Breaking Skin

From Daddy: During dinner, I noticed a scrape on his elbow. I didn’t think much of it until later he mentioned that he broke his skin. I asked him how it happened and if he fell. He said that while he was running a lap at recess before school that a fourth-grader ran into him. One of the before school program’s teachers “made him feel better.” He also reported that he did not cry.

I told him that I was proud of him for being so brave that he didn’t cry. I assured him that it would be okay for him to cry if he needed to, but I was still proud of his bravery.

This Evening

I told him during dinner that Grandma and Granddad were very proud of him for bicycling to school yesterday. He did not react.

One Year Ago

Monster At The End Of This Book with Di-Di 3, April 23, 2013, 5:22 p.m.

Showing Di-Di The Monster at the End Of This Book, April 23, 2013, 5:22 p.m.

Monster At The End Of This Book with Di-Di 5, April 23, 2013, 5:31 p.m.

Everyone looking at Monster at the End of This Book on the iPad, April 23, 2013, 5:31 p.m.

Two Years Ago

Returning from A Day Out with Thomas:

Casa de Fruta Pacheco Express 1, April 23, 2012, 12:55 p.m.

All aboard with Mommy and son, April 23, 2012, 12:55 p.m.

Casa De Fruta Peacock 2, April 23, 2012, 12:59 p.m.

Stalking the Casa de Fruta peacock, April 23, 2012, 12:59 p.m.

Casa De Fruta Peacock 3, April 23, 2012, 1 p.m.

Casa de Fruta Peacock and boy, April 23, 2012, 1 p.m.

Casa De Fruta Peacock 4, April 23, 2012, 1 p.m.

Casa de Fruta peacocks, April 23, 2012, 1 p.m.

Casa De Fruta Peacock 5, April 23, 2012, 1:02 p.m.

Chasing the Casa de Fruta peacocks, April 23, 2012, 1:02 p.m.

Casa de Choo Choo 2, April 23, 2012, 1:02 p.m.

Casa de Choo Choo, April 23, 2012, 1:02 p.m.

Casa de Fruta Fire Engine, April 23, 2012, 1:03 p.m.

Casa de Fruta Fire Engine, April 23, 2012, 1:03 p.m.

Casa de Fruta Pacheco Express 1, April 23, 2012, 12:54 p.m.

Casa de Fruta Pacheco Express, April 23, 2012, 12:54 p.m.

Three Years Ago

Hanging out with Grandma and Granddad while Mommy and Daddy were on vacation:

2011 04 23 Park with Grandma and Granddad 01, April 23, 2011, 10:37 a.m.

A day in the park with Grandma (taking the photo) and Granddad, April 23, 2011, 10:37 a.m.

2011 04 23 Park with Grandma and Granddad 03, April 23, 2011, 10:50 a.m.

A sense of wonder under the parachute, April 23, 2011, 10:50 a.m.

2011 04 23 Park with Grandma and Granddad 06, April 23, 2011, 10:55 a.m.

Petting zoo with Granddad, April 23, 2011, 10:55 a.m.

2011 04 23 Park with Grandma and Granddad 09, April 23, 2011, 11:21 a.m.

Ship-shape with Grandma, April 23, 2011, 11:21 a.m.

2011 04 23 Park with Grandma and Granddad 12, April 23, 2011, 11:33 a.m.

I’m sure that he’s happier than he looks, April 23, 2011, 11:33 a.m.

2011 04 23 Park with Grandma and Granddad 15, April 23, 2011, noon

Sliding, April 23, 2011, noon

2011-04-23_11-34-37_389 Bellagio 1, April 23, 2011, 11:34 a.m.

Mommy and Daddy were at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, April 23, 2011, 11:34 a.m.

2011 04 23 Dyeing Eggs with Grandma and Granddad 06, April 23, 2011, 3:30 p.m.

Dyeing Eggs with Grandma and Granddad, April 23, 2011, 3:30 p.m.

2011 04 23 Dyeing Eggs with Grandma and Granddad 03, April 23, 2011, 3:26 p.m.

Is the Easter egg ready yet?, April 23, 2011, 3:26 p.m.

2011 04 23 Dyeing Eggs with Grandma and Granddad 04, April 23, 2011, 3:28 p.m.

A perfectly dyed egg, April 23, 2011, 3:28 p.m.

2011 04 23 Dyeing Eggs with Grandma and Granddad 07, April 23, 2011, 3:32 p.m.

