My cousin Aydan lived in Cameroon but now she lives at Grandma’s house with the soft rabbit, blue dog, and my ballerina puzzle. It’s okay with me if she plays with them.
She is kind of tired from the airplane and the complete change of life. We have a big hug and she pets my face. I love her.
She also brought Baby Drake. He is little and eats all the food. Her mama and daddy are also here. So much family!
More adventures every day with Nana and Papa: we rode this boat over to Port Orchard to look at old cars. When I get old we will have fairs where I show everybody my cool toys and they will give me thousands of money to have my shiny old stuff.
I got thirsty so I poured lots of water on my feet and then my butt was damp in the stroller. I eat french fries with my fork, in my left hand. Lemons and limes are also delicious.
When I got up from my nap, Nana and Papa were here! They brought a little house stuck on the back of their truck. They brought me a book and a moose and some bubbles! Iris came for dinner with her friends and we ate chicken legs.
I ate more berries too. I have alpine strawberries and tiny blueberries and white currants, so I filled up my belly.
Oh oh! Nana and Papa brought my radio that sings elmo and cookie monster songs, and my bead roller, and my farm spinner. I have so much toys I need a new house to fit it all.
Iris’s friends are two boys. They are really interesting. They move fast, make noises, and almost light up, so they are pretty much better than any toys. Except they are more dangerous. When I am by myself and get hurt, it is usually because I was trying to do something new. When there are big kids running around, I can get hurt just standing there doing nothing.
What are we going to do tomorrow? It is always exciting when we go out with Nana. Hmmmm.
Then we went on this train in the sky between the tall buildings. We were pretty hungry so we got some chips at a mexican restaurant in the top of a tall building. We sat outside where we could see firetrucks and busses, and right about when I got sick of chips the beans came. I love beans. They are the best food. Mama wouldn’t share her fancy milk but Iris shared her chicken.
We finished dinner and went to some stores with the escalator. I played with cool instruments like a Peruvia shaker. I have an Aunt and Uncle in Peru, you know. They gave me my Llama and I’m going to go see them.
Then we ran ten blocks. Mimee was pushing me in the stroller. We were so fast we even caught a ferry! I walked on the top deck and came up and down lots of stairs. It was still dark when we got home.
This is starting to make sense. We are, apparently, going to ride another airplane. I hugged Nana and Papa bye bye. We are hanging out at the airport now, and I am climbing on seats and dancing to the muzak.
Now I’m on a plane. Where will we end up?
Mama keeps saying bye bye to all the things here at Nana’s house. It makes me uncomfortable. She went out the door without me and I cried. But she came back. We said bye bye lizards, bye bye birds, bye bye flowers, bye bye lemon trees. I waved, but I didn’t like it. Mama is also talking a lot about Da… What ever happened to him?
I sat with Nana to dot bop, dot bop, dot bop. She snuggled me so good and I put my head on her chest and we made sad faces. I don’t really know what’s going on, but it makes me kind of nervous and sad.
I found Nana and Papa at the last airport, and we got in the car to Santa Paula. That made me pretty grumpy because I already sat in chairs enough today. At the end, we got to a restaurant called Tia Babe’s which had really yummy salsa and beans. I climbed the little stairs up and down and up and down all by myself. I sang and danced and waved “love you” to Papa and made some friends with some surfers. I love climbing and wiggling so much. I just can’t stop. It is pretty and sunny. Mama tickled me in the car. I’m so tired and happy. Tomorrow I’m going to the pool and I’m going to catch a lizard.
Right now I’ on an airplane in Sacremento. We didn’t have enough people on our plane so we’re getting some more. Then we’re going to see Nana and Papa!