Yesterday at the park, Paco ate a couple of mandarin oranges which Shannon had brought, then 4 or 5 of the ones that Cindy brought. So, last night I went and bought a 3 lb bag of Cutie mandarin oranges and then set them out in a basket which they would see when they woke up this morning. When I got up at 8 am, Paco and Tommy had each eaten 6 of them! And then, within, a few minutes, Tommy ate another 3. The bag is completely gone.
After several hours of playing whist, I was trying to explain to Paco how duplicate works with the boards moving in one direction and the East-West players in the other. It was then about 2:20 pm, so he and I decided to run over to the Bridge Center so that he could see the layout. Several tables nwere still playing and he could see the table mats still on the tables. He met several of my friends and seems interested in playing.
Later I took Paco to Davis to have dinner, swim, and then spend the night with a friend. On the way there, he said several times that he is surprised that Tommy is so interested in whist when he wants to talk so much. … but the talking is all about the card game.
Again today Tommy wanted to play whist. He talks non-stop about his cards and what he hopes Paco and I will play. The only other child I know that approached his volume of conversation was his mother!
We are at Southside Park in downtown Sacramento where Cindy and Shannon and kids are to join us. The temperature is an unbelievable 75 degrees with a cool breeze.
Clark knew there was a lake and fishing, so he brought his gear. But, Paco declared fishing boring after a couple of minutes.
In the photo P and T are playing Tic Tac Toe on a built-in pad in the play structure designed for 5-12 year olds.
At 10:30 this morning Tommy, with Paco and Erin nearby, asked if we could play whist. So we got 3 hands in before lunch.