|Letter from Los Angeles
||Tuesday | 2 August 2016
Leo is Five
Los Angeles, California: Though this birthday
celebration has been going-on for several days, today our eldest grandchild
turned five. Officially.
We went to Westward Beach in Malibu with nearly everyone in Leo's family -
including both sets of grandparents.
80 degrees and a slight breeze
Lenny's dad with Leo and Lucy
Bubba with Miss Lucy
We were all quite surprised our little dare-devil, Lucy,
wanted nothing to do with the scary ocean. No way. No how. She just wanted
to play in the sand. But Lucy is Lucy and she did not like having sand on
her hands. The afternoon was a vicious pattern of Lucy getting sand on her
hands, dipping them in a pail of water to rinse the sand, drying her hands
and then... getting sand on her hands, dipping them in a pail of water,
drying her hands and then... well, you get the gist this scenario. The worst
problem is that Lucy is constantly eating and she was freaked if sand
touched her food... and if you are nearly two and you are eating at the
beach... well, sand is going to touch your food.
All photos of the children today have them covered in white sunscreen.
At one point Lisa buried Leo up to his chin in sand... but she let him
After three hours of fun-in-the-sun, we went up to a
for a birthday dinner for our favorite five year old.
"Leo" ordered the house special tower of seafood - lobster,
clams, oysters, hamachi crudo, shrimp and ahi tuna tartar.
This old Bubbe ordered fish and chips, made with red snapper.
Leo received a special birthday dessert and everyone sang
Happy Birthday (again!) to a very happy Leo.
What a wonderful few days we have enjoyed celebrating Leo's fifth birthday!
Leo is a most-excellent grandchild. Always interesting. Always challenging.
Always sweet. Always concerned about everyone's feelings. Always asking
questions. Leo is such a joy and we are so blessed he calls us Bubbe and
Happy Birthday, Leo!
Until my next update, I remain, your sandy correspondent.
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