Grandson number 2 turned 3 today and we took everyone to the Getty Museum for lunch and a visit to the gardens as well as the James Ensor exhibit for us.
Watching the animals at the zoo; we started to see patterns of behavior. The mothers watching over their babies and teaching them skills for life; while we watched how an older child handles an ice cream cone in the heat of Los Angeles.
It is Christmas Day; cold and clear.
Dinner with warm hearts close by
Yet far from those we love most.
Tonight’s Moon is a Blue Moon. Wasn’t actually blue, but is was big and bright.
The collection of Katsinas on exhibit at the Autry Museum is in fact part of the collection from the museum of the SouthWest ( the oldest museum in Los Angeles) started by Charles Lummis, an almost Harvard graduate. I am always so glad that the past is preserved in places such as this. I marvel at the elegant creativity of humanity.
The afternoon was Felix’s birthday party. He will not remember it except through these photos, but then what are grandparents for? People stayed around after the party until children were really too tired. My daughter-in-law decided to see if she still fit in the outfit she had used to perform in New York City some years before Felix came along.
The main reason for our travel to California is to see our grandchildren and children. Luc will be 1 1/2 years our on the day of Felix’s first birthday. Like any grandparent our hearts go soft at the thought of these young boys. It is made easier by the fact that they are so good natured and happy. We will celebrate Felix’s first birthday on Friday along with a group of his friends.