As I started to say goodbye, I got a little choked up at the thought of his leaving without me.
Ben and Mike didn't seem to share my sentiments. They were perfectly happy and ready to go!
So I sucked it up, slapped on a smile, and said goodbye.
Ben had a great time playing with Grandma and their collies, Jake and Rocky. At one point, Jake even brought Ben one of his dog toys to play with. So sweet!