|Letter from Los Angeles
||Saturday | 5 July 2014
Los Angeles, California: There is no such
thing as sleeping-in or having a lazy Saturday when there is a toddler in the
house. Everyone is up early and ready for adventure. We met friends at City
Hall's Grand Park. This
great new park has tons of green space and a water-play fountain for the
Leo, and his friend, Rina, ran around in the fountain for an hour or so.
It was enough to exhaust Leo. He fell asleep in the car on the way home
and took a THREE HOUR nap.
And so did his Momma.
The rest of the afternoon was spent playing and building castles, forts,
barns and other imposing structures with the Magna-Tiles.
These crazy plastic snap-together-with-magnets tiles are addictive and
there is no end to the possible construction combinations. Bubba and Leo
built another amazing fortress (and I contributed the pointy "barn" on
Leo is getting to the age where he will play alone for long stretches
and he is currently obsessed with his collection of small plastic
animals and still likes to line them up, herd them into groups, arrange
them in circles and carries at least one critter at all times.
I cooked dinner for the family tonight... but the dinette table had been
converted to an ark, so we dined alfresco.
After our meal, we took another walk.
Dave, Lenny, Leo and Reese led the way...
Safety in numbers. It's a jungle out there.
Until my next update, I remain, your urban correspondent.
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