Thomas quickly excused himself from the work he'd been doing, joining Bridget and Abby- he ruffled Bridget's hair, then reached for Abby's free hand. "I'm so glad to see you," he said, smiling and leaning over to kiss Abby's forehead.
Bridget watched this exchange curiously- her papa never did that before! "Papa?"
Thomas, remembering himself, looked back to Bridget. "Let's go outside, okay, Little Bit?"