Finn went on a 3 week trip for his 2nd birthday. He travelled from Canada to Niagara Falls, New York. Then he went to Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Tennessee, Nashville and on to Texas.
He was on his way to Texas to see his new cousin Josh who just turned 3 months old. Josh has two sisters, Kate and Charlie. Kate is 5 and Charlie is 2.
When we arrived in Texas it was on Finn's birthday. This made him very happy because he was glad to see his cousins and get out of the car and run around. So he was full of energy. We had balloons and cards for his birthday party which made it even more like a birthday party. Finn got a new chew bone and a new squeaky toy.
The girls were happy to see Finn for the first time. They had seen him on Facetime but not in person. You know how full of energy Finny is, so he can be a little frightening for a 2 year old. It took Charlie a few pets with me holding Finn before she was comfortable with him. But Kate had played with dogs before and she picked him up right away giving him lots of hugs and cuddles. Of course, our little Finn loved the attention.
Kate and I thought it would be fun to dress Finn up in his raincoat.
On our way to Texas we travelled in the Great Smokey Mountains in North Carolina and in Tennessee. Finn loved playing by the Pigeon River with it's babbling brooks. He had fun chasing sticks and running through the leaves beside the slippery rocks, bubbling rapids and splashing waterfalls.
While we slept in our cozy hotel room throughout our travels, Finn slept in a red, canvas tent in our hotel rooms. He had all his toys with him and especially his frisbee. He can chase that frisbee until he just can't run anymore. His favourite trick is to catch it before it stops moving. Then he races back to me with it hanging from his mouth and chases it all over again.
Finn's Trip to the Woods
I still have the stick that he found in the Smokey Mountains and once in a while I bring it out and his tail swishes and swoops with joy. Trouble is, he loves to rip the bark right off the stick and pretty soon there won't be anything left.
On our way to Texas we stopped in Tennessee to see Finn's friend and cousin Madison. Finn met Madison last Christmas when she came to visit and he was looking forward to seeing her again this year. But it was a school night and Madison had to go to Girl Scouts. He is hoping to see her real soon because he missed Madison. She and Kate are cousins and they are the same age and great friends.