eliot is qucikly turning into a little kid. he really likes the playground. he can hold his own pretty well with the 'big kids' and started to go down the slide by himself. he is looking so much more like a kid than a baby. he still loves to cuddle and be held like a baby, i will have a hard time letting that go.
this is at a beach park pretty close to us. out of picture range is a pack of teenagers swearing a blue streak. i will have reservations about bringing eliot back there after school hours. on one hand i was glad they were hanging out in a place where there were adults around but on the other hand it would have been nice if they kept the language away from the playground. one of those thoughts to ponder in the future. eliot fits right in with the way he says beach. it sounds an awful lot like a similar b word.
such fun at the beach.. not so much leaving the beach.
more interesting plants at the other ocean side park.
and in an attempt to thwart chair and table scaling i gave eliot a piece of paper and some crayons. he liked banging them into the paper, hasn't quite gotten the subtleties of drawing, or scribbling yet. i think he was more interested in organizing the crayon box. play ended when ingestion of crayons began. repeat temper tantrum shown above.