The Carrot Incident: A Look Five Years Later

Good vitamins and minerals for my hair!

Good vitamins and minerals for my hair!

From Daddy: Here’s one of my favorite posts of all-time from five years ago http://beanieblog.wordpress.com/2009/07/25/the-carrot-incident:

From Jen: Robert is very stubbornly refusing to eat any vegetables in their normal form. Fruit, chicken, potatoes, breads are all no problem, but regular veggies are a big N-O in his book. He will still eat baby food (pureed) veggies though. Tonight when he decided he was done with his carrots, he swiped at the spoon and turned his head at the same time. Here’s the result (which I, for some reason, find hilarious).

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Scaling the Warped Wall


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G7fAe6G_TQ to watch him climb the pool a.k.a. the warped wall)

From Daddy: We arrived at Grandma’s and Granddad’s on Saturday evening. They had drained their pool and while I was unpacking the car, he and Mommy checked out the interior of the empty pool. Unfortunately, I wasn’t present when Mommy recognized a look on his face and he ran to try to scale the wall! (Earlier in the day, we were all inspired by the performance of Michelle Warnky on an airing of “American Ninja Warrior.”)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YygpYEXFxQ to watch on your mobile device)

His first attempt to scale the pool’s “Warped Wall” was unsuccessful, but this morning I gave him some pointers, and he succeeded twice!

Yesterday

We had so much fun yesterday! We took him to Chuck E. Cheese’s for lunch and games. It was his first time at Chuck E. Cheese’s and he’s been wanting to go for months. (He’s been influenced by TV commercials and recited their slogan “Where a kid can be a kid” yesterday.) He loved it and enjoyed the pizza. His favorite game was “H2Overdrive.”


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7gGmKrZ65k to watch him play “H2Overdrive”)

After dinner (because it was 102 degrees in the afternoon), we played in at Santa Clarita Park / the Robot Park playground:



(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP8yTF2OKNI to watch him play baseball, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh_-yiSRof0 to watch him swing, and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2M-zObj9tY to watch him laugh)

Two Days Ago

Map of the Santa Barbara Zoo

Map of the Santa Barbara Zoo (from the zoo’s web site)

We loved the Burmese black tortoises at the Santa Barbara Zoo!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaECCXZxW6s to watch the tortoises)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1_bRGyF0Gk to watch elephants get watered down)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-BcmaK6nGE to watch him ride motorized lion)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8DKrCGh94A to watch him slide down the “ant hill” in the Kallman Family Play Area)


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXlKlpX2sF8 to ride the train with us at the Santa Barbara Zoo)

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Back to Ferraro’s


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xshGNcAba8 to watch him, Grandma, and Granddad at Ferraro’s)

From Daddy: We had a great day at the Santa Barbara Zoo with Grandma and Granddad.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7cswAn2tU0 to watch part of the tour on the Santa Barbara Zoo’s train)

Then we enjoyed dinner at Ferraro’s in Ventura! Below was his first visit!


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COqJRizBYRw for one of the all-time cutest videos)

After dinner, we enjoyed the beach in Ventura.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_EXv-fcLRM to watch him frolic in the beach)

Five Years Ago

Grandma Carol holds Robert in Kitchen 4, July 6, 2009, 8:30 a.m.

Grandma Carol holds baby during breakfast

Grandma Carol holds Robert in Kitchen 1, July 6, 2009, 8:29 a.m.

What a little baby he was July 6, 2009!

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Busy Weekend

From Daddy: We had a very busy weekend!

This Afternoon

We had a playdate with one of the kids his grade from his school. We started with lots of time on tablet computers. Then we hiked along the historic trail above UCSF.


(or click www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_dsMQZMLFg to learn about the restoration of the trail)

When we returned, there was more tablet time, dinner with pizza, a cookie, and a trampoline. He later said, “My best playdate ever.”

2014 06 29 Tyler's, June 29, 2014, 4:09 p.m.

Electronics = best playdate ever, June 29, 2014, 4:09 p.m.

This Morning

2014 06 29 Home Depot, June 29, 2014, 9:03 a.m.

Race car cart at Home Depot at Westlake Shopping Center, June 29, 2014, 9:03 a.m.

We started with a trip to Home Depot. Then we made a quick stop at Walgreen’s before sharing some Egg McMuffins at McDonald’s.

2014 06 29 McDonald's 2, June 29, 2014, 9:48 a.m.