So happy dyeing eggs with Grandma (taking the photo) and Granddad, April 23, 2011, 3:32 p.m.

Hat, diaper, and boots, April 23, 2011, 4:53 p.m.

Hat, diaper, and boots, April 23, 2011, 4:53 p.m.

2011 04 23 With Grandma 2, April 23, 2011, 5:20 p.m.

Lovebug with Grandma 2, April 23, 2011, 5:20 p.m.

2011 04 23 Bath 4, April 23, 2011, 8:05 p.m.

Happy in the bath, April 23, 2011, 8:05 p.m.

2011 04 23 Bath 1, April 23, 2011, 8:05 a.m.

Bath time, April 23, 2011, 8:05 a.m.

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Bike and Roll

2014-04-22 Bike and Roll Day 1, 8:04 a.m.

Biking to school on Bike and Roll Day, 8:04 a.m.

From Daddy: To celebrate Earth Day, kids that came to school by bicycle or other non-motor rolling received a prize/gift pack (starting in the school garden at 8:15 a.m.). He mentioned it to Mommy last night.

2014-04-22 Bike and Roll Day 2, April 22, 2014, 8:04 a.m.

Approaching the stop sign at 20th Avenue on Kirkham Street as he bikes and rolls to school, April 22, 2014, 8:04 a.m.

So, this morning, he was thrilled and happy to bicycle his way to school as I walked along, occasionally pushing him up hills or slowing him downhill. We had warned him that we might arrive later than usual and that it was possible that he might miss bolo bao at school. He said, “I don’t care” because he liked prizes more than bolo bao


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41UaQVlDraA to watch a little bicycling)

2014-04-22 Bike and Roll Day 3 - Daddy and Robert, April 22, 2014, 8:16 a.m.

Bike and Roll Day – we arrived!, April 22, 2014, 8:16 a.m.

We were the first bicyclers to arrive! He got a sticker (the white strip in the photo above) that announced that he biked to school. As a walker, I received a “I walked to school today!!” sticker and a pencil. And there was plenty of time to join his classmates before school playing in the yard for calisthenics (though it was neat to bicycle around them) and for him later to get bolo bao.

This Evening

“Daddy, do you know what a time capsule is?”

We had a cute conversation about what is a time capsule. I told him that I knew what it is and asked if he knew. He said that he did. I asked where her learned about them and if he learned about them in school. He explained that he learned about them from TV and that TV can be for learning.

I said that typically time capsules involved objects. “Yeah,” he exclaimed, “to show how we lived!”

I explained to him that I do time capsules with pictures so that I know what we did. For example, I told him that one year ago we went swimming and that two years ago we road Thomas the Tank Engine. He was very surprised to learn that we rode Thomas years ago. “When I was three,” he said. “When I was a turtle [in preschool]!”

So cute.

One Month Ago

Swimming!

2014 03 22 Swimming 01, March 22, 2014, 12:45 p.m.

He looks so happy to be following the directions of his swimming teacher, March 22, 2014, 12:45 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu6C7NH_0ro to see his swimming class)

2014 03 22 Swimming 1, March 22, 2014, 12:57 p.m.

Pool hair, March 22, 2014, 12:57 p.m.

One Year Ago

2013 04 22 Plant Nursery, April 22, 2013, 2:27 p.m.

Plant Nursery, April 22, 2013, 2:27 p.m.

Three Years Ago

During our vacation, Mommy and I met Buzz and Woody on Las Vegas Boulevard. We sent a photo home to him and–three years ago–a print remains on his closet door.

2011 04 22 14-57-00_585 Daddy, Buzz, and Woody 1, April 22, 2011, 2:57 p.m.

Daddy has a chance encounter with Buzz, and Woody, whom he loved at the time, April 22, 2011, 2:57 p.m.

2011 04 22 14-58-10_576 Daddy, Buzz, and Woody 2, April 22, 2011, 2:58 p.m.

To infinity and beyond!, April 22, 2011, 2:58 p.m.

Four Years Ago

Sacramento Zoo 4, April 22, 2010, 12:18 p.m.

At the Sacramento Zoo, April 22, 2010, 12:18 p.m.

Sacramento Zoo 6, April 22, 2010, 12:26 p.m.

Mommy and son at the Sacramento Zoo, April 22, 2010, 12:26 p.m.

