Lately Dan has been snapping some shots of the boys playing in the morning. This is one of a series that captured Reese and Xander pretending to be puppies. I guess they're in cages, as at a pet store or shelter. Was Curious George the inspiration? Both boys are taken with dogs and with George. Both enjoy pretending to be panting, yapping dogs.
The relationship between Xander and Reese is entering an interesting new phase. They have had a relatively peaceful coexistence previous to this, but now they're actively seeking each other out and engaging in cooperative play, helping each other, showing affection and compassion for each other, and even requesting each other's attention or presence. It's really rewarding to see this develop!