This is one of the banners on the senior home across the street. This woman seems quite happy in spite of the fact that half her body is missing. I tried to take more pix out my window yesterday, but there wasn't enough light for them to come out well. Cafe Fiore, also across the street, was very busy, with bikers, moms with babies in strollers, dog owners and dog walkers seated outdoors, runners, skateboarders and other urban denizens enjoying the ambience. Fun to sit at my window working on my new computer and refreshing my eyes from time to time with the passing parade.
Yesterday was kids, kids, kids. We went to Golden Gardens, a close by beach which the girls love. It has a playground, too, but the major attraction is the ice cream stand. I'm glad they enjoy this place and have not been spoiled by trips to Disneyland and other such overpriced attractions for the young. They love to draw, paint and write stories. They think Terry and I are very funny.
The grandson has settled down a lot, and we have really been enjoying his company. He likes to sit and snuggle, and you don't hear me complaining about that. And the baby is trying very hard to walk. She is quite ambitious.
So it's a full grandparently experience. Four grandkids. I never thought we'd have grandchildren at all, so we are beyond thrilled at how wonderful they are.
I think the grandchild who did these pictures has talent. (They all do, of course. Not picking favorites here.) She is six. I love the flowers, and her portrait of Martin Luther King is very expressive. She and her older sister are getting good educations at a public school, even though the classes are very large and the facility is in need of paint and repairs. It is a comfortable and friendly place for them. On Tuesday there will be a music recital at the school, which I'm looking forward to.