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2014 Easter Egg Hunt

(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSxEjcGRVeI to see him hunt for Easter eggs)

From Daddy: We had a great Easter egg hunt yesterday!

This Weekend

Swimming!

Swimming Hide & Seek!

(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTscW8dkpqE to see his swimming class and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoAZUpFP3U0 to see swimming hide & seek!)

Last Weekend

Since Sunday was Easter, we didn’t have basketball. Here’s video from the previous Sunday:


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qihz8fLnrPM to watch last Sunday’s basketball)

One Year Ago

Mommy was away having fun.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wovSh7S2Vto to watch a piano duel)

Daddy and son had lunch with turtles.

2013 04 21 Serramonte Turtles 1, April 21, 2013, 12:42 p.m.

Serramonte Turtles 1, April 21, 2013, 12:42 p.m.

2013 04 21 Serramonte Turtles 3, April 21, 2012, 12:48 p.m.

Serramonte Turtles 3, April 21, 2012, 12:48 p.m.

And then we went to his third swimming lesson.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag0vsWzaDfc to watch his third swimming lesson)

Goodnight Mommy, April 21, 2013, 7:37 p.m.

Goodnight Mommy, wherever you are, April 21, 2013, 7:37 p.m.

Two Years Ago

We had a Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine.

2012 04 21 Day Out with Thomas - Train Conductor, April 21, 2012

Train Conductor, April 21, 2012

2012 04 21 Day Out with Thomas - Family 3, April 21, 2012

Family with Thomas, April 21, 2012

2012 04 21 Day Out with Thomas - Grandparents 2, April 21, 2012, 12:31 p.m.

Grandparents, boy, and trains, April 21, 2012, 12:31 p.m.

2012 04 21 Day Out with Thomas - Family 1, April 21, 2012

Family with trains, April 21, 2012

2012 04 21 Day Out with Thomas - Train, April 21, 2012

Thomas, he’s the leader! April 21, 2012

2012 04 21 Day Out with Thomas - with Granddad on Train 1, 12:42 p.m.

With Granddad on the train, 12:42 p.m.

2012 04 21 Day Out with Thomas - with Daddy on Train 2, April 21, 2012, 1:15 p.m.

Tired with Daddy on the train, April 21, 2012, 1:15 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC9u9H_EGaw to see the train ride)

And then we played golf.

2012 04 21 Day Out with Thomas - Golf with Mommy, April 21, 2012, 1:55 p.m.

With trains in the background, Mommy tees up, April 21, 2012, 1:55 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFcN9bNizt8 to watch him put around)

2012 04 21 Day Out with Thomas - Popcorn with Mommy 2, April 21, 2012, 2:21 p.m.

Snack time after Thomas, April 21, 2012, 2:21 p.m.

And he spent some time in the pool.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8EBYOFeEZ4 to watch him hang out in the pool with Grandma and Mommy)

Three Years Ago

Mommy and Daddy had a mini-vacation away from the Beanie.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNReYXhod28 to watch the animatronic butterfly sadly NOT flap while being recorded)

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Easter Cacti Hunt

2014-04-19 19.41.32 Easter Bunny Note 2, April 19, 2014, 7:41 p.m.

Note for the Easter Bunny, April 19, 2014, 7:41 p.m.

From Daddy: Happy Easter!

2014 04 20 Easter Cacti Hunt 11, April 20, 2014, 12:34 p.m.

Super-hero pose during the Easter catci hunt, April 20, 2014, 12:34 p.m.

We had an Easter egg hunt this morning (video to be posted later). Some time afterward, we went on a neighborhood bike ride and cacti hunt!

2014 04 20 Easter Cacti Hunt 01, April 20, 2014, 12:28 p.m.

He got off his bike and picked a weed, April 20, 2014, 12:28 p.m.

2014 04 20 Easter Cacti Hunt 02, April 20, 2014, 12:28 p.m.

He is trying to present the weed to the camera, April 20, 2014, 12:28 p.m.

2014 04 20 Easter Cacti Hunt 03, April 20, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Pointing at some newly planted cacti on Kirkham Street, but maybe I should get the home security sign out of the frame, April 20, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

2014 04 20 Easter Cacti Hunt 04, April 20, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Pointing at some newly planted cacti on Kirkham Street, April 20, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

2014 04 20 Easter Cacti Hunt 06, April 20, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Pointing at some newly planted cacti on Kirkham Street and looking at the camera as well, April 20, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

2014 04 20 Easter Cacti Hunt 07, April 20, 2014, 12:32 p.m.

