Short Pump, Virginia
A.C. — or Alexander — watches Sadie through the window from inside the Daily Grind. His father Ryan runs Short Pump Heating and Air. "A.C. is the next generation," Ryan says ... no pun intended.
Sadie watches A.C. from the other side of the glass. She would give anything to get into the Grind one time. For her, it is the font of many good things — snippets of bagels, muffins, sandwiches, wraps and cheese — all of which she has either grabbed from or been given by Grind regulars.
Kenai is named for the peninsula where her mother grew up, a little reminder of Alaska she carries in her arms. The five-and-a-half month old is a bundle of personality, a charmer who draws people like a magnet.