Friday, September 2, 2011

September Afternoon

Went along to Huntington Park with Mabel Watson Payne and her father this afternoon. For the last several days she has insisted on wearing either or both of the strings of beads (red and green) visible above. She taught herself to put them on and take them off. And now that she can make her own choice, it is to put them on and leave them on.

These new sand toys came recently -- as a birthday present, I think -- but Mabel Watson Payne treated them already as familiar old friends.

She wanted her father to look into the mysterious yellow tunnel with her. A little while later, after some hesitation, she decided to crawl through it and meet me at the other end. Then we climbed to a higher ramp and went down the slide.