Looking at succulents on 23rd Avenue that have become very familiar, April 20, 2014, 12:32 p.m.

2014 04 20 Easter Cacti Hunt 09, April 20, 2014, 12:33 p.m.

Biking up to cacti that look to Daddy like prickly pickles, April 20, 2014, 12:33 p.m.

Some time after the bike ride, we went to Home Depot (yes, we saw cacti there), then got snacks at Sheng Kee Bakery (yes, he got a bolo bao), and took a walk along the shopping center. Then he pouted that he didn’t get more treats.

One Year Ago

2013 04 20 Mommy's note, April 20, 2013, 10:43 a.m.

I think that we’ve been abandoned, April 20, 2013, 10:43 a.m.

2013 04 20 Boys playing in kitchen 1, April 20, 2013, 12:03 p.m.

The boys were having a great time in the kitchen, April 20, 2013, 12:03 p.m.

Two Years Ago

2012 04 20 Jammies, April 20, 2012, 7:48 a.m.

Clover jammies and a cap, April 20, 2012, 7:48 a.m.

Three Years Ago

2011 04 20 14-30-43_994 Baseball helmet, April 20, 2011, 2:30 p.m.

Trying on a helmet in the sporting goods section, April 20, 2011, 2:30 p.m.

Five Years Ago

His first trip to the beach


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lcp8YVVRAw to see the beach)

Beach - Eating Sand 1, April 20, 2009, 12:40 p.m.

Wait a sec–I’m eating sand!

Beach - Eating Sand 2, April 20, 2009, 12:40 p.m.

Mmm, crunchy!

Beach - biting baby food, April 20, 2009, 12:27 p.m.

Plastic- Mmm, Mmm Good

Daddy holds Robert in the kitchen, April 20, 2009, 5:58 p.m.

Daddy and Robert are happy to see each other at the end of the day!

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Fishing for Cavities & Easters Past

2014 04 18 Health Care Fair - Fishing for Cavities sign, April 18, 2014, 4:45 p.m.

Fishing for Cavities sign, April 18, 2014, 4:45 p.m.

2014 04 18 Health Care Fair - Fishing for Cavities 1, April 18, 2014, 8:14 a.m.

Testing Fishing for Cavities, April 18, 2014, 8:14 a.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-YMOO3Dt0c to see him fish for cavities)

From Daddy: Yesterday morning, when we arrived at his before-school care program, we were informed (well, I was informed…maybe the boy already know) that there would be a Health Care Fair with games after school. He was asked if he wanted to help test “Fishing for Cavities.” He had doubts, but I encouraged him: I told him that he likes fishing (even though he’s only pretended to fish in games in the past). He was happier than I had seen him at any morning all week long! (Including during Wednesday morning’s trip to the bakery, below.)

That afternoon, when I arrived at the Health Care Fair, I was proud how patiently he waited in line with much bigger kids to do squats:

2014 04 18 Health Care Fair - Squats, April 18, 2014, 4:19 p.m.

Waiting patiently for the Squat Challenge at the Health Care Fair, April 18, 2014, 4:19 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIxozVdGChE to see him do squats).

Later there was the Food Plate Toss. He loved throwing bean bags, but the part of the game in which he was supposed to name different types of foods was a bit lost on him:

2014 04 18 Health Care Fair - Food Plate Toss sign, April 18, 2014, 4:46 p.m.

Food Plate Toss sign, April 18, 2014, 4:46 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ37xTAqGq0 to see the Food Plate Toss)

But then a return to the familiar Fishing for Cavities


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8mZqtxXBEY to see him try to fish for cavities at the Health Care Fair)

This exhibit was so interesting. The first-graders placed Gummi Worms in vinegar (bin A at the top of the photo) and the worms’ gelatin expanded into sea monsters! It shows the that gelatin would absorb acid, like from the stomach. In bin B (at the bottom of the photo), the Gummi Worms were placed in water with similar effects, though the water didn’t dissolve the color dye as much as the acidic vinegar did. Make sure to chew your gummis.

2014 04 18 Health Care Fair - Gummy Worms, April 18, 2014, 4:49 p.m.

Expanded Gummy Worms–bin A has vinegar and big B has water, April 18, 2014, 4:49 p.m.

There was a backward High Jump that was also a bit lost on him:


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5UzSREC3Z0 to see him puzzle over jumping backwards)

On to a return to the Ladder Race (which he did the first time before I arrived):

2014 04 18 Health Care Fair - Ladder Race, April 18, 2014, 4:53 p.m.

Ladder Race, April 18, 2014, 4:53 p.m.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlXHxJnwrlw to see the Ladder Race)

By the time we got to Two-Minute Recess, he lost interest/energy:


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRHIXeRigrE for some of a Two-Minute Recess)

This Afternoon

Swimming!

2014 04 19 Swimming 01, April 14, 2014, 12:35 p.m.

He’s having trouble conceptualizing “sit-jumps” or diving from seated position, April 14, 2014, 12:35 p.m.

2014 04 19 Swimming 03, April 19, 2014, 12:38 p.m.

C’mon!, April 19, 2014, 12:38 p.m.

2014 04 19 Swimming 08, April 19, 2014, 12:44 p.m.

Ready to sit-jump, April 19, 2014, 12:44 p.m.

2014 04 19 Swimming 18, April 19, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

Splashing water into his mouth, April 19, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

2014 04 19 Swimming 16, April 19, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

The seems of his suit are splitting, and this may have been his last swimming class with them!, April 19, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

2014 04 19 Swimming 20, April 19, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

Teacher helps fit the innertube over him in preparation for Hide & Seek, April 19, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

2014 04 19 Swimming 22 - Hide & Seek, April 19, 2014, 12:57 p.m.

Where’s Teacher? – Hide & Seek, April 19, 2014, 12:57 p.m.

This Evening

Dyeing eggs!

2014 04 19 Dyeing Easter Eggs 1, April 19, 2014,  7:25 p.m.

Happily coloring Easter eggs, April 19, 2014, 7:25 p.m.

2014-04-19 19.27.52 Dyeing Easter Eggs 5, April 19, 2014, 7:27 p.m.

Working hard on his Easter egg, April 19, 2014, 7:27 p.m.

2014-04-19 19.33.13 Valentine's shirt, April 19, 2014, 7:33 p.m.

We put on this shirt after swimming. He said, “It’s Easter, not Valentine’s Day!” But we thank Nana Jeanie for this shirt. As he said this evening, “It fits great!” April 19, 2014, 7:33 p.m.

Wednesday

On Tuesday afternoon, he was very emotional and he would tell me that he missed (i.e., was too distracted to hear) the call for breakfast. He has his favorite bolo bao on Tuesday mornings, so he felt badly. So, I promised that I would take him to the bakery for bolo bao the next morning.

We had a nice time. I parked half a block away and we walked hand-in-hand to the bakery. We bought the bao and shared it. He was pleased, but not jubilant. While he enjoyed the bao, I think that he knew that his routine was off and he most prefers routine.

2014 04 16 Sheng Kee Bolo Bao, April 16, 2014, 8:20 a.m.

Bolo Bao treat in the morning, April 16, 2014, 8:20 a.m.

Previous Easters!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ63ewU_kmI to see the 2013 Easter Egg Hunt!)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRafJQzPeAo to see Easter 2012!)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZyQPv4Fz88 to see Easter 2011!)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvRNEfAuUAE to see Easter 2010!)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQplWWnzPxU to see his first Easter present)

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He Likes Spending Time with Me

From Daddy: This morning, after he woke up, he walked into my bedroom. I asked him if he wanted to come into bed with me or if he wanted to get into bed with Mommy (who had recently shifted over to the guest bedroom). He crawled into bed, kissed me on the cheek, and told me that he wanted to be with me. I smiled widely. “I like spending time with you,” he said.

“I like spending time with you too, so much.”

Two Days Ago

He’s been sick and home from school since Tuesday. I heard him cough at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. At 5:00 a.m., I heard him whimpering. He complained about feeling poorly, and Mommy confirmed a fever. When Mommy went to call an advice nurse, he whimpered alone. I asked if he wanted me to be with him. “Are you still sick?” he asked. I had been sick since Saturday.

“Yes.”

“Then, no!” he replied.

Later, Mommy managed to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wong–who she explained to him was a colleague of Dr. Chan’s, he usual pediatrician. “Where’s Dr. Chan?” he asked. “Is he sick?” Funny.

Until the appointment, Robert got to watch some of the movie Turbo, his new favorite film.

This Weekend


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu_fPXHGwBQ to watch some basketball)

Above is a video of his basketball class from Sunday. I was too ill to attend, but Mommy shared this video.

The class was in San Carlos, which was warm. He told Mommy, “I don’t like it when it’s sunny and warm because it makes me want ice cream and you always say, ‘No.’ “

Below is a video of Saturday’s swimming class.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7wWSIFU15Q to see him swim)

Later on Saturday, while Mommy and I attended a function at her school, we left him at the arranged childcare site at the school. As we approached it, he said that he thought that he was like it; he remembered that he’d been there before! (Yes, the previous two years!) We were one of the first to arrive and the adult in charge recognized him. I covertly walked over the game cabinet and noticed that they had Connect Four! I made sure the the adult knew that he liked Connect Four. (He did get to play some that night.)

Later, I would hear that he ate lasagna (a step up from the usual pizza–good boy!) and divided him time between watching Frozen, the first and so far only movie he’s watched in the theater, and playing dodgeball. Actually, when I went to pick him up, I walked right through the dodgeballers because I didn’t think that he would play dodgeball. (He hates elimination games like dodgeball, tag when you can tag right back, musical chairs, sharks and minnows…well, I guess he’s over sharks and minnows now, right?) I didn’t see him, so I passed the dodgeballers again, walked to the movie room, didn’t see him, and then returned to see him put on a great jump/body turn/dodge then throw move. Wow, he’s over dodgeball now too.

I asked if he wanted to leave, but he didn’t. I picked him up again about twenty minutes later just after 9:30 and he was so tired. At home, after he took off his shoes, I asked Mommy to make sure that he was okay: He tried to fall asleep on the floor!

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Superhero Haircut

2014 04 05 To Annie's 1, April 5, 2014, 9:56 a.m.

Running to Annie’s, April 5, 2014, 9:56 a.m.

From Daddy: This morning, he and I walked down to Annie’s to get our hair cut.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o0NGbxJxW8 to follow his to Annie’s)

2014 04 05 To Annie's 2, April 5, 2014, 9:57 a.m.

His new superhero pose, April 5, 2014, 9:57 a.m.

By the way, here is his new superhero pose: before his haircut above and after his haircut below.

2014 04 05 From Annie's 2, April 5, 2014, 10:58 a.m.

His new superhero pose in front of the neighborhood Light Blue Smart Car, April 5, 2014, 10:58 a.m.

Ngen-Ngen happened to be at Annie’s, and he was game to demonstrate his written Chinese.

2014 04 05 At Annie's, April 5, 2014, 10:01 a.m.

Performing at Annie’s by writing in Chinese, April 5, 2014, 10:01 a.m.

After the haircut, we walked down to ATM where Daddy withdrew some money and then we continued to the bakery to buy a chicken pie and bo lo bao (pineapple bun) to share (he spent a dollar of his own money).

Then we went to the bank together to deposit $10 of his own money into his Kindergarten 2 College account. There was someone in front of us at the bank and I asked him to read the sign “Please wait here,” which he did (I’m still tickled that he can read). He waited patiently until a teller guided us to the counter. I showed his K2C card and said that we’d like to deposit into his account. He slapped his own ten dollar bill onto the very tall counter. I lifted him up so that he could see, and he and the teller had such a cute and polite conversation.

2014 04 05 From Annie's 4, April 5, 2014, 11 a.m.

Dandelion in hand, April 5, 2014, 11 a.m.

2014 04 05 From Annie's 5, April 5, 2014, 11 a.m.

Blowing dandelion, April 5, 2014, 11 a.m.

He was naughty at swimming, squirting pool water out of his mouth at his teacher’s face, not staying with the kids (and getting a lecture from the lifeguard), and tossing his pool noodle. *Sigh!*

2014 04 05 Swimming 1, April 5, 2014, 12:36 p.m.

He is splashing pool water into his mouth, April 5, 2014, 12:36 p.m.

One Year Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrttNNmz9CY to watch him play at the Bay Area Discovery Museum)

Abby and Robert Bridge Pic 1, April 5, 2013, 4:55 p.m.

With Abby and the Bridge 1, April 5, 2013, 4:55 p.m.

Abby and Robert Bridge Pic 2, April 5, 2013, 4:56 p.m.

With Abby and the Bridge 2, April 5, 2013, 4:56 p.m.

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