|Letter from Los Angeles
||Tuesday | 18 August 2015
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Los Angeles, California: Our Adorable
Granddaughter turns one tomorrow and Lisa and Lenny's house will be filled with
family and friends - everyone flying-in to celebrate Lucy's Big Day. We caught
the Alaska Airlines shuttle ourselves to join the festivities.
If we thought Leo's first year went quickly, we had no idea the speed of time
increases with the second grandchild and the days zip by. One day Lucy is a
cooing infant and the next moment she is standing, clapping and eating on her
own. I know our own child (and most-likely yours as well) accomplished these
same amazing feats, but after 30+ years, we really can't remember every
All I know, Lucy's face lit-up when she saw us at the
airport and she melted into Bubba's arms all afternoon.
Oh. Those. Toes.
Lisa ran out on errands and Leo was allowed to watch 30 minutes of television.
He choose a Disney show - very cute - Mickey and all his friends having some
sort of adventure.
This evening Leo started asking me if I knew his friends. He started naming his
friends. Of course we know nearly all his friends, kids in his neighborhood and
his classmates (not to mention we saw them all again just two weeks ago for a
refresher-course at his birthday party). Leo was amazed that I knew his friends.
It is good to amaze your grandchild. It doesn't happen often.
Then I asked Leo if he knew a few of my friends. He did.
Lisa cooked an awesome meal tonight. Quesadillas filled with black beans, onion,
butternut squash and cheese. Super delicious, vegetarian and loaded with healthy
fiber. She served the quesadillas with a chopped salad and "Spanish" rice pilaf.
Veggie Quesadillas & Rice Pilaf
Lucy's dinner was the same, except deconstructed and without salt or spice.
Butternut squash, avocado, tortilla and hand-smashed black beans. Lucy
sometimes feels it is a waste of time to actually place the food in her
mouth with her fingers, so goes straight to the tray with her mouth. Genius!
Big Day Tomorrow. Lots of cooking. Lots of baking. Lots of
Can't wait to celebrate Lucy's 1st Birthday!
Until my next update, I remain, your Los Angeles correspondent.
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