This is definitely a picture overload but I just couldn't resist- these guys are just too cute together. This is Booker and his best bud, Ren. If you happen to be an older kid who has Star Wars/Indiana Jones/Lego knowledge, then Booker will follow you around like a puppy dog. Ren fits all of the above, plus he's super sweet and patient with Booker.
I can guarantee that Booker wouldn't have gone on a single ride at the Carnival yesterday if it hadn't been for Ren. These boys had a blast together. Ike, as usual, was pretty nonplussed, although he did show a tiny bit of excitement on the swings.