He enjoyed 1.5 Egg McMuffins at McDonald’s in Daly City, but he did not appreciate this photo being taken, June 29, 2014, 9:48 a.m.

Afterward, we visited J.P. Murphy Playground. He said that it was okay to go with me but “Mommy always falls on me and scratches me.” He understood that she didn’t try to do so.


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKKs1i3KONw to watch some basketball dribbling and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ue_1cG7Tj4 to watch him run the Indianapolis 5(00)-lap run around the sandbox)

Yesterday Afternoon

2014 06 28 Swimming, June 28, 2014, 12:36 p.m.

Happy swimmer, June 28, 2014, 12:36 p.m.


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

Yesterday Morning

We walked to the cacti on Judah Street (which he claims no longer interests him). He raced ahead of me and touched a garbage can, so we proceeded down 21st Avenue to the hair salon to wash hands, etc. However, it was 9:25 a.m. and it would open in five more minutes.

So, we headed around the corner to the bank to deposit $10 to his K2C Kindergarten-to-College account. The kind teller allowed us to use the restroom to wash his hands (and he impressed her by knowing how to say it in Cantonese).

Then we proceeded to Sheng-Kee to buy a snack. He selected a bolo bao for us to share. That morning, we’d counted out fifteen pennies, so as I was laying the pennies out on the counter beside our bolo bao on a tray, another bolo bao in a take-out bag appeared to our left. I remarked that it was the same as ours. The mom who bought the bolo bao had her daughter in tow and told me that it was the plainest thing that could be bought that her daughter would eat. (Interesting, because for him, he is the least picky about breads.) We happily ate our bao and then continued to the salon.

2014 06 28 Sheng Kee 2, June 28, 2014, 9:36 a.m.

A boy and his bolo bao, June 28, 2014, 9:36 a.m.

At the salon, I had him wash hands again. I was going to make an appointment for his haircut tomorrow, but when the TV was about to air The Lego Movie, he whispered, “Daddy, can I please have a haircut?” He was so distracted by the movie that he didn’t even mind when the blower was used on him.

2014 06 28 Salon de Annie, June 28, 2014, 9:53 a.m.

He’s on the right in the racecar. In the left background is the mom who bought the bolo bao for her daughter. In the foreground are three sons of a mom that we met 1.5 years ago during kindergarten tours, June 28, 2014, 9:53 a.m.

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Just a Toy

2014 06 26 Fort Building Toy 1, June 26, 2014, 8:32 a.m.

A toy built and painted during Fort Building camp and brought home on June 20, 2014

From Daddy: On the second day of Fort Building camp last week, he thought that he would be able to use a saw, but he was satisfied with having the opportunity to paint. He came home with purple paint splattered on his gray sweatshirt.

Also, a teacher said that he was building stairs. Later that was revised to “a pyramid.” A week ago, we found it at Fort Building camp and brought it home.

I asked him what it is, if it was a pyramid or something. He said that it was “just a toy.”

2014 06 26 Fort Building Toy 4, June 26, 2014, 8:33 a.m.

Profile of a toy built and painted during Fort Building camp and brought home on June 20, 2014

The specks on it are stuff from the ground that fused with the dried paint.

Yesterday

In the morning, he was bored and seeking something to do. So, I asked him to assist me while I took the photos above.

One Year Ago


(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xySaMa3HqqU to see ping-pong

2013 06 27 Garden Watering with the Boys, June 27, 2013, 6:26 p.m.

Happy watering Yeah-Yeah’s Garden with the boys, June 27, 2013, 6:26 p.m.

Four Years Ago

Robert and Maia in jammies 2, June 27, 2010, 7:31 a.m.

Boy and godsister in jammies, June 27, 2010, 7:31 a.m.

Five Years Ago

Daddy & Robert sleep 1, June 27, 2009, 11:26 a.m.

Father-son nap time, June 27, 2009, 11:26 a.m.

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Was Staying At Home Always Like This?

From Jen:

The following is a post I made on Facebook today.  Enjoy!

The Boy has been home from his morning golf camp for 2 hours and already, there have been these conversations:

Boy: I was really annoyed when you told me I was not quite tall enough for those ropes yesterday.
Me: You mean at My Gym?
Boy: Yeah.
Me: I wasn’t trying to annoy you, I was just being honest.
Boy: Yeah, well I didn’t want your honesty yesterday.

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As I’m trying to do laundry downstairs:

Boy: Huh, I guess you shouldn’t touch the tires of cars.
Me: Did you get dirty?
Boy: Yep. Look at my black finger nails
(And I turned around to also find a Hitler mustache from him touching his upper lip.)

************************************************************************************
And, lastly:
Me: (After the tire incident) Go wash your hands with soap and water please.
Boy comes out wiping his hands on his pants.
Me: Please don’t use your dirty pants as a towel.
Boy: Mom, it’s not like they got dirty at golf camp. It’s fine.

 

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The First Tee: The Second Day

2014 06 24 The First Tee 3, June 24, 2014, 12:02 p.m.

Happy golfer, June 24, 2014, 12:02 p.m.

From Daddy: He’s enjoying his golf camp! I asked him at dinner what he did today and he replied, “The same as yesterday.” I asked him what he did yesterday and he replied, “The same as today.”

2014 06 24 The First Tee - lunch, June 24, 2014, 12:23 p.m.

Not happy that Mommy is taking a photo, June 24, 2014, 12:23 p.m.

Two Weeks Ago

2014 06 10 Pool, June 10, 2014, 3:27 p.m.

Chasing a ball in the pool at Grandma and Granddad’s, June 10, 2014, 3:27 p.m.

2014 06 10 Connect 4, June 10, 2014, 5:23 p.m.

A game of Connect 4, June 10, 2014, 5:23 p.m.

One Year Ago

2013 06 24 135022_734 Bowling Robert, June 24, 2013, 1:50 p.m.

Bowling Robert, June 24, 2013, 1:50 p.m.

2013 06 24 132358_924 Bowling Score, June 24, 2013, 1:23 p.m.

Early Bowling Score (though he had bumpers in his bowling lane), June 24, 2013, 1:23 p.m.

2013 06 24 135225_725 Bowling Score, June 24, 2013, 1:52 p.m.

Later Bowling Score, June 24, 2013, 1:52 p.m.

2013 06 24 140215_261 Drinking Robert, June 24, 2013, 2:02 p.m.

Drinks after bowling, June 24, 2013, 2:02 p.m.

2013 06 24 140228_096 Drinking Robert, June 24, 2013, 2:02 p.m.

Robert drinking, June 24, 2013, 2:02 p.m.

Two Years Ago

2012 06 24 Naked in Bed, June 24, 2012, 9:23 a.m.

Naked in bed–there is a video that goes with this, but I won’t put it online, June 24, 2012, 9:23 a.m.

2012 06 24 12.28.54 Golfing boys 1, June 24, 2012, 12:28 p.m.

Two years ago today, he was playing golf with the boys, June 24, 2012, 12:28 p.m.

2012 06 24 12.29.08 Golfing boys 2, June 24, 2012, 12:29 p.m.

Sharing a club, June 24, 2012, 12:29 p.m.

2012 06 24 16.06.12 Ngen-Ngen and Yeah-Yeah on couch 1, June 24, 2012, 4:06 p.m.

Watching the family play the Wii with Ngen-Ngen and Yeah-Yeah on the couch, June 24, 2012, 4:06 p.m.

2012 06 24 16.06.29 Ngen-Ngen and Yeah-Yeah on couch 2, June 24, 2012, 4:06 p.m.

Holding his foot, June 24, 2012, 4:06 p.m.

2012 06 24 16.08.05 Ngen-Ngen and Yeah-Yeah on couch 3, June 24, 2012, 4:08 p.m.

Watching intently, June 24, 2012, 4:08 p.m.

Three Years Ago

2011 06 24 Discovery Museum - Curious George 3, June 24, 2011, 9:28 a.m.

Curious George exhibit at the Bay Area Discovery Museum – close-up, June 24, 2011, 9:28 a.m.

2011 06 24 Discovery Museum - Imagination Playground, June 24, 2014, 10:27 a.m.

Imagination Playground at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, June 24, 2014, 10:27 a.m.

2011 06 24 Discovery Museum - Curious George 2, June 24, 2011, 9:28 a.m.

Curious George exhibit at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (yes, this is where he has his Fort Building camp last week, June 24, 2011, 9:28 a.m.

Four Years Ago

Looking Down on Moose Shirt, June 24, 2010, 7:20 p.m.

Looking Down on His Moose Shirt, June 24, 2010, 7:20 p.m.

Grandparents and boys, June 24, 2010, 7:21 p.m.

Grandparents and boys, June 24, 2010, 7:21 p.m.

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