Rachel Hicks (Fletcher) and I have known each other since the fourth grade. We went to grade school, high school, and college together, so I was thrilled to hear that she and her children were coming to Winston-Salem for a visit. Ok, so she wasn't coming to visit me, necessarily (her sister is a doctor at Wake Baptist Hospital), but it was still nice to spend some time with her. I haven't seen her kids in a long time, and had never met her youngest, Harper. Likewise, this was the first time she had seen Ben.
Claire started looking forward to their visit days before they were scheduled to arrive, and after suffering some disappointment upon hearing that no, they they would not be staying at our house, she satisfied herself with the knowledge that they would come over to play. She had a great time with the boys, Fletcher and Winston (or Wilston, as Claire called him), and she was entranced by Harper. Benjamin was greatly entertained by all the activity around him and was only mildly perturbed at having to share his toys.
We are heading to Tennessee in a few weeks for Homecoming at Lee, so we are looking forward to seeing the Hicks family (with dad, Edward, included this time) then. Winston said Claire could sleep in his room, so at least we've got that settled. :-)