Instead of leaving to chance a playdate with Addi, we decided to be in the parking lot of their church and kidnap her when she came out. Granddaddy had been on the road working for a week and he was desperate to see his little buddy. So we put our plan into motion and mission accomplished.
Addi & Granddaddy were off on a hike....they took their walking sticks, some water and a change of clothes for Addi just in case squatting in the woods didn't work out. Oh yea, they also took our dog "Boy". Up until yesterday, Addi was afraid of Boy only because he is a big dog and he threatened her by his size. So off they went...they returned about two and a half hours later with lots of treasures and stories....they knocked down dead trees with their walking sticks, they found a dead crawfish, they found shells, they threw sticks in the water for Boy to fetch, Addi did some swinging on a vine and fell off that vine, they found a big rock with a hole in it that was filled with water, Addi took her shoes off and walked around in the water, they had their drinks and just had a great experience....Granddaddy said he could tell that Addi was tired but he chose to let her tough it out and walk all the way back to the car. She really is a little trooper and had a great time. When they got home she was completely over her fear of Boy and even played in the yard with him. It makes my heart happy to know that Addi is making memories with her Granddaddy....he just glows when he sees her....he adores her and for that, I am very grateful.