Continuing my weekend of reunions, I joined the Mackin family in their adorable North Andover home. When we last hung out, Anora and Bennett showed me all around their home, and generally just acted like their cute selves. A couple of years later, and they’ve only grown more cute…and grown as a family, with the introduction of young master Broderick just a few weeks ago.
It was Bennett that met me at the door with a big smile followed by a warm hug and an invitation to go play in his room. We headed upstairs, and were joined by Anora, who wasted no time telling me all about she and Bennett’s halloween. The tour continued in Brody’s room, where they were joined by the little guy in his favorite rocking chair. It was a lovely fall day, so Anora announced that we should go outside and take photos near thebeautiful tree in the front yard. So that’s what we did. While we were down there, she shyly asked if they could take photos jumping into a pile of leaves. I told her she was the boss, and we headed into the back yard, grabbing a few garden implements on the way. While Anora and Bennett created their epic leaf piles, I spent a little time with Brody, and the kid was a natural…turning on the cuteness on cue! Back to the big sibs, it was time to jump into the giant leaf pile…and jump they did…until they decided that it might be a little more fun to throw the leaves at the photographer. Then a massive leaf fight broke out, with Mom stepping in to take the brunt of the fusillade. That’s when Brody signaled that he wanted to head back inside. So we headed back up to his room, where cuddles with his favorite sock monkey (and his favorite Mom) made his day!