Grandma is so desperate to watch you by herself that she demanded your mother and I go for a getaway (your grandma is convinced if we aren’t around, you’ll just cling on to her and play with her more). We didn’t up much of a fight and after some discussion we decided, of all things, to go on a hike to the Bridge to Nowhere up near the San Gabriel Mountains.
So we woke up even earlier than usual, pumped ourselves up with coffee, met up with friends, and set off on the 10-mile hike to a bridge to literally nowhere. Apparently it was an infrastructure project that was abandoned after a series of floods, but the hike itself has a good balance of desert, green, creeks, and a nice prize at the end with a refreshing watering hole.
We probably thought about you every 100 steps because as refreshing as it was not having to worry about you immediately, you bring such an exciting presence to our lives. I confess I was also nervous having grandma and yeye watching you, but I really shouldn’t…maybe I should rephrase and say I was more worried about you running grandma and yeye ragged with your boundless energy.
You’ve been having so much fun in San Diego with grandma and yeye this trip…you often prefer just hanging out at home playing “hide and seek” with them (less hide and seek and more you telling them where to hide). Your grandma, bless her, will chase you around the house with a spoon of food every meal while you do whatever you want.
And of course, we can’t forget about all the fun you have with your cousins who came down to visit for a couple of days. We all melted in the sun at the San Diego Safari Park, played with water balloons, played hide and seek, and swam around the local pool. Seeing you with them makes me wish we your cousins were closer to us or that you had a sibling, but that’s definitely a conversation for another day.