Almost all of the pictures over this period include our grandson, Spencer. On Thursday, we flew to the San Francisco Bay Area to baby-sit our grandson – for three days. Our daughter and son-in-law had to go out of town. He to a wedding in Chicago and she to present a paper at a conference and then on to Chicago for that wedding. So, from Friday morning thru Sunday afternoon, we were the full-time care givers for a one-year-old boy. We had forgotten the time, attention, and energy commitment something like that requires. It was work and it was tiring. But we wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.
There is one shot in this bunch that does not include Spencer. We took him to a neighborhood park each day.
The following day, Jan helped Spencer down a smaller slide. At the same time, a young woman was helping another toddler down the parallel slide. It’s fascinating to me how small children have such an intense interest in others small children while ignoring the bigger kids and adults.
After being on the slide and the swing, we spread out a blanket on the grass. That was Spencer’s stimulus to go exploring. Or was he trying to make a break?