|Letter from Los Angeles
||Tuesday | 26 August 2014
Los Angeles, California: Little Lucy has
been out a few times, because there is no stopping her Momma. Lisa doesn't let
having a baby a week ago stop her from a normal routine. Go. Go. Go.
Today Lisa had errands at
The Americana - a fancy outdoor shopping mall built to
resemble an Italian village
if an Italian village happened-to-be
situated in Glendale, California. I actually
quite like this "mall". I love the quality of the shops
(Nordstrom!), restaurants and really enjoy the cute
street car, fake lawn and dancing fountains in the
"lake". (Think Las Vegas on a very small scale.) The
Americana holds "Children's Day" each Tuesday and offer
all sorts of free activities for the kidlets. Leo danced
and played games to a live band with Lenny and Gramps
while Lisa and I shopped and ran errands. (Seriously,
you can leave your car with the valet and he will have
your car washed - inside and out - for $20 while you
Enough of a breeze was blowing to get
Leo and DT a little wet during the lake fountain "show".
Leo was laughing so hard - he was so excited to feel the
spray. Is three the greatest age ever for kids?
We had a delicious Japanese lunch at Katsuya.
We all just love this restaurant and were able to secure a table outside
on the shady patio this afternoon for our meal.
Blistered Shishito Peppers
Fried Chicken - Japanese-style
Japanese Happy Meal: Kids eat free at Katsuya and the
meals are delivered in "boats". Leo had the veggie
tempura with an avocado roll... plus two Oreo cookies.
Leo ate the cookies first. Naturally.
Back at the ranch, Dave and I had a little Lucy time
while her brother napped. Lucy is still just so dang T I
N Y !
Is one week the greatest age ever for kids?
Just for fun... let's go back... way back...
1981-back... to the day after Lisa was born...
when we brought (all 6 pounds, 6 ounces of) her home
from the hospital in Manila, Philippines.
Were we 12? Does Lucy resemble Lisa? Why was I wearing a
satin bed jacket? What were we thinking?
Dave and I are flying back to Portland tomorrow, so we kicked
Lenny, Lisa and Lucy out tonight and had a special dinner with Leo. (The kids
went down the street to a local bistro and Lucy slept through the entire meal in
her baby seat.) Before dinner, Leo and Bubba built an amazing tower for Leo's
vast animal collection:
Later, some serious coloring occurred.
Until my next update, I remain, your happy correspondent.
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