When our great niece Lily visited a few weeks ago, she and Ali pretty much fell in love. He slept on the bed with her and, now that she's gone, he comes up most days for a quick check of the upstairs guestroom, just to see if Lily might have come back.
A few days ago we received a really sweet thank you note from Lily -- and a handmade placemat for Ali.
He loves it -- but what he really wants is for Lily to come back. . .