My son and I spent New Years Eve 2010 hanging out with his Uncle Dans. We chilled at their apartment in Manhattan, watched the ball drop and Ari made quick friends with Skip, their dog who is a fiesty rat terrier mix. Wil, my boyfriend, and I originally adopted Skip from North Shore Animal League, but when I became pregnant with Ari, the Dans kindly fostered Skip to help us out at an overwhelming time in our lives. Since then, Skip has become a part of their family.

Last night, Ari was able to really interact with Skip for the first time. It was great to see: