We were so excited to have her, even though her stay was all too brief. Her time in Minneapolis was so much fun. When she left, it felt like a piece of our family was gone. So we were all very anxious to see her again.
I think Emily was a little worried that Matilda wouldn't remember her. Can you tell that wasn't really an issue?
We headed off to Tillie's first true parade, which was part of the St. Louis Park Parktacular festivities. Packed a picnic of BLT wraps, pasta salad and some other goodies. Tillie was a fan of the bacon...
....but absolutely NOT a fan of any mascot, or oversized animal costume. She would start shaking she was so scared and we would head to the chair or the parking lot (depending on the severity of the mascot) and distract her until it passed.
Bea wasn't phased by them...
Emily got lots of snuggles since she was the distractor.
And she knew Matilda's sweet spot (horsies)...to get her back into the parade.
Emily--come back soon. Stay longer. We love having you. You fold into the family so easy and Matilda adores you. Who else can I talk trashy TV, Candy Crush, and country music with??