Penny met her first dog while in Pennyslvania! My mom's poodle, Jack, was obsessed with her, licking her hands and face whenever available and sleeping outside of her crib during naps. She loved him, too! The giggles were contagious.
Lots of smiles from Bobcia (Gran) and Ciocia (Aunty) Heather. Penny wore her Geek Vest a lot in the changeable autumn weather.
My mother had a party to introduce Penny to friends and family. Penny enjoyed her favorite thing: Cousin Time!
She couldn't get enough of Uncle Joe (also known as Uncle Ken - I know, confusing!):
In closing this post, let me just say that traveling with an infant alone is hard. SO HARD, I tell you, that at times I closed my eyes on the plane and thought "we are refugees, going to a better land", because if I thought I could just as easily be at home, I might have turned around and gone back. Now that we are home, though, I'm so glad we did it!
Thanks to everyone for hosting us, visiting with us, and giving Penny some lovely presents. We are so very lucky to know you all!