Emma brought her first ever calico critter travel dollhouse out to the balcony this morning. Again she is proving to be the most creative with space. She began her story with the Little House characters moving house and then sets up each detail. She brought along more characters to add to the fun. This will continue for some time so math is on hold. Play comes first. She will only be young once and we are in a pandemic. It’s good to have these priorities in place.
Saturday we walked all over Oakland and to Alameda. It was a lovely cool and breezy afternoon and we walked mostly on flat ground so we did not even feel that we had gone far at all.
We started walking around Lake Merritt and stopped at Snow park playground.
We watched the dragon boat races at the lake, stopped in Lucky’s market, looked in a thrift store and continued on our way.
We found a foot bridge that crossed over a highway, a train track and a BART track and decided to cross it to get to the marina.
Our path had led us to LJ Quinn’s Lighthouse restaurant where we stopped for calamari, peanuts and Drakes.
We walked along the Bay trail and unexpectedly found another playground.
The walk along the bay was so nice and we found a neat statue that paid tribute to women who helped shape Oakland, like the first school teacher.
Next we walked along the bridge that crosses over to Alameda.
Clover loves the toy shop there because they have used Calico Critters and she brought home some new friends.
Cutest bakery ever! A very special birthday gift from Aunt Elayne!
See photos from the Clover Bakery here and here.
She rolls in her desk chair along the shelf to play with her dollhouse and Calico Critters.