Los Angeles, California: Our Little Grandson is two years old today. He celebrated his Big Day (though we are pretty-sure he didn’t really realize exactly what was going-on) at the beach in Los Angeles with his parents and both sets of grandparents.

Nothing says Birthday Breakfast better than Nutella on toast

The kids rented a shade structure at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. The beach estate, built by William Randolph Hearst (for his mistress Marion Davies), now only contains the original art-deco-inspired swimming pool, but has cabanas for rental, a huge beach, a restaurant, event space, splash park and reserved parking. Learn more about the history of this beautiful facility here.

Lenny’s Mom, Dad, Leo, Lenny & DT

Santa Monica Pier in the distance

Leo with Lenny’s Mom

The splash park

Original pool

(NOTE FIGURE LEFT: USA Sand Volleyball team were also at this beach today.)

The late afternoon was spent back at the house cooking in preparation of Leo’s birthday party tomorrow morning. Cookies, cupcakes, salads, quiches – and many more dishes have been organized for the Official Celebration.

Tonight, Leo celebrated with his immediate family at home.

Leo had ice cream…

   …opened a few gifts – including a lei, hula skirt
and a ukulele from Aunt Colleen & Uncle Tyson…

…and he is now ready for his party tomorrow.

Until my next update, I remain, your excited correspondent.

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