Quick Trip to Los Angeles
Indio, California: With all our recent travels,
we had not seen the Cutest Boy
Ever in nearly a month. A month is far too long - even with daily video chatting - to not wrap my
arms around Little Leo.
Before heading over to the Big City, I
spent a day baking like a madwoman, while DT
left me in peace went golfing
with a group of
guys from our RV resort. We brought a loaf of whole wheat oatmeal bread, a loaf
of cinnamon-raisin bread, a Marionberry tart and dinner for Wednesday and
Thursday. I also
squeezed 10 pounds of oranges from Borrego Springs for Lenny - that guy just
loves fresh-squeeze OJ. The two bags of Valencia oranges gave up FOUR quarts of
sweet delicious juice! And don't forget that frozen ready-to-bake apple pie from
We were greeted at the door with a squirming, giggling, somersaulting toddler.
Leo was way-too-excited to see us as well.
Leo treated us to an ukulele "concert".
Dave and I are exceptionally proud of our little grandson, but realize he is
just a normal little 30-month-old (in the eyes of others). We were so marveled
at the change in his speech over the past month. Little Guy is talking! Speaking
And even though Leo's speech is improved, and we may not always understand the
words he is singing... Leo can carry a tune like it's his job. This is a huge
improvement over several of the males on either side of his Mom's family tree.
Leo can't get enough of DT. Follows him around, asks to wear
his watch, wants Bubba to give horsey-rides on his knee, sits on his lap
during morning coffee.
But I rule at bedtime. Leo wants me to sing him a song or two. Still loves
the Janis Joplin... and though I had not rocked him to sleep for nearly a
month, Little Guy
still remembered every single word to each verse.
The weather in SoCal if ridiculously gorgeous. Much of the
country is suffering with snow and ice storms, and we are suffering with 85-ish
temperatures. We spent hours in the garden with Leo - watching him climb a tree
(!) and blow soap bubbles.
It's nice to know, some things never change.
We went on a long walk, made creatures with Playdough, walked around the
dining room table 157 times and played with Nemo stickers.
Oh, oops... did you want to see photos of Lenny & Lisa?
Sorry. They are fabulous! Our Grandawg, Reese, is also well - Reese sleeps
on the foot of our bed in the guest room when we visit.
We arrived back to our pretty campsite this afternoon and
had a quiet evening.
I served BBQ Beef Sandwiches - a recipe I am working on for
the March RV Goddess Newsletter.
A few neighbors stopped by:
Rocky - our favorite Golden - loves to saunter-on-over to
our campsite for a head scratch or nibble. DT always keeps treats for Rocky.
Any day now, I expect Rocky to ask to wear DT's watch.
Until my next update, I remain, your grandmotherly correspondent.
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