Last year, David and I participated in a parent co-op preschool in Belmont called Little Hands. The most amazing thing about the year at Little Hands was watching David transition from having very little awareness that other kids were around to becoming really good friends with them. Even after a whole summer of not seeing a few of his classmates, he began playing with them immediately. Here are a few pictures of David with his friends and classmates – Cam, Ciaran, and Sienna.
This summer, David and I did Tiny Treks, a program that takes toddlers outside on short hikes. We were thrilled that our good friends, Jean and Ciaran, were able to join us. We picked berries and corn, splashed in streams, threw rocks in lakes, and saw lots of animals (including deer, donkeys, and chickens.) David had a great time, and is still talking about hiking with Ciaran.
David turned 2 on August 5th, and we’ve had a great time celebrating! In addition to the party that my mom had for him in Georgia in July, we went to Raging Waters on his actual birthday and had a party the weekend after.
Birthday pancakes (he insisted on putting the entire box of candles on the pancakes):
Raging Waters (we celebrated David’s birthday along with the birthdays of some dear friends, Patrick and Emily):
David’s party at Laureola Park:
Some quality reading time with Nanna Lynne and Paw Paw:
While we had some family in town, we took them up to SF. David went on his first cable car ride and had his first Ghirardelli ice cream. However, he fell asleep while we were walking across the Golden Gate.