's what I saw:
I was flummoxed. What the heck did I do to offend these cows? There were about eleven plus a miniature horse (who thinks he's a cow too by the way), staring us down with their beady eyes. I thought it was totally bizarre so I took like 50 pictures. The picture above doesn't adequately portray how intimidating the bovine dirty look really is. I took a few of them giving "the look" to Sophie, too.
So then we veered right and we encountered a real live cock fight. I'm not even kidding. In fact, I took video. (By the way, my father-in-law told me it's illegal to make bets on a cock fight.)
After the cock fight, much to Sophie's delight, we found Larry's new black lab puppies. So cute! Even I couldn't resist these sweet and playful little puppies.
Max is such a beautiful baby. I'm glad we could be there for his blessing. Here are some pictures. Franny was quite taken with him.
Here's a few more pics from the trip. Sophie giving Max a kiss; the miniature horse who thinks he's a cow; Bobby and Franny at our favorite breakfast joint in town: Bob's Grill; and Sophie and Franny coloring with two of Molly's kids, Zoe and Jakob.