This is my friend Sherri with Cracker on her lap and her dog Lucie sitting next to her on the couch. Isaac and Sherri's son Daniel are only a week apart and have been friends since they were babies. We haven't been able to get together much lately because we both have busy schedules that don't quite match up. Evenings when our husbands are away have turned out to be the best time for play dates. Tonight Sherri fed us a yummy dinner, the kids all had fun playing, the dogs had a nice lap to sit in and Sherri and I had a chance to chat and catch up.