After Clare was finished with her conference in San Francisco, we headed down the peninsula to Los Altos to visit our friends the Buchheits. Spencer had a really great time playing with Thomas, who will be two years old in a couple months. Spencer was also intrigued by Camilla, who will soon be five. Camilla and Thomas both have great personalities. Camilla seems to really enjoy sleeping at the moment. She constructs her “bed” every day on the couch, and gets mad if you try to sit there. She is polite about it though, saying “please move. you’re in the way”. Thomas is very much like Spencer, in that he enjoys playing with trucks and creating disorder.
It proved fairly difficult to document any of the time they spent playing together, as they were all moving pretty quickly. I did manage to get in a few photos and one decent video. The cutest part of the video is when Thomas brings Spencer his bottle and offers it to him. It seems that both Thomas and Spencer have a pretty big sharing instinct. They also like to grunt and play with bowls.
Another cute thing happened on our way home. We got to the airport a little early, so we had about 45 minutes to kill in the waiting area. Spencer and I walked around some and inspected the carts (anything with wheels is appealing to Spencer). For the last 30 minutes or so, a couple 9 year old twins sat down by us, and were very intrigued by Spencer. They played with him for most of the remaining time, and were really great. Just another reminder to me that most people in the world are friendly.