It was Anna. Hold hands. Go down in a boat. Put rocks in it? No slide. Anna live in Bremerton. Edie and Anna. Anna and Edie. Yeah.
At the water. I’m gonna climb. Not too high. Lots of rocks. Thank you for snacks Sarah.
Mimee come over! Hi! Hello! Go in a store. Pretty earrings. This boy doll, can I have it? My belly too hungry. How about hamburger? And french fries. And that, strawberry that. Drink it.
We walk at a pond. One daddy duck. It’s green, green head duck. It’s curly tail. Throw a rocks in water. It’s dripping! Cherry tree. We find stars on a ground. One red star, this green star, in my hand. It’s falling down! It’s water falling down! It’s beautiful. Hold a hand Mimee. Run up a bridge, run down! Again, again! By myself!
Daffodils. Don’t pick em. Tea pot song Mimee. Sit on a rock. I go in garden. What’s this? What’s this flower? I pick it. It’s daisies. A tree house. Yes, inside. Go out. Go out Mama and Mimee. I got to go pee pee. Cross a bridge. Mimee makes a crown on my head. I want it. I don’t want it. I want it. I see turtles! I see daddy ducks and mama ducks and daddy ducks. I see red fish and yellow fish. It’s blowing bubbles.
Run up to Wright Park. It’s climbing. Play a music. Mama, ride on this toy. I slide down it! I jump off it! I run away!
A mama duck and a daddy duck. Two daddy ducks. Fern, fern, daisy, dandelion. Here you go Mama. No Os, ducks. It’s my cheerio. No. Edie eat it. Don’t pick a daffodil. Smell a pink flower. A rhododendron.
A squirrel! A squirrel! It on a grass! Catch it! I catch it. A squirrel up a tree, mom.
Grandma and Grandpa. Auntie Erin and Uncle Brendan. Go to a park. Climb up a hill. Around around the circle. Pick up a rock. Throw it. No, don’t throw it. Gentle.
A crab, a little crab. I don’t want it. Look, little crab. What’s under a rock? No no. Go back up with Grandma. Climb up a hill. Go back.
Auntie Erin sit with me. I snuggle. Cold cold, wind. Sunshine day. Go to a beach. I sit up on rock. I sit with Auntie Erin baby. Grandma, in stroller. I get a rock, walk on a rock. Put it back. Put it in bowl.
Sunshine come up. Mr. Sun, sun Mr. Sun, sun. Shine a me! Go for run. Go running. Fast feet Mama. Get up in stroller. Hello bus. There a truck. Road, cross a road. Red hand, stop. Wait. Okay go.
Get out a park. Run run run! Fast feet Edie. I climb up it. Come on Mama. Come up! I go on slide. No. No go down slide. Go down stairs. Jump off!
I drive my stroller really fast up to sixth Ave. Mama has to run to keep up with me. I see a squirrel but no kitty cats. Where kitty cat go? Mama says maybe we will see one soon but we don’t ever see one.
On the way home I find this park. It is Ferry Park and it is the oldest park in Tacoma. I climb up and down. Wet wet slide. Go down. I don’t go down. No.
I am balancing on the rim around the park. Jump down. Run down the hill! Get back up. Help. Help please Mama.
We look at the pictures of the children protecting the park with signs and playing in a pool long ago. A guy picks up trash. I help. Then I get in my stroller and drive back to the white house.
Last night I went to Mimee and poppy’s house in Bremerton. I miss them a lot and every day I talk about visiting so finally Mama and I just went. We snuggled and talked and made pizza.
Today I came to some woods by the park. They are making a new spray ground so we can’t go in the park but the woods are full of squirrels, birds, and bumblebees.
Treasure box. Open it Mama. This. Cone. I put in. Close it. Help! Jump off. Where’s this come from? Birds. Up up up the hill.
We explore and climb. I stand above the diggers and watch the new park get built. We feel moss and bark and lichen, and I collect some cedar bark and soft sweet cedar feathers.
We came to Tacoma and Anty Rachel was running here! But then she ran away. Oh well.
We walked over to the pond. Ducks! Seagull! Squirrel! Kick leaves. Big truck. Toys.
Swing swing gibbon. Push mama! All done. Swing push? Okay. All done. There is a certain point when it just gets too high for me.
Slide. Climb. Rock! Climb; stand up, hand, jump. Woooo! Rock rock rock. Hand, jump. Kid! Wahoo! Big! Self! I show Mama the other kids, then I point to myself. Kid. Big girl. I mean, I am really not a baby now.
I climb all the way up on the toadstools, all six. Self. Jump. Hand? Mama says no hand. She helps a little when I loose my balance but mostly I do it by myself. We talk to some neighbors, and I go up and down slides. Some kid yells a tease far away; I pick up the refrain. Nanananananana! A little more rock climbing, some play beads… This is a total triumph for me. Mama asks if I want to see ducks again. Byebye toys, I sing over and over. Byebye